Pierre-Etienne Franc, co-secretary of the Hydrogen Council, acknowledges it will be an uphill challenge to establish a hydrogen fueling infrastructure, in part because of significant upfront costs.

The researchers gave scores to cities across the country based on the total population of the town, the number of roadway exits out of town, and the average number of cars each exit route carried on a typical day, assuming residents would choose familiar routes in an emergency. Of the 30,000 communities analyzed, around 800 had scores that were three or more times the national average, including 107 in California, indicating that residents there had fewer options when it came to fleeing in a hurry. Twenty-two of the towns and cities are in the Bay Area, and one is in Santa Cruz County.

Love them or hate them, traffic cameras are no longer being used in several Northeast Ohio communities because of uncertainty over the fate of a new state law governing their use. In Parma, on the first day of school Wednesday, a school zone photo enforcement camera sat idle. The camera, which has been used for the last decade, resulted in more than 6,000 school zone citations last school year. “The goal is safety for the kids. That’s why we only do it in school zones,” said Sgt. Dan Ciryak. “It’s predominantly in elementary school zones.” House Bill 62, which passed in July, required civil traffic camera citation cases be handled through a municipal court or county court instead of an administrative hearing. The law also shifts the burden of court costs to the issuer of the citation instead of the driver cited, except in cases of school zone violations. Additionally, it reduces state funding from municipalities that use the cameras by withholding local government funds in an amount equal to that generated by the cameras.

Members of the 2019 WardsAuto Dealer 500 sold 1.6 million new and used vehicles last year.

Toyota might be the biggest automaker nobody notices. The company was a relative latecomer to the automotive business, but it leapfrogged many American and European rivals to become one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world. It sells the vast majority of its vehicles under just two brands — Toyota and Lexus — in contrast to highly diversified competitors such as Volkswagen. But while it is the biggest, its conservative cars have not traditionally captured the attention lavished on more daring competitors. Toyota cars might have strong reputations for reliability and good value, but they are better known for practical vehicles than they are for dazzlingly beautiful designs or intimidatingly powerful engines.