Done deal: Ohio company aims to build electric work trucks at former GM plant

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General Motors has officially sold its Lordstown, Ohio, assembly facility—for an undisclosed amount—to a company that will build electric pickups. They won’t have anything to do with GM’s upcoming electric pickups, however. Lordstown Motors wants to use the facility as its headquarters and as the production location for the

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GM, LG Chem to form JV, invest $2.3B to build new EV battery cell plant in Ohio

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The JV will establish a battery cell assembly plant on a greenfield manufacturing site in the Lordstown area of Northeast Ohio that will create more than 1,100 new jobs. This announcement, along with the recent sale of GM’s manufacturing complex in Lordstown, Ohio to Lordstown Motors Corp. for the production of battery-electric trucks, positions Northeast Ohio and the Mahoning Valley as a major hub for technology and electric vehicle manufacturing.

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Honda to build 2014 Accord Hybrid in Ohio

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will invest $23 million at its Marysville, Ohio auto plant to add production of the new two-motor Accord Hybrid Sedan ( earlier post ), scheduled to go on sale nationwide this fall. This will be the third hybrid model built by Honda in the US and the first in Ohio. was the first Honda plant in North America to build a hybrid vehicle, and currently produces both the Civic Hybrid and Acura ILX Hybrid models. Honda of America Mfg.,

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Ohio State named first-year champion in 4-year EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

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The Ohio State University has been named The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge Year One champion, taking the lead in the premier four-year collegiate engineering competition. Teams have four years (2018-2022) to transform their vehicles from design concept into reality, building an energy efficient, connected and semi-automated vehicle for the car sharing market. Throughout the year, the students strived to conceptualize and build the framework for their redesigned Chevrolet Blazers.

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2-millionth Duramax Diesel engine rolls off the line in Ohio

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V-8 turbo-diesel engine has rolled off the line at the DMAX plant in Moraine, Ohio. Employees are currently building the redesigned Duramax 6.6L The 2 millionth Duramax 6.6L Groundbreaking for the DMAX, Ltd. plant began in 1998, with the first engine rolling off the line July 17, 2000. DMAX, Ltd. was established in 1998. GM owns 60 percent and Isuzu owns 40 percent of the joint venture.

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CODA abandoning plan to build Li-ion battery factory in Columbus, Ohio

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The Columbus Dispatch reported that Coda Automotive is abandoning plans to build a Li-ion battery factory in Columbus. Amid this criticism, the agency has made almost no new loans, and some lawmakers have called for changes to the programs.Coda leaders said in recent months that they remained hopeful about the loan, but that they had developed a business plan that would work without the Ohio plant.

SG Preston planning $400M, 120M gpy renewable diesel plant in Ohio

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SG Preston (SGP) announced the planned development of a 120-million gallon per year renewable diesel facility in Lawrence County, Ohio. The Appalachian Partnership for Economic Growth and JobsOhio were also instrumental in securing the investment and technology to play a role in the future of southern Ohio. The SGP South Point facility will have a total investment of $400 million and reportedly will use Honeywell’s UOP technology.

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Ohio workshop seeks ideas for National Network for Manufacturing Innovation

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Designing for Impact II: Workshop on Building the NNMI” is a partnership between the interagency Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office in Gaithersburg, Md., Confirmed workshop speakers are NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver, NIST Director Patrick Gallagher and Ohio Sen. This event builds on the first regional workshop on designing and building the innovation network, held in Troy, N.Y.,

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Honda investing additional $215 million in Ohio operations; Earth Dreams engines and transmissions

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Honda will invest approximately $215 million in its Ohio operations to add new powertrain technologies and a technical training center at its engine plant in Anna, Ohio, while also establishing a technical training center, heritage center that highlights Honda’s history in Ohio and North America, and office space for the new Honda North America Services, LLC in Marysville, Ohio.

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GM investing $2B in Spring Hill plant to build EVs, starting with Cadillac LYRIQ

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The facility will build both traditionally powered Cadillac products and EVs. Newly announced planned investments include: $2 billion will be invested in Spring Hill Manufacturing to build fully electric vehicles including the luxury Cadillac LYRIQ. General Motors Co.

