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Paris is turning its iconic street into pedestrian gardens

The Champs-Élysées is getting a major renovation—one that will remove most of the cars.

American Automobile Manufacturers Talking Seriously About Flying Cars

Fiat Chrysler plans to mass produce flying cars by 2023

Proposed bill aims to establish intercity passenger rail service in Indiana and beyond

Let us know whether you would use passenger rail service in the poll at the bottom of this story

U.S. Department of Transportation Releases Automated Vehicles Comprehensive Plan

“This comprehensive plan lays out a vision for the safe integration of automated vehicles into America’s transportation system while ensuring that legitimate concerns about safety, security, and privacy are addressed,” said Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

Cadillac wants to fly people in electric drones

The VTOL flying car (that’s the term used for vertical take-off and landing vehicles or passenger drones) is GM’s first design in aerial mobility. It’s an idea for personal air travel that doesn’t require a trip to the airport.

Champs-Élysées Makeover Inspires U.S. Advocates To Push for Better City Arterials

As Parisians celebrate a new plan to pedestrianize the Champs-Élysées and cut car traffic in half, Americans street safety advocates demand redesigns for their own cities’ dangerous downtown arteries.

Street Made Entirely of Recycled Plastic Asphalt – Los Angeles applies recycled plastic asphalt on first major city street

The material, now being tested on California roads, is made using recycled PET plastic and promises longer-lasting road treatments.

Allegiant Air aims for pandemic vacationers with flights to 3 new cities, including Jackson Hole and Portland

Allegiant Air is expanding to three new cities as part of a 21-route expansion aimed at pandemic vacationers.

CityQ is like a four-wheeled electronic-drive ebike

According to its designers, it legally qualifies as an ebike, meaning that it can be driven in bike lanes and other car-free areas. It also doesn’t require a driver’s license to operate.

New catalyst converts common plastic waste into fuels and wax

A plastic bag and waste plastics could be transformed to valuable chemicals in high yields.”