Green Transportation

The latest and greatest on the many ways to move around, from electric cars and hybrid vehicles to commuter and electric bikes.

SuperTruck: Let's Get the Snowball Rolling!

By Ben Nelson

Feels like I'm finally getting the ball rolling on my DIY Plug-In Hybrid Truck Project. I got a chance to visit Hot Rod Jim, talk about drive shafts, and even got the bed off the truck!

2012 Bicycle Travel Award Winners

By Adventure Cycling Association

Check out the 2012 Bicycle Travel Award winners selected by Adventure Cycling Association.

MAX Update No. 98: This Year's Top Story

By Jack McCornack

The second attempt at weatherproofing MAX involves a convertible top which flips open to get in or out of the cockpit. Not perfect, but not bad.

Rails-to-Trails Could Give Schools and Communities Safe Routes to School

By Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Schools and cities all around the U.S. are using abandoned rail corridors to encourage foot and bike transportation in their communities.


Scott Skylar Leads the Charge for Alcohol Powered Cars

By the MOTHER EARTH NEWS editors

A former senatorial aide is promoting alcohol-powered cars by driving around Washington, DC in a vehicle he converted to alcohol fuel himself.

The Best-Loved Car in the World

By Bryan Welch 

I was gratified when, two weeks ago, Consumer Reports announced that the Chevy Volt was the best-loved car in the world among people who drive one – for the second year in a row. I have never loved a car like I love this one. And I have loved some cars.

Motorcycle vs. Car: Which is Best for Commuting?

By Rebecca Martin

As gas prices go up, more motorcycles appear on the roads. There's a strong belief among commuters that bikes are cheaper to own and operate. But which machine is really the winner in the battle of motorcycle vs. car?

Mass Transportation Ridership is on the Rise

From Grist, by Susie Cagle

Mass transportation is on the rise in the U.S. Bus systems, light rail, commuter rail and heavy rail have all seen increases in ridership.