Posts by AltTransport

  • Alt Transport, Cars, Technology

    When Google Cars Kill, Who Is to Blame?

    The Google Car has been heralded as the future of automobiles: an autonomous, driver-less car that combines our love of technology with our endless desire for mobility. The so-called “Google Car” is a Toyota Prius outfitted with data-recording cameras that has already traveled more than 140,000 miles, in a variety of real-world conditions without an […]

    / Oct 14, 2010 at 3:44 PM
  • Alt Transport

    Big Oil Companies Only Want The Best For You, Right?

    Big Oil companies think they can be better at protecting your job — and the environment — than the government. This is why they oppose California’s AB 32. Forget what happened when the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April. Forget that our carbon emission levels are second only to China […]

    / Sep 28, 2010 at 6:48 PM
  • Alt Transport

    Want to Get Away With Murder? Just Run Over A Bicyclist

    It’s open season on bikers because America’s traffic laws are a joke. Former North Carolina firefighter Charles Alexander Diez was sentenced to 120 days in prison after he shot cyclist Alan Simons in his head. According to Mountain Xpress, the incident began when Diez stopped his vehicle to say it was not safe for Simons […]

    / Sep 22, 2010 at 3:00 PM
  • Alt Transport, Civil Rights, Minority Issues, Racism

    Does Our Nation’s Transportation Policy Violate the Civil Rights Act?

    “New York is a great city to live in if you can afford to get out of it,” wrote American author William Rossa Cole. The same thing works the other way around too. The wealthier you are, access to the city becomes easier. Manhattan (the city’s richest and whitest borough) is abundantly better connected to […]

    / Sep 15, 2010 at 4:30 PM
  • Alt Transport

    Burning Man 2010 Was Not a Police State, Not Even Close

    To be arrested with drugs at Burning Man means you’re either hideously stupid, or just extremely unlucky. Either way it sucks to be you. For the uninitiated, the Burning Man Festival is an annual gathering that happens in the Northern Nevada desert the week before Labor Day, culminating with the cremation of a giant wooden […]

    / Sep 8, 2010 at 4:50 PM
  • Alt Transport, Cars, Police, Privacy

    Traffic Cameras Play Bad Cop In Civil Liberties Versus Safety Battle

    Every good story needs a villain, which is why people love to hate traffic cameras. Cold and unblinking, they stalk us like prey, hitting drivers hard in the wallet when they blow through red lights, make rolling stops or, as is sometimes the case, let someone else drive their car. Frederick County, MD recently began […]

    / Aug 31, 2010 at 3:00 PM
  • Alt Transport

    Stalker’s Paradise Coming to a Smartphone Near You

    Have you been eying that pretty blonde you see on the train every morning on your way to work? Have you ever waited for the subway for over an hour on a Saturday night, drunk, really wishing you had an extra five bucks in your wallet so you could hop into a cab? Or simply, […]

    / Aug 25, 2010 at 1:15 PM
  • Alt Transport, Environment / Environmental Law

    Practicing Green Law: Meet Jack Jacobs, Founder of Cleantech Law Partners

    Ed. note: This is a guest post from our sister site, AltTransport. They recently interviewed Vermont Law grad Jack Jacobs, entrepreneurial founder of a firm specializing in green law. Attorney Jack Jacobs started his career at a boutique environmental law firm in Boston, but grew frustrated that his work seemed to be about finding ways […]

    / Aug 13, 2010 at 4:16 PM