Los Angeles Metro orders 100 electric buses

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) has ordered 35 buses and has the option to purchase an additional 65. Los Angeles California mass transit electric BusesAs part of its bid to go green, America's second-largest bus system has placed an order for up to 100 New Flyer Xcelsior Charge all-electric buses.

Los Angeles launches New Mobility Challenge 2018

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For the second year running, Los Angeles is inviting innovative and environmentally-friendly entrepreneurs from around the world to push the envelope on urban mobility solutions from ride-sharing and zero-emission electric bikes and scooters to self-driving vehicles and flying cars. This year’s edition is also supported by The Los Angeles Department of Transportation, French Tech-Los Angeles, Starburst Accelerator, Fontinalis Partners, Trucks VC, and Autotech Ventures.

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EPA requires trucking companies to reduce air pollution near Los Angeles schools as part of emissions violation settlement

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As part of the settlement, the companies will spend $575,000 on air filtration systems at schools in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. EPA made the announcement at an event at Eastman Avenue Elementary School in Los Angeles, Calif., EPA was joined by the California Air Resources Board, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation expanding digital pilot throughout Port

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Less than one year since launching the first digital solution to keep cargo flowing efficiently through America’s largest container port, the Port of Los Angeles and GE Transportation are expanding the program to include all container terminals and shipping lines at the Port. Based on the initial pilot results, the Port of Los Angeles anticipates efficiency gains of between eight and 12 percent as the enhanced solution is rolled out across the Port.

KLM to operate biofuel flights out of Los Angeles

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has signed a three-year contract for the supply of sustainable biofuel in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is the world’s second airport that has incorporated biofuel into its regular refueling process. In so doing, they set an example and actively help to make air transport more sustainable. SkyNRG supplies the sustainable biofuel, which is made from used cooking oil by AltAir Fuels in Los Angeles.

Six trucking firms deploy ultra clean near-zero RNG trucks at Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

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Six trucking firms operating in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are deploying trucks powered by Cummins Westport (CWI) near-zero ISX12N engines ( earlier post ), and fueled with Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s Project participants include Total Transportation Services, Inc.

CARB preliminarily awards Port of Los Angeles $41M to launch zero-emissions hydrogen-fuel-cell-electric freight project; total cost $83M

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has preliminarily awarded $41 million to the Port of Los Angeles (POLA) for the Zero-Emission and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) project. The Port of Los Angeles will develop the project in several phases, ultimately encompassing initiatives in Southern California, the Central Coast Area, and Merced County.

Port of Los Angeles to Evaluate Vision Industries Tyrano Fuel Cell Hybrid Class 8 Trucks

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Vision Industries Class 8 zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell hybrid-electric truck at the Port of Los Angeles. The Port of Los Angeles will be submitting a proposal for funding from the California Energy Commission to help support this project.

Los Angeles to launch electric vehicle program

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A pilot program that examines the integration of plug-in electric vehicles into the transportation network, as well as consumer behaviour and ridership patterns, will soon be launched in the Los Angeles area. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news California Energy Commission electric vehicles EV Connect Los Angeles plug-in electric vehicles

Los Angeles Building Out New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Key Transit Locations

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The California Energy Commission recently announced EV Connect, a provider of electric vehicle infrastructure solutions and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will be conducting a pilot program to assess the integration of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) into the transportation network and consumer behavior and ridership patterns.

Port of Los Angeles breaks ground on $137M railyard that will increase on-dock rail efficiency, reduce congestion and improve environment

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The Port of Los Angeles broke ground on a new $137.7-million intermodal storage railyard that will function as a critical link between the Port of Los Angeles and the Alameda Corridor, providing staging and storage for trains using the corridor.

Los Angeles Mayor Announces Southern California Regional Plug-in Electric Vehicle Plan

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Loas Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced the Southern California Regional Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Plan, a collaboration between cities, utilities, automakers and others in the Southern California region who will work actively to support the region and build the necessary infrastructure for the commercial launch of electric vehicles, which is scheduled for Fall 2010. Implementing a streamlined process for the installation of home charging units in the City of Los Angeles.

Rentech to Supply Up to 1.5M Gallons Per Year of Renewable Synthetic Diesel to Eight Airlines for Ground Service Equipment Operations at Los Angeles International Airport

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million gallons per year of renewable synthetic diesel (RenDiesel) for ground service equipment operations at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) beginning in late 2012, when the plant that will produce the fuel is scheduled to go into service. RenDiesel is compatible with existing engines and pipelines, and provides an immediate solution to the transportation sector’s requirements to meet targets established by California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard. Rentech, Inc.

