Nupur Maskara

A graduate in English Literature from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, India, Nupur also has an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University. Nupur is currently trying to be as savvy a cook as she is with a book. She likes watching plays and sunsets. Nupur first lived in Kolkata and then for a decade in Delhi, still her favorite city.

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Electric school buses coming to California in 2014

Electric school buses coming to California in 2014

November 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

By next year, students in San Joaquin Valley, California will breathe only clean air when they hop on to one of the many electric school buses their district is set to buy. Although all-electric cars have been growing in popularity in the U.S. for quite some time, the technology has never been employed in school […]

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Driverless pods to be on UK streets by 2015

Driverless pods to be on UK streets by 2015

November 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Milton Keynes, a city near London, is investing £65 million in infrastructure to enable self driving pods to run in the city. The first 100 ULTra PRT transport pods will hit its streets in 2015, and will travel between the town’s shopping center, office parks, and railway station. ​ How the driverless pods will work […]

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Federal government to screen for truckers with sleep disorders

Federal government to screen for truckers with sleep disorders

October 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

The federal government has been tightening regulations on commercial drivers for some time, and now they’re tackling the issue of drivers with sleep disorders. Under HR 3095, a bill which President Obama signed in the midst of the 2013 government shutdown, the Federal Motor Carrying Service Administration (FMCSA) must use a full rulemaking proceeding for a new […]

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Oklahoma bucks national trend of falling drunk driving deaths

Oklahoma bucks national trend of falling drunk driving deaths

September 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Although U.S. alcohol-related deaths fell by around 20 percent over the last twenty years, Oklahoma experienced a 10 percent rise in drunk driving deaths during the same period. Considering the state has about the same vehicles, intensive public education campaigns, and tough drunk driving laws as the rest of the nation, it’s unclear why drunk […]

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What isn’t New York City doing about pedestrian safety?

What isn’t New York City doing about pedestrian safety?

September 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

This August, 855 pedestrians in New York City were injured and 12 killed by vehicles, according to the New York City Police Department. Blame it on driver inattention and blatant disregard for red lights and stop signs… or lack of political will. Here’s an account of what one of the richest cities in the world is […]

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Pennsylvania bridges get weight restrictions

Pennsylvania bridges get weight restrictions

September 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has applied weight restrictions on about 1,000 structurally deficient bridges throughout the state. It took this step after the state legislature failed to provide it funding for repairs. With a total of 4,479 structurally deficient bridges, Pennsylvania has the highest number of such bridges in the country. On average, bridges […]

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NHTSA test shows Tesla Model S safest car ever

NHTSA test shows Tesla Model S safest car ever

September 3, 2013 | 1 Comment

The electric Tesla Model S aced a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) test, scoring a record 5.4 stars. Although the maximum published rating is 5 stars, actual results reveal that Tesla got a higher score. Tesla disrupts auto industry This rating should silence critics pointing out Tesla’s driving record is unproven since it is […]

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Wider roads no answer to Orlando’s traffic congestion

Wider roads no answer to Orlando’s traffic congestion

August 21, 2013 | 2 Comments

Everyone gets stuck in traffic congestion every now and then, but the reasons for jams vary. As you might imagine, Orlando’s traffic congestion is aggravated by tourists. While the past two decades saw roads being widened and new ones added, over 1,000 road stretches in the city won’t see further widening. Reasons behind this decision […]

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Train crash in Spain leads to calls for federal distracted driving laws in US

Train crash in Spain leads to calls for federal distracted driving laws in US

August 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

A train collision in Spain that killed 79 people – due to the operator talking on his cell phone – has pushed the U.S. to consider its own distracted driving policies. A Center for Disease Control and Prevention study reveals that distracted driving is a bigger problem in the U.S. than in Europe. Around one […]

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Boston neighborhoods try to be more walkable

Boston neighborhoods try to be more walkable

July 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

A city’s walkability is proportional to its economic prosperity, because walkable places do better business by attracting an influx of millennials who prefer easier commutes to larger homes. This shift toward pedestrian-friendly places then influences residential and commercial value and revenues earned in those neighborhoods- all contributing to the growth of a city. Besides being […]

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