Happy last week of 2010

Good morning, Source readers. We’re going to post lightly in this last week of the year, but we’ll have a few humble offerings.

If you’re looking for an interesting transepo-related read this a.m., here’s the New York Times’ review of the long-awaited Chevy Volt. Consumers can plug the car into a socket at home and travel about 40 miles on an electric charge. But the Volt also boasts a 1.4-liter gasoline engine to extend the car’s range.

The NYT basically loves the car, saying it’s a nice glimpse of the future and drives great. And by most measures it will be cheaper to operate than a regular gasoline-powered vehicle because electricity in most places is less expensive than a fill-up. The NYT got the equivalent of more than 60 mpg — and the less fossil fuels burned, the lower the greenhouse gases emitted by the car.

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  1. Hey Metro, just a random comment about your web site.

    Why is it so hard to find your online store on here? If you gave it a more prominent link (seriously, a tiny link in the lower left hand corner?) you might make some extra money which you could pump back into the transit system to make it better. If I’m not mistaken you missed out on the holiday gift-buying season because your online store was “closed for remodeling” (even for those who managed to find the link). Where’s your capitalist spirit? đŸ™‚

    Happy new year!