Transportation details of LA Mayor’s proposed Green New Deal

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On Monday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti released his version of a Green New Deal (LAGND). The LA Green New Deal seeks to “zero out” Los Angeles’ main sources of harmful emissions: buildings, transportation, electricity, and trash.

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CARB awards $20M in Cap-and-Trade funding to zero-emission transportation technology demos, H2 ferry, BEV locomotive

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Three projects demonstrate zero-emission cargo-handling equipment: Fuel-cell powered top loader with wireless inductive charging at the Port of Los Angeles (Project cost: $8.8 million; Grantee: Center for Transportation and the Environment).

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Teslas will start paying to drive in L.A.'s 'Lexus lanes'

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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority just cut back on a big reason that drivers buy electric cars: free access to toll lanes in the county. Caltrans, the state department of transportation, still allows electric cars to use high-occupancy vehicle lanes statewide. However, the toll lanes in Los Angeles County are managed

L.A. sets electric-car targets as host for 2028 Olympics

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Los Angeles wants to show the possibilities of zero-emissions transportation when the world arrives on its doorstep for the 2028 Olympics. This week, the Los Angeles City Council revealed its goals for the Games, and took a significant step forward on its Zero Emissions 2028 Roadmap, by naming several partners in the project.

Transit and transportation agencies form national Automated Bus Consortium; initial purchase of 75-100 automated buses

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An association of transit and transportation agencies has formed the Automated Bus Consortium (Consortium), a collaboration designed to investigate the feasibility of implementing pilot automated bus projects across the United States.

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California Goes To Hell In A Handbasket But Greenius Says AB 811 is Our Route To Green Heaven

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Looking at that on the local level, here in Los Angeles County, we’ve got 3,400,000 existing housing units for our 10 million people.

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Greenius On The Green Scene - The South Bay Report

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In the last ten days I took Kathleen Jacecko’s terrific TeachingGreen workshop, “Tooling Around Town in (Green) Style&# at the Unitarian Church in Palos Verdes and learned things about the transportation issue I did not know.

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Study: consumer products overtake transportation as largest source of VOCs air pollution in cities

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Transportation emissions of NO x and VOCs have long been considered major contributors to formation of O 3 and SOA in urban areas, although recent studies have suggested the importance of nonvehicular sources as major contributors. Contributors to ambient air pollution in Los Angeles. (A

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These 12 cities will buy only electric buses from 2025 on; more expected to join

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The mayors of 12 major cities from around the world have taken a landmark step to increase the use of zero-emission public transportation late last month. Mayors of London, Paris, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle, Auckland, and Cape Town all signed the C40 Fossil-Fuel-Free Streets Declaration, which. Europe zero emissions United States mass transit Buses Public transport

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Toyota, Kenworth, POLA and CARB unveil next-gen heavy-duty fuel-cell truck; ZANZEFF

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Toyota, Kenworth, the Port of Los Angeles and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) unveiled the first of Toyota and Kenworth’s jointly developed fuel cell electric heavy-duty trucks during a special event held at the Port of Los Angeles.

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Toyota and Kenworth collaborate to develop 10 hydrogen fuel-cell T680 trucks as part of ZANZEFF grant

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This collaboration is part of a $41-million Zero and Near-Zero Emissions Freight Facilities (ZANZEFF) grant preliminarily awarded by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), with the Port of Los Angeles as the prime applicant.

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DOE launching HPC and big data initiative to improve transportation energy efficiency; HPC4Mobility

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched two initiatives—High Performance Computing for Mobility (HPC4Mobility) and Big Data Solutions for Mobility—which will utilize the computing capabilities of the national labs to find solutions to real-world transportation energy challenges. The $2-million, multi-lab research initiative will develop new algorithms and big data tools that can model urban-scale transportation networks using real-world, near real-time data.

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California Energy Commission awards more than $36M to clean transportation projects

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The California Energy Commission awarded more than $24 million in grants today for clean energy freight transportation projects in Los Angeles and Long Beach and more than $12 million for other clean transportation projects. The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and Long Beach Harbor Department received $10 million each and the Los Angeles Harbor Department received $4.5

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

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The City of Los Angeles is introducing the Go LA app, powered by Xerox, a solution that integrates all the available methods of getting around the second largest metro area in the United States. Fewer people using public transport in LA despite increasing investment.

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CARB announces up to $205M in new funding for clean freight transportation; >$400M with partner match

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Volvo Low-Impact Green Heavy Transport Solutions (LIGHTS): The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) will receive $44.8 Next Generation Fuel Cell Delivery Van Deployment: The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) will receive $5.4 Zero Emissions for California Ports: The Gas Technology Institute will receive $8 million to demonstrate two fuel cell yard trucks at the Port of Los Angeles.

