US EPA settles with three trucking companies over California diesel rule; $201K in penalties

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The company, headquartered in Omaha, Neb., Diesel Emissions Fleets Heavy-duty RegulationsThe Environmental Protection Agency announced settlements with three companies totaling $201,000 in penalties for violating California’s Truck and Bus Regulation. The companies either failed to install particulate filters on their own heavy-duty diesel trucks or failed to verify that trucks they hired for use in California complied with the state rule.

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Tenaska launching natural gas transportation fuels business

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Clark is the former president of the Metropolitan Utilities District (MUD) in Omaha, Neb., Clark also oversaw the fuel conversion of a fleet of 200 vehicles from gasoline and diesel fuel to CNG and the development of the infrastructure required to support it, including several public fueling stations.

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Burns & McDonnell develops bi-directional fast chargers for SPIDERS program

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A team of Burns & McDonnell engineers, along with subcontractor Coritech Services, has developed a system of bidirectional, fast-charging stations for a fleet of plug-in electric vehicles at Fort Carson, Colo. Bi-directional fast charger at Ft. Carson. Click to enlarge.

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Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

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The car came straight to Omaha from the Detroit auto show. The first buyers will be fleet users, which will build central fast-charging facilities. MidAmericans David Sokol, BYDs Wang, and company advisor Li Lu flew with Sokol from Detroit to Omaha so that Wang could meet Buffett in person. Both will be sold first in China, primarily to fleet users: the government, post office, utilities, and taxi companies, all of which will build central fast-charging facilities.

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INRIX analysis identifies top 10 US cities for highly autonomous vehicles; prioritizing corridors for deployment

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HAVs deployed in shared-use fleets can operate continuously and don’t require parking, making them ideal for areas where parking is scarce. Omaha. INRIX, a leading global connected car services and transportation analytics company, has created a scalable and customizable scoring system to prioritize corridors for the deployment of highly autonomous vehicles (HAVs).

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