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Final Transportation Bill: Electric-Car Fans Get Reasons To Rejoice

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Electric-car advocates can end the year on a high note, thanks to several provisions in the final Federal transportation bill approved earlier this month. The Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) was signed by President Barack Obama on December 4. congress natural gas plug-in cars transportation policy

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Kapsch TrafficCom acquires Schneider Electric Transportation Business

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Kapsch TrafficCom AG has acquired Schneider Electric’s Transportation Business. The company, formerly operating under Telvent Tráfico y Transporte, is a provider of real-time IT solutions and intelligent transportation systems complementary to those provided by Kapsch. The closing purchase price is approximately €26.0 million).

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Natural-Gas Vehicles To Get Electric-Car Tax Credit In Transportation Bill?

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As another Congressional session winds down, the two houses are working to pass a long-overdue transportation funding bill. And the natural-gas industry hopes certain provisions in the House's long-term transportation bill will survive the reconciliation process.

Hawaii, utility offer $10,000 electric-car rebates; hope for carbon-free transport

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Islands can be excellent places to promote clean energy. Because they are typically disconnected from both mainland grid infrastructure and sources of fossil fuels, it is easier for alternative sources of energy to gain a foothold. In fact, the cost of importing coal or oil to fuel power plants or vehicles can make fossil fuels vastly more.

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Opinion: Enablers of disruption in transportation

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by Mike Millikin, editor, Green Car Congress. This post is part of the ‘Think Further’ series sponsored by Fred Alger Management. Earlier post.).

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Technical brief: transportation overtaking electricity generation as the largest source of US CO2 emissions

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CO 2 emissions from the transportation sector increased at an average rate of 1.8% per year over the past four years. Data derived from US EIA.

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Transport is now biggest part of U.S. carbon emissions, first time in 40 years

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Transportation is a major contributor to carbon emissions, but historically it has not been the largest source. Transportation-related sources now account for the largest share of U.S. However, that has apparently changed. carbon emissions. DON'T MISS: How much do electric cars really pollute, even without tailpipes? Earlier this year.

City of LA, Xerox introduce multi-modal transportation app for commuters

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Discovering user needs for combining public and private transportation options, Xerox researchers designed and delivered this smart city solution.

President Obama proposes 50% increase in spending on clean transportation, funded by $10/barrel tax on oil

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President Obama has laid out a plan for building a “21st Century Clean Transportation System”, the investment for which would be funded by a new $10 per barrel fee on oil paid by oil companies, which would be gradually phased in over five years. Resilient Transportation program to spur investments that bolster resilience to climate impacts.

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Transport for London launches first all-electric, long-range double-decker BYD buses into service

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Transport for London (TfL) has introduced the first long-range, battery-electric BYD Double-Decker buses into revenue service routes. Brief

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US Senator introduces legislation to allow employers to provide pre-tax transportation benefits for EV drivers

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US Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has introduced new legislation ( S.3450 ) to allow employers to give workers with electric cars access to the same pre-tax transportation benefits many workers receive for traditional forms of transportation like public transportation allowances, parking fees, and public transit passes. Brief

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Kawasaki Heavy and Shell to partner on technologies for transporting liquefied hydrogen by sea

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Kawasaki has already been collaborating with Iwatani and Electric Power Development in hydrogen mass production and transportation.

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Toyota and partners launching Cité lib by Ha:mo EV car sharing in Grenoble; ultracompact EVs complementing public transport

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total of 120 charging points for the project and 41 for other plug-in vehicles will be added to the city’s transport infrastructure.

Obama Proposes $10 Per Barrel Tax On Oil To Fund U.S. Transportation Needs

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Green Barack Obama Politics climate change congress highway funding obama transportation policyYou have to give the man credit for vision. president Barack Obama will propose a tax of $10 per barrel on oil in the 2017 budget he will submit to Congress next week.

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Study finds autonomous vehicles may plausibly nearly double, or nearly halve, road transport GHGs depending on the scenario

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The researchers warn that, if a high level of automation becomes the norm, it may be necessary to financially intervene in transport decisions.

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Study finds transport, residential heating main sources of black carbon in Russian Arctic

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According to a new international study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , 38% of black carbon in the Russian Arctic originates from transport and 35% from residential heating sources, while open fires, power plants, and gas flaring are responsible for only 12%, 9%, and 6% respectively. —Zbigniew Klimont.

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Welsh motorists facing ‘transport poverty’ debt

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A lack of public transport facilities in Wales is forcing half the country’s population into so-called ‘transport poverty’. Green credentials Charity Sustrans transport UK Wales

BMW will commission 400 i3 EVs in Copenhagen for DriveNow; collaboration with Arriva for public transport

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The all-electric car sharing fleet here will also interconnect with public transport via a collaboration with Arriva. The BMW i3 is the first automobile offering integrated “intermodal routing”—the incorporation of public transport services into the navigation system’s route guidance in the car. —Dr. Brief

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Are Electric Bicycles Catching Cars As Europe's Favored Transport?

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As far as methods of transport go, they''re second only to walking for inexpense. It shouldn''t come as a surprise to discover that there are more bicycles around than there are cars. They''re vastly cheaper for a start, and require no pesky tax, parking fees or indeed, fuel.

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Next clean-energy transport: a solar-powered electric railcar?

