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2014-10-14 04:20:15

New Study Reveals that Urban Population Growth and Rising GDP are Key Trends that will Significantly Impact the Future Economic Costs of Congestion KIRKLAND, Wash., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- INRIX, Inc., a leading international provider of real-time traffic information, transportation analytics and connected driver services, today announced that the combined annual cost of traffic gridlock in Europe and the US will soar to $293.1 billion by 2030, almost a 50 percent increase from...

2014-09-23 23:06:38

Real-time ridesharing company offers instant toll rebate for three-person carpools San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Carma, a smartphone app that connects people traveling the same direction for work, launched a new program this morning that reimburses drivers for bridge tolls as an incentive for Bay Area commuters to carpool. Drivers will receive rebates on toll fees through the Carma app when they carpool with at least two passengers using the app across the San...

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2014-09-16 03:00:49

University of East Anglia Walking or cycling to work is better for people's mental health than driving to work, according to new research by health economists at the University of East Anglia and the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR). A report published September 15 reveals that people who stopped driving and started walking or cycling to work benefited from improved wellbeing. In particular, active commuters felt better able to concentrate and were less under strain than if...

2014-06-17 10:24:50

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Research on urban mobility shows how transportation options let commuters limit time in transit How much commuting can you tolerate? A new study by MIT researchers shows that across countries, people assess their commutes by the time it takes them to complete the trip, generally independent of the distance they have to travel — as long as they have a variety of commuting options to chose from. The study, which compares commuting practices in...

2014-02-06 12:20:28

SAN LEANDRO, California, February 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Average commute time for small business employees nationwide is 28.7 minutes TriNet [http://www.trinet.com/?utm_source=PR&utm_medium=PressRelease&utm_campaign=TBD ], a leading cloud-based provider of HR services [http://www.trinet.com/solutions/core_services/default.htm?utm_source=PR&utm_medium=PressRelease&utm_campaign=TBD ] , today announced the findings of the January issue of its TriNet...

2013-10-26 23:01:33

Telecommuters take fewer “fake” sick days because of the increased ability to manage small personal tasks during the day without having to use an allotted personal day or sick day to do so. (PRWEB) October 26, 2013 Business telecommunications have developed to allow for greater mobility in the US workforce and a growing number of companies are extending the work-from-home option to employees as a way to save money, increase productivity, and keep their workers longer. The telecom...

2013-10-21 23:03:01

Sqwiggle is helping Bay Area commuters overcome the BART strike by making it incredibly easy for them to telecommute from home and at no cost. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 Sqwiggle is making a splash by eliminating the frustration of transit strikes, commuter traffic and painful commute delays. The tech company has created a cloud-based office that allows people from anywhere in the world to work face-to-face all day with their managers and their teams through a live...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.