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Agriculture Secretary Vilsack highlights USDA, GE efforts to commercialize renewable jet fuel for Ohio aviation industry

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US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack highlighted USDA’s collaboration with General Electric (GE) Aviation, the Ohio Aerospace Institute, air carriers and producer groups to develop a Midwest-regional strategy to provide renewable-jet fuel at GE Aviation’s Cincinnati-area facilities. USDA’s Farm Service Agency also has another energy crop production initiative underway in northeastern Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania through the agency’s Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP).

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Columbus, Ohio wins $40M DOT Smart City Challenge; $10M more from Vulcan, $90M from private partners

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These partnerships illustrated the private-sector enthusiasm to help build an inclusive transportation system of the future. US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that Columbus, OH has been selected as the winner of the US Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge. Earlier post.) As winner of the Challenge, Columbus will receive up to $40 million from US DOT and up to $10 million from Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc.

Ohio State researchers use neutron depth profiling to track flow of Li atoms into and out of anode in real time

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Using a neutron beam, chemists and engineers at The Ohio State University have been able to track the flow of lithium atoms into and out of an anode in real time as a Li-ion battery charged and discharged. Ohio State researchers are using the technique to test new, high-capacity electrode materials, including ones containing tin, silicon, germanium and aluminum.

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CODA to Site Automotive Li-ion Battery Manufacturing Facility in Ohio Pending DOE Loan

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CODA, a California-based electric car and battery company, plans to build an automotive-grade lithium ion battery system manufacturing facility in Ohio. CODA is considering several sites within Ohio for the facility, which could employ more than 1,000 initially. The proposed facility in Ohio would replicate this facility.

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Dandelions could help build sustainable cars

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Ford and The Ohio State University are working together to examine the potential of using the milky white substance which seeps from the weed’s roots could be used [.]. Ford car parts dandelion Ohio State University rubber substitute sustainableThere a familiar nuisance to gardeners around the world-yet dandelions could be about to redeem themselves by becoming a source for sustainable rubber for use in cars.

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Honda Transmission contracts with Juhl Wind for two utility-scale wind turbines at Ohio plant; up to 10% of electricity for operations

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Once the turbines begin operating later this year, the Honda transmission plant in Russells Point, Ohio will be the first major automotive manufacturing facility in the United States to obtain a substantial amount of its electricity directly from wind turbines located on its property. Last June, the Washington Township (Logan County, Ohio) Board of Zoning Appeals approved a variance to the height limitation for the wind turbines. Honda Transmission Mfg. of America, Inc.

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Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program Recommends Nearly $7.2M in Funding for 6 Projects; 3 Li-ion Awards

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The Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program recently recommended nearly $7.2 The Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program supports research and development that addresses the technical and cost barriers to commercialization of advanced energy components and systems, with preference to wind, biomass, and energy storage in Ohio. million in funding to six new projects.

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Honda demonstrates smart intersection technology that enables vehicles to virtually see through and around buildings

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In Marysville, Ohio, Honda held a demonstration of its “Smart Intersection” technology for vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication designed to reduce traffic collisions at roadway intersections—one of the first such deployments of V2X technology in a real-world setting.

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Baard Energy raises $2.5B for coal/biomass-to-liquids plant in Ohio; construction to begin late spring or early summer 2011

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Baard Energy LLC, a company seeking to build a coal/biomass-to-liquids (CBTL) plant in Ohio ( earlier post ) has raised $2.5B from investors in the coal and energy markets and is preparing to begin construction of the nearly $6 billion Ohio River Clean Fuels Project by late spring or early summer. Youngstown Business Journal.

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BASF to Commercialize Argonne Li-ion Composite Cathode Material; Seeks Funds for Plant in Ohio

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BASF will conduct further lithium-ion battery material application development in its current Beachwood, Ohio facility. Contingent upon winning a DOE grant under Recovery Act - Electric Drive Vehicle Battery and Component Manufacturing Initiative (DE-FOA-0000026), BASF plans to build one of North America’s largest cathode material production facilities in Elyria, Ohio.

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GM Flint Engine builds millionth 1.4L engine; transitioning to new engine for Chevy Volt and Cruze

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Once production of the 1.4-liter engine ends this week, the facility will complete installation and testing of equipment with the first production engines heading to GM’s Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant for the Chevrolet Cruze before the end of the year. GM Flint Engine Operations recently built its 1 millionth 1.4-liter engine, currently used in the Chevrolet Volt, Cruze and Sonic.

