On Friday afternoon, Kim Cope was driving along Beach Street in North Fort Worth on her lunch break when she was stopped at a police roadblock. After being ushered into a nearby parking lot, she was given a menu of options. "They were asking for cheek swabs," she told NBC 5. "They would give $10 fo ... More >>
There was a time, back when manual transmissions were the only option and the slightest incline could potentially transform any car into an unstoppable projectile, when it made sense to have a law requiring drivers to use their parking brake. Those days have long since passed. Automatic transmissio ... More >>
Two things were certain from the moment 52-year-old Rosy Esparza's body hit the earth after a 75-foot plunge from the Texas Giant. One was that the Six Flags Over Texas' iconic roller coaster would reopen, after a properly respectful period of course. Two was that Esparza's family would file a wrong ... More >>
Tesla's bid to sell cars directly to Texas consumers, thus bypassing the state's deep-pocketed car dealers, came up short this legislative session. But that's not stopping the electric car company from edging its way into the Texas automotive market. Tesla announced Thursday that it's tripling the ... More >>
As they try to carve out a permanent niche in the ultra-competitive American car market, Tesla and billionaire founder Elon Musk have had to position themselves as sprightly Davids disrupting the lumbering Goliaths of Detroit and Japan. They have no other choice. They can't afford the untold billio ... More >>
Texas' 20-cent-per-gallon gas tax hasn't changed since 1991. That's despite the erosion of the tax's purchasing power -- the Wall Street Journal estimates that the gas tax buys half as much concrete, steel, and other materials as they did 20 years ago -- and a glaring need -- the state comptroller's ... More >>
In Austin yesterday, state lawmakers were joined by Texans whose family members were killed in texting-related car accidents for an emotional press conference in support of a texting-while-driving ban proposed by Rep. Tom Craddick, R-Midland, and Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo. A nearly identical ... More >>
It seems that a lot of electric vehicle charging stations have been popping up in Dallas of late -- at gas stations, grocery stores, possibly soon at City Hall -- and now we know that yes, there are a lot. Xatori, an app-maker, released a list yesterday of the cities with the most EV charging stati ... More >>
When you set aside any aesthetic hangups and knee-jerk assumption that any vehicle without an internal combustion engine is a piece of junk, it's pretty hard to argue that electric cars aren't a good idea. If we're are going to drive anyway -- and current habits and decades worth of automobile-centr ... More >>
As a rule, I never read the DMN's automotive section, which, in case you were wondering, is in fact a thing that exists. It's not just that the section is basically one long advertisement for vehicles I'm never going to buy or that Car Talk is infinitely better as a radio show than newspaper column. ... More >>
On Monday the council's Transportation and Environment Committee took up the subject of setting up electric vehicle charging stations at several city facilities, including City Hall and the downtown central library. For the most part the committee was on board with the initiative, which includes ... More >>
Boulder ElectricOn Thursday we plugged into the city's interest in setting up electric-car charging stations on city property -- at City Hall, the downtown library, Fair Park, Dallas Love Field and Dallas Executive Airport -- with partners TXU and ECOtality, the latter a San Francisco-based compa ... More >>
A couple of months back we noted that as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's $115-million EV Project, which will spend a few years analyzing if and how much folks actually charge their rides, San Francisco-based ECOtality will be plugging in electric vehicle charging stations at a handful of ... More >>
The U.S. Department of Energy has coughed up $115 million for something called The EV Project, rolled out in October 2009 with the intention of spending the next 36 months analyzing how and how much folks actually charge their electric cars. A report's due in 2015, and Dallas is among the 18 citi ... More >>
Few weeks back we noted: TXU's setting up electric-car charging stations in Dallas and Fort Worth, and Half-Price Books' Northwest Highway mothership already has one plugged in. That, right there, is thinking ahead. Because, per General Electric and Deloitte, Dallas is Numero Uno on the list of B ... More >>
Back in March, you may recall, cab drivers at Love Field were none too pleased with the city council's decision to give compressed natural gas-powered taxis front-o'-the-line privileges at the airport. A month later, the Association of Taxicab Operators went to federal court to block the city fro ... More >>
He's baaaaaaaaaaack! Greg Williams. Yes, that one.
Meant to point this out last week, when I first saw the story on Salon. But now it's made its way to the U.K. -- this story of the little train that could ... run on cow fat, that is, all the way from Oklahoma City to Fort Worth every single day. (Though "with stops along the way in Norman, Purce ... More >>
Allow me to quote from the source material: "In 2000, five percent (5%) of all drivers observed on Dallas area highways were using a handheld cell phone during the afternoon peak period." So notes Page 145 of a 266-page National Highway Traffic Safety Administration study completed in 2003 but made ... More >>
Willie Nelson doesn't have to continue performing—which makes his insistence to keep doing so all the more remarkable
Also: The Willie's Place at Carl's Corner project is back on track.
Get beaded at the Granada
Dallas Is Banking On Ethanol, But Is It The Fuel Of The Future Or A Barrel Of Pork?
Motorcycles take Grand Prairie
A sampler for the senses
Dude. The Fast and the Furious sports sick cars and a badass Racer X. Sweet.
A county employee questions the safety of vehicles powered by compressed natural gas