Today’s Headlines

  • You may have seen the disturbing Guatemala City sinkhole — but how did it happen? A look at the street engineering behind the scare (ABC)
  • Lawmakers offer bills providing subsidies, incentives for electric car expansion (Det. News)
  • Vermont becomes latest state to criminalize texting and cell phone use by drivers (AP)
  • Caterpillar boosts its rail business with $820m acquisition (Bloomberg)
  • Alabama governor launches new efficiency initiative for state’s auto industry (AP)
  • Michigan officials plot a coming push for high-speed rail funding (Press & Guide)
  • Rhode Island lawmakers approve study of future transition to vehicle mileage tax (ABC6.com)
  • A look at South Africa’s infrastructure preparations for this month’s World Cup (VOA)

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State Farm Looks to Engage Cycling Community

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Responding to criticism of an ad depicting a humiliated office worker forced to bike to his job due to high gas prices, State Farm Director of Marketing Communications Tim Van Hoof writes: I’m sorry this commercial offended anyone. State Farm has been a supporter of bicycle safety through the thousands of bicycle rodeos we’ve held […]

State of California Sues Carmakers on Climate Change

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If you think Eliot Spitzer picked some tough fights as Attorney General, check out this guy Lockyer in California: SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California filed a global warming lawsuit on Wednesday against Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp., Toyota Motor Corp. and three other automakers, charging that greenhouse gases from their vehicles have cost the state millions of dollars. […]