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Pinto Energy to build 2,800 bpd small-scale GTL plant in Ashtabula; Velocys microchannel technology

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Pinto Energy LLC (Pinto), a developer of smaller scale Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) facilities, will build a 2,800 barrel per day (bpd) GTL plant at Pinto’s 80-acre industrial site to the east of Ashtabula, Ohio. Ventech is a global leader in the design and construction of new modular refineries, and will build these GTL plants at their Pasadena, Texas fabrication complex.

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GM invests in potential future rival electric truck maker Lordstown Motors, as it seeks IPO

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As it continues to develop its own electric pickup trucks, General Motors will invest in Lordstown Motors, which plans to build electric trucks at a former GM factory in Ohio.

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UPS plans to build 9 additional LNG stations at cost of ~$50M

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UPS plans to invest approximately $50 million to build an additional nine liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations, bringing the total number of stations to 13. The expansion will include on-site fueling stations in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas. Building these fueling stations is a solid future investment for UPS.

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Ford, DTE Energy to build Michigan’s largest solar array; second largest solar carport in the Midwest

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Ford Motor Company is teaming with DTE Energy to build Michigan’s largest solar array at Ford World Headquarters. It will be the second-largest solar carport in the Midwest, after a 1.1-megawatt facility at the Cincinnati Zoo in Ohio, and it will reduce the amount of electricity Ford pulls from the grid to run its offices. Multiple varieties of sedum were planted to reduce storm water runoff from the building.

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Honda to build new CVT plant in Mexico; initial capacity 350k units

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The new transmission plant in Mexico will join existing Honda transmission manufacturing operations in Ohio and Georgia, increasing Honda’s annual transmission production capacity in North America from the current 1.375 million units to more than 1.7 Honda de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.

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Electric pickup from former GM plant will have in-wheel hub motors

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Lordstown Motors is planning to use a former GM facility near Cleveland, Ohio, to effectively beat GM to the punch—in offering an all-electric, made-in-America pickup. “Our goal is to build the first electric pickup truck in the United States and likely the world,” said CEO Steve Burns, in a video (below) released last Wednesday.

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Ford builds 2-millionth EcoBoost engine, with take rates growing globally; expected to exceed Ford’s global diesel production

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Ford doubled Cologne, Germany, production of 1.0-liter EcoBoost to 1,000 engines per day, and is investing $200 million in its Cleveland, Ohio plant to build the 2.0-liter EcoBoost in the US. Ford Motor Company reported that it has built its two-millionth EcoBoost engine since the launch of the line in 2009. With customer demand exceeding its initial projections, Ford now expects EcoBoost production to exceed its global diesel engine production.

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NETL to award $13M to GTI and partners to advance carbon capture technology

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GTI and partners, The Ohio State University, Wyoming Integrated Test Center (ITC), and Trimeric Corporation (Trimeric), have been selected for award on a project to advance Ohio State’s transformational membrane technology to provide step-out reductions in CO 2 capture cost and energy penalties. GTI and Ohio State will jointly lead the project, overseeing design and testing of the CO 2 capture system.

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Enterprise to build Marcellus/Utica Shale ethane pipeline; ATEX Express to the Gulf Coast

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has received sufficient transportation commitments to support development of its 1,230-mile Appalachia to Texas pipeline (“ATEX Express”) that will deliver growing ethane production from the Marcellus/Utica Shale areas of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio to the US Gulf Coast. Ethane is primarily used in the petrochemical industry as a feedstock for ethylene production, one of the basic building blocks for a wide range of plastics and other chemical products.

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Solar Powered Greenius Producing Massive South Bay Energy

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To put that in perspective for you, if Los Angeles County were a state, it would rank ninth in population behind the states of California, New York, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan. Marilyn Lyon of the SBESC with your Creative Greenius at the PV Street Fair June 7.

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GM, LG Chem announce joint Lordstown battery plant for new electric cars, pickups

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General Motors and LG Chem will jointly build and develop batteries for electric vehicles that will go on sale in 2023 and beyond, including Chevy's confirmed electric pickup, the companies announced Thursday. billion deal and said the plant would begin construction next year, near Lordstown, Ohio, where GM.