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electric solar Public transport TrainsTourist railroads are one of the unexpected pleasures of travel. Usually operating on trackage that railroads no longer need, they offer low-speed rides through scenic vistas, including locations that tourists often can't reach by car.

APTA makes public transport use prediction

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The American Public Transportation Association is predicting that as petrol prices increase, Americans will turn to public transport in record numbers. Green credentials Latest news American Public Transport Association APTA gasoline prices petrol prices public transport

NJ dedicates all gas tax revenue to transportation infrastructure

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Infrastructure Gas Tax transportation policy New JerseyCritics of electric cars often use the argument that, because electric-car drivers don't pay gas taxes, they don't contribute their fair share of road-maintenance costs. But state gas-tax revenue don't necessarily go toward funding infrastructure, or at least not all of it.

Volkswagen adds BlueMotion tech to Transporter range

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It is not just cars that are cutting emissions this morning, good ol’ vans are getting in on the action too, as Volkswagen extends its BlueMotion technology to the Transporter panel van, kombi and people carrier ranges. Volkswagen Transporter

Federal Transportation Bill, VW Sales, Chrysler Conundrum: Today's Car News

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Today, the final Federal transportation-funding bill includes some provisions for electric cars, Volkswagen sales get slammed by the ongoing diesel-emissions scandal, and Chrysler buys emissions credits to make up for low fuel economy. See why the final transportation bill recently signed by President Barack. Today in Car News

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London transport operator Go-Ahead adds two Irizar electric i2e buses to fleet after successful operating results

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The operating data has successfully fulfilled the objectives requested. In addition, Irizar will offer comprehensive maintenance of the buses.

US aiming to push intelligent transportation

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The US Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration wants to boost intelligent transportation systems – and is willing to back new concepts with significant funding. This could include capturing [.].

Government adds £900,000 fund to support sustainable transport schemes

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An extra 900,000 will help support sustainable transport schemes across seven local authorities in England. Green credentials Editor Pick

Fiat calls for your future transport ideas

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The Italian carmaker is organising a virtual roundtable to invite everyone interes[.].

Trump names Elaine Chao as U.S. Secretary of Transportation

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President-elect Donald Trump nominated former labor secretary Elaine Chao to be his secretary of transportation yesterday. Politics Department of Transportation Gas Tax transportation policy U.S. She will follow current DoT secretary Antony Foxx, who himself succeeded Ray LaHood in 2013. DOT Donald Trump

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DOT issues final rule on transportation of flammable liquids by rail

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a final rule for the safe transportation of flammable liquids by rail. Resources. Brie

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Study suggests policymakers need to move beyond alt fuels hype to decarbonize transport successfully

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Fossil fuels still account for 95% of US transport energy use. Media attention for all alternative fuel vehicle technologies for 1980–2013.

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GM employees take to bicycles for cleaner transport

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The carmaker has become the first car company in the US to implement a bicycle sharing program; which it will use to allow employees at it[.].

Alstom hydrogen fuel-cell train to be tested in Germany

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Unlike other forms of transportation, the railroad industry is already fairly familiar with electric power. hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell Public transport TrainsElectric trains that use overhead wires or an electrified third rail for power are already commonplace on world railroads.

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Navigant Research Leaderboard puts LG Chem as leader for Li-ion batteries for transportation

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—“Navigant Research Leaderboard Report: Lithium Ion Batteries for Transportation”. Source: Navigant Research. Click to enlarge.

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All Dutch electric trains now running on 100-percent renewable energy

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Europe The Netherlands renewable energy Public transport Trains wind energyWhile modern electric cars have only been available in large numbers for a few years, electric trains have been commonplace for some time. As with electric cars, the source of the electricity used to power these trains impacts their overall carbon footprint.

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NEESC releases 2015 hydrogen & fuel cell development plans for eight Northeastern states; power generation and transportation

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The state-specific plans focus on hydrogen and fuel cell applications that are both technically and economically viable, and recommend specific goals for stationary and transportation hydrogen fuel cell deployment to meet economic, environmental, and energy needs. million ZEVs between 2018 and 2025, 1.24 Earlier post.). State plan. Maine.

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Transportation emissions slashed in USA

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per cent in 2008 with transportation related emissions decreasing by around 5.2 This represents the largest yearly decline in the transportation sector since 1990 - the next largest yearly decline since 1990 was in 1991 when the drop was 1.3 Global warming Green cars Latest news greenhouse gas emissions transportation emissions U.S.A

Rising Gas Mileage Means Cars & Trucks Use Less Of U.S. Transportation Energy

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transportation puzzle. So how do light-duty vehicles compare to aircraft, trains, ships, and other modes of transportation? The efficiency of cars and trucks gets plenty of attention, but they compromise only one piece of the U.S. According to the U.S.

Navigant forecasts global road transportation energy consumption to increase 25% by 2035; 84% from conventional fuels

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The United States is currently the largest consumer of energy in the road transportation sector, with nearly 23.1 Source: Navigant Research.

Tesla Utah fight, VW diesel advice, Transportation emissions grow: Today's Car News

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Today, Tesla sticks with plans to take its latest dealer fight to the Utah Supreme Court, our latest poll looks at what advice readers would give to friends with Volkswagen diesel cars, and researchers say transportation now accounts for the largest share of U.S. carbon emissions. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Today in Car News