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    Report: Los Angeles could get streetcars once again

    Los Angeles was home to the world's largest electric streetcar system before it became the car capital of the world. Now, the city may get a dose of deja vu, at least in its booming downtown area, according to the L.A. Weekly. The city approved a ballot measure that would free up about $62.5 ...

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    BMW 1 and 3 series now available for car sharing in UK from £7/hour

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    Members of the StreetCar car sharing service in the UK now have the option to rent a BMW from as little as £6.95 per hour. Like ZipCar and other similar services, StreetCar is a membership program that allows participants to rent cars ...

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    Hybrid streetcar to lead Savannah Climate Action Parade

    The sweet Southern city of Savannah has gotten North America's first hybrid streetcar rolling along its historic River Street in time to lead the parade this Tuesday celebrating Climate Action Week. The trolley was re-engineered and refurbished in Altoona, PA by TranSystems and will run on ...

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    Greening the rails in Japan

    Most people are under the impression that trains are a reasonably green sort of transportation. When used in a city to move people about, the environmental benefits seem pretty obvious. Fewer cars are needed on the roads, decreasing congestion and electric trains are more efficient and create less ...

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    Friday Humor: When was the last time you were urged to "ride the SLUT"

    Considering the fact that we just highlighted a report which brought to light just how long each of us tends to sit in traffic each day, using an alternative form of transportation - such as a bus or trolley - is an extremely attractive option. Because of this fact, many urban locations are ...

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    Streetcar and Network Rail provide car sharing from British train stations

    ZipCar is getting to be pretty well known here in the US and even has a branch in London England. However they aren't the only car sharing service and one located in England is called StreetCar. Streetcar has done a deal with British railway operator Network Rail to set up car sharing sites at four ...

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    "Swipe a Car" is how Charter Drive pitches their car sharing service

    Comparing car sharing services around the globe allows us to see all the ways one can operate a part-time car business. One thing I like about Charter Drive, based in Sydney, Australia, is their three-part pricing structure for users who need a car occasionally, frequently or regularly. ...

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    Street Car sharing cars in London

    I really like the idea of car sharing. In the US, we've got CityWheels and ZipCar. In the UK, there is WhizzGo and now Street Car. The incredibly cleverly named Street Car (seriously, I dig it) offers Londoners a fleet of nothing but Volkswagen Golfs at this point. These cars are not the bare bones ...

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    Who Killed the Street Car? History repeats itself

    I haven't yet seen the new movie "Who Killed the Electric Car?" which opens next month, but I'm pretty sure I have seen the story before. The trailer for "Who Killed the Electric Car?" basically accuses GM (and other car and oil companies) of promoting cars like the Hummer instead of gasless ...


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