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Greenius & Obama Celebrate Our First 100 Days!

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And the polar opposite of where people like Newt Gingrich, Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh, Eric Cantor, Mitch McConnell and Representative Boner of Ohio want to drag us down into. citizen volunteer environment green building renewable energy solar power GRID Alternatives President Barack Obama Answering the President’s Call To Serve A Higher Purpose. April 14, 2009 GRID Alternative solar install for Habitat for Humanity.

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Clean Energy to build new CNG stations for multiple transit agencies and large school district; agreements with trucking, refuse and others

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NICE has awarded Clean Energy the contract to design, build and operate and maintain a new CNG station that will, upon completion, replace its existing Mitchel Field station, and operate and maintain the existing CNG stations. to build a fast-fill CNG station at a new bus depot being constructed for ART, which will initially deploy 25 new CNG transit buses that are expected to consume 225,000 DGEs (diesel gallon equivalents) of CNG a year. Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

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GM battery tech, Nissan electric ambulance, pop-up chargers: Today’s Car News

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As work began on an Ohio joint-venture plant to build cells for General Motors’ upcoming electric vehicles, like the new Hummer, the company’s top. General Motors talks future battery tech. Nissan shows an electric ambulance. And everyone likes those pop-up chargers that hide away otherwise. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

FHWA makes BAA awards for Phase 1 Truck Platooning Early Deployment Assessment

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The 9-month Phase 1 project awards will perform detailed planning and team building and develop Phase 2 proposals. Proposed Platooning Location: Indiana; Ohio; Pennsylvania. Key Team Members/Partners: Anheuser-Busch, BGM Consulting, Columbus Region Logistics Council, Ohio Department of Transportation/Drive Ohio, Ohio State University, Ohio Turnpike Commission, Robert Bosch, Sutra Research and Analytics. Proposed Platooning Location: Indiana; Ohio.

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Coda To Build Batteries in the U.S. With Energy Dept. Loan

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The company says it will be opening a lithium-ion battery factory in Ohio that could add more than 1,000 jobs to the local area.The creation of so many green collar jobs is right up the U.S.CODA Automotive, builder of electric cars and batteries, is diversifying its manufacturing operations, which had previously been based mostly in China.

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Pence and Workhorse, lithium supply, robo-charging, EV confidence: Today's Car News

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Vice President Mike Pence announced that Workhorse has received funding to buy GM's Lordstown, Ohio, factory to build plug-in hybrid trucks—maybe. A report shows lithium mining is ramping up to meet demand for batteries. Electrify America is working on a system to plug in self-driving electric cars automatically. And a study by J.D. Power. Today in Car News

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Prius V power plus Pontiac pony car equals.Firebird Hybrid!

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An Ohio man is now in the process of building what might become the ultimate Toyota Prius—at least for muscle car enthusiasts. What would be your ultimate Toyota Prius hybrid? Maybe a convertible version? One that brings fond memories of bygone performance to middle-aged friends and neighbors? DON'T MISS: Toyota Prius Family May Shrink As. Custom Firebird

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GM and Isuzu investing $175M for plant for diesel engine components

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General Motors and Isuzu announced a $175-million investment through their DMAX joint venture to build an all-new, diesel engine components plant in Brookville, Ohio. The new 251,000 square-foot facility would expand the production of critical engine components for the company’s current DMAX diesel engine manufacturing operation in Moraine, Ohio.

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Xcel Energy, INL to use nuclear energy for clean hydrogen production; HTSE

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It builds on a project launched last year to demonstrate how hydrogen production facilities could be installed at operating nuclear power plants.

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Student-Built DeLaSalle Electric Car Aiming For World Record Efficiency

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have set out to build an electric car aimed at setting a new world record for efficiency. Working closely with engineers from Bridgestone Americas' Technical Center in Akron, Ohio, the students have just concluded tests on their electric car at the tire company's Texas A group of high school students from the DeLaSalle School in Kansas City, Mo.,

OSU study finds varied impact of pandemic on public transit use across US

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A study by researchers at The Ohio State University suggests that the COVID-19 pandemic had varying effects on demand for public transit in US cities. These are the health care workers, people working service jobs, working in grocery stores, people who clean and maintain buildings.

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