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Daimler’s moovel and FASTLinkDTLA to pilot new rideshare service in downtown LA with FlexLA

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FASTLinkDTLA, Downtown LA’s transportation management-focused public-private partnership, and Daimler’s moovel launched a new ridesharing pilot that will complement the city’s public transit network. FlexLA will be operated by moovel, in partnership with fleet operator SMS Transportation.

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Transportation sector stakeholders launch Veloz in California to accelerate adoption of EVs

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In California, public and private stakeholders in the transportation sector launched a new organization— Veloz —to accelerate the adoption of EVs. Electricity providers, including Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Sacramento Municipal Utility District.

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APTA reports record public transportation usage in US in 2013; growth outpacing population and VMT growth

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billion trips on public transportation—the highest annual public transit ridership number in 57 years— according to a report released by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Access to public transportation matters.

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New SoCal tech center to promote alternative fuel & advanced vehicles

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The California Energy Commission has awarded funds to a consortium of Southern California-based organizations led by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) to establish a Southern California Center for Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Technology. The Center will serve the counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura.

ARCADIS Sustainable Cities Index: US cities held back by transportation, environmental factors

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Every North American city in the Index sits in the bottom half of the rankings on carbon emissions (Los Angeles ranked last among the US cities).

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Tesla CEO Musk reveals Hyperloop transport idea

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Tesla CEO and business entrepreneur, Elon Musk has finally revealed details of his often hinted-at Hyperloop transport idea; a sort of alternative rail system he envisages could take passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just half an hour.

Study finds cities can reduce CO2 more easily from residential conservation than transportation

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A new study by a team from the University of Pennsylvania and MIT suggests it will be easier for cities to reduce CO 2 emissions coming from residential energy use rather than from local transportation. In transportation, cities can’t make up for the loss of a national strategy. On the transportation side, the researchers also modeled urban emissions growth through the year 2030. Los Angeles, by contrast, produces only 10.7

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Flying first class on a single domestic round trip can contribute more greenhouse gas emissions than a year of driving

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Among these flights were the three most frequently flown routes in the United Sates (New York to Los Angeles, Los Angeles to San Francisco, and Chicago to New York); the shortest flight that is code shared with a major U.S. by Michael Sivak.

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Volvo Group collaborates with California stakeholders to showcase potential of connected vehicle technologies with a Volvo VNL

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In a coordinated effort to accommodate the ever-increasing demand for the transportation of goods while also reducing its impact on society, Volvo Group collaborated closely with several key California stakeholders to demonstrate Eco-Drive technology as part of its involvement in the Zero Emission Drayage Truck Demonstration Project.

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APTA: public transportation ridership up 5% in first quarter 2012

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Public transportation ridership rose 5% to nearly 2.7 billion trips in the first quarter of 2012 over the first quarter of last year, according to a report by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). The five commuter rail systems that reported the next highest increases were located in: New Haven, CT (9.7%); Stockton, CA (9.4%); Los Angeles, CA (8.9%); Salt Lake City, UT (8.5%); and Nashville, TN (8.4%).

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Another Hydrogen Fueling Station Opens In LA, With Fuel-Cell Cars On The Way

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Another hydrogen fueling station opened in southern California yesterday, this one at California State University, Los Angeles. The university''s Hydrogen Research and Fueling Facility is a part of its program in sustainable energy and transportation technology, and is the largest hydrogen station operated by a university anywhere in the U.S.

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Sandia study finds underground geologic storage of hydrogen could boost transportation, energy security

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Underground large-scale geologic storage of hydrogen for transportation fuel and grid-scale energy applications could offer substantial storage cost reductions as well as buffer capacity to meet possible disruptions in supply or changing seasonal demands, according to a recent Sandia National Laboratories study sponsored by the Department of Energy’s Fuel Cell Technologies Office. Such storage options, Dedrick said, are needed to realize the full potential of hydrogen for transportation.

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LA goes electric: China style

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Los Angeles, California, has always been seen as an electric city thanks to its celebrity residents: but now its public transport options are set to be highly charged too.

California Energy Commission awards $500K to advance green transportation-

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The award recipients are: Arcadia Unified School District (Los Angeles County) will receive $300,000 to install a new compressed natural gas fueling system. The California Energy Commission approved funding of $505,329 for alternative-fuel vehicles and the installation of fueling stations that dispense alternative and renewable fuels. The awards are provided through the Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, created by Assembly Bill 118.

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California Energy Commission awards more than $2.5M for clean transportation projects

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved funding of $2,605,370 for clean transportation projects. City of Monterey Park (Los Angeles County) will receive $300,000 to upgrade the city’s outdated compressed natural gas fueling station. The buy-down incentives approved today go to the following companies: Galpin Ford, in North Hills (Los Angeles County), will receive a total of $86,000.

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