Green buses get $101M federal boost

Fewer buses belching black smoke out their tailpipes seems like a winning idea to us and the federal government seems to agree. 

Lobbyists scrap plans to defend cellphone use in cars

A tech industry lobbying group has abandoned its efforts to keep gadget use in cars legal after criticism from transportation secretary Ray LaHood.

NASA joins Toyota software probe

US regulators have kicked off what promises to be a thorough investigation of glitches allegedly plaguing some of Toyota's vehicular systems and related software.