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Mannequins hanging from nooses on two Las Vegas billboards Wednesday were part of an apparent publicity stunt that led to dozens of calls from drivers on their morning commute, the Nevada Highway Patrol said.

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Study: Traffic congestion is down nationwide, but at a costupdated: Wed May 23 2012 18:58:00

If you commute using one of the 10 most clogged highways in the United States, you could ride a bicycle to work faster than you could drive, according to a new study that evaluates the countless hours drivers waste in gridlock on roadways each year.

IBM will go all Watson on your commuteupdated: Thu Apr 14 2011 07:45:00

Imagine a world where no one ever gets stuck in traffic -- where cars have built-in sensors that can predict where and when future accidents will occur, keeping commuters out of harm's way. That's never going to happen.

Does living in the city age your brain?updated: Wed Nov 17 2010 10:58:00

There is a reason more than half the world's population lives in cities, with the number expected to grow. Cities have a lot to offer. Residents can walk to nearby shops and enjoy cultural attractions not available to those in more rural areas. Also, living in a city may make your commute to work much shorter.

Google is testing cars that drive themselvesupdated: Mon Oct 11 2010 10:44:00

Google announced Sunday that it has developed cars that drive themselves automatically in traffic, and that it has been testing them on the streets of California for months. It might seem like an unusual project for Google, but it could actually have big benefits.

India's pollution solutionupdated: Thu Apr 08 2010 06:02:00

Away from the hustle and bustle of Delhi's dusty streets, where rickshaws, crammed buses and the occasional elephant usually set the tone for a cacophonous commuting experience, there is an air-conditioned haven that is the pride of local residents: The Delhi Metro.

New Delhi's 'Miracle Metro'updated: Thu Apr 08 2010 06:02:00

Why is New Delhi's Metro considered an urban miracle? CNN's Mallika Kapur reports.

Japan's bicycle commutersupdated: Tue Apr 06 2010 23:18:00

CNN's Kyung Lah reports on the pros and cons of biking to work in Tokyo.

For 2010, think of self-reliance as progressupdated: Thu Dec 31 2009 08:22:00

In last year's futuristic movie, "Wall-E," human beings, evacuated from an uninhabitable Earth, now live in a space station, confined to hover chairs and unable to walk because they have become so obese. Actually, it's the other way around. They became so obese because they no longer walked.

Apps of the Week: Help with your commuteupdated: Wed Dec 02 2009 12:30:00

The ubiquitous iPhone has more than 100,000 apps that can do everything from tell you the weather in Nome, Alaska to give you headlines from The New York Times to order you a burrito from Chipotle.

Tips to reclaim elusive 'free time'updated: Mon May 11 2009 10:58:00

Busy workers who find themselves fighting a losing battle for more free time often wonder where it all goes. Psychologist Lynn Friedman told CNN.com that maximizing free time may require prioritization and a new outlook.

Where's the pork?updated: Sat Oct 04 2008 12:19:00

CNN's Brian Todd looks at the pork in the bailout bill.

Spoonful of pork may help bitter economic pill go downupdated: Sat Oct 04 2008 12:19:00

The Senate's financial rescue plan may have a better chance of passage because it's padded with pork that may be tasty enough to get reluctant House members to bite.

Commuters going without to get to workupdated: Wed Jul 23 2008 10:23:00

Every day, Jennifer Bonchak commutes 64 miles round trip from her home in Raleigh, North Carolina to her job at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Green tips: Travelupdated: Thu Jun 19 2008 23:22:00

Take steps to reduce your carbon footprint whether you are commuting to work or taking a vacation.

42-mile bicycle commuteupdated: Mon Jun 02 2008 12:37:00

A California man has decided to put his bike pedals to the test. KERO's Mark Christian reports.

Gas prices straining budgets, CNN.com readers sayupdated: Fri Feb 29 2008 14:07:00

Rising gas prices are hitting CNN.com readers in the wallet, and many say they are staying in and scaling back spending to try to keep up.

Time.com: Cell Phones Prolong Your Commuteupdated: Mon Jan 07 2008 11:00:00

Utah researchers find that drivers on cell phones drive sluggishly, clogging traffic and lengthening your commute

Iowa: results predicted?updated: Tue Dec 18 2007 11:49:00

Do the latest polls predict the real Iowa results? CNN's Josh Levs tells us.

Key newspaper nods go to McCain, Obama, Clintonupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 11:49:00

Two of the most influential papers for voters in Iowa and New Hampshire -- the first two states to weigh in at the polls in 2008 -- both endorsed John McCain in the Republican presidential race, but differed in their choice in the Democratic contest.

FSB: Dash Navigation looks ahead - far aheadupdated: Thu Dec 13 2007 15:30:00

Quick: If you had a magic box in your car that could tell you anything you wanted to know about your daily commute, what would you command? If you answered either "help me avoid traffic" or "find the cheapest gas," congratulations: Your magic box will be in stores starting July 2008 - as long as you're prepared to put down $500, plus $15 a month.

Freeway reopens in California after tunnel fireupdated: Tue Oct 16 2007 14:13:00

Most lanes of Interstate 5 reopened hours before the Monday morning commute, the California Highway Patrol said. A section of the freeway had been closed all weekend in the aftermath of a deadly blaze Friday night in a Los Angeles County truck tunnel.

Escaping a burning tunnelupdated: Tue Oct 16 2007 14:13:00

CNN's Chris Lawrence speaks with an expert on what you should do to escape a firestorm in a tunnel.

Fortune: Commute to work in 30 secondsupdated: Tue Aug 07 2007 03:54:00

Ah, the wonders of technology. The next time you call an 800 number to place an order from a catalog, a Web site or an infomercial, you may be speaking to a customer-service agent who is working at home.

Time.com: The New Science of Parkingupdated: Tue Jul 17 2007 13:00:00

Big cities are turning to new technologies and theories to try to relieve an old problem: traffic congestion

Business 2.0: Big Brother hits the highwayupdated: Fri Sep 15 2006 16:24:00

The Disruptor: Applied Location

Your e-mails: Anguish at the pumpsupdated: Fri Apr 21 2006 12:47:00

Where will it end? Gas prices shot up an average of three cents a gallon Friday, to $2.855 for regular, according to AAA.

Looking for the perfect commuteupdated: Thu Oct 20 2005 16:54:00

Call it the Quest for the Holy Trail.

CNNMoney: Saving gasupdated: Wed Sep 28 2005 13:57:00

Remember when gas spiked to $3-plus a gallon after Hurricane Katrina? By this time next week, that could seem like the good old days.

Commuter solace in the soundtrackupdated: Fri Mar 04 2005 04:57:00

There are few ways to enliven a dull commute to the office.

CNNMoney: Driving green: My hybrid daysupdated: Mon Jun 28 2004 09:21:00

I really tried to avoid getting sucked in, but after four days, it was too much to resist. I had insisted I would drive like a New Yorker. But, finally, I let a car soften me. And what did that get me?

Study: Bottlenecks choking U.S. roadwaysupdated: Thu Feb 19 2004 04:39:00

The number of traffic bottlenecks on U.S. highways and interstates has risen 40 percent in five years, according to a study released Thursday by an advocacy group for the transportation industry.

Fortune: NEW FRONTIERS IN COMMUTING Some 108 million of us now drive to work, up more than a third from just a decade ago. But quit honkiupdated: Mon Jan 13 1992 00:01:00

ONE GOOD reason for never predicting the future is that journalists and other curmudgeons occasionally dig up old prognostications to see how they stack up against what actually happened. In 1943, ...

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