Monthly changes in key transportation indexes

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Bureau of Transportation Statistics (revenue passenger miles). Developed and updated by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Last updated on October 5, 2020. The changes are in percent relative to the corresponding month in 2019.

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Monthly changes in key transportation indexes

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Bureau of Transportation Statistics (revenue passenger miles). Developed and updated by Michael Sivak, Sivak Applied Research. Last updated on September 23, 2020. The changes are in percent relative to the corresponding month in 2019.

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Hyundai invests in startup aiming to transport hydrogen in oil

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Hyundai is investing in a startup that plans to transport hydrogen in oil, potentially making use of existing fossil-fuel infrastructure.

2020 100

MAN introduces electric armored money transporter based on MAN eTGE

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MAN handed over the world’s first electrically powered armored money transporter to the international security service provider Prosegur at the beginning of August.

2020 125

Velodyne Lidar partnering with U Nevada, Reno to advance research in transportation infrastructure

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is partnering with the University of Nevada, Reno to advance research in transportation infrastructure. The program also has an electric bus operated by the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County. Velodyne Lidar, Inc.

2020 85

House Democrats pushing $500B transportation infrastructure bill

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Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR), released text of the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America ( INVEST in America ) Act, a key component of the Moving Forward Framework that House Democrats, led by Chair DeFazio, released earlier this year. The current surface transportation authorization expires 30 September.

2020 98

Barbados receiving 35 BYD electric buses; first electric bus fleet for public transport in the Caribbean

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BYD delivered the first electric bus fleet for public transport in the Caribbean, opening up an exciting new chapter in the region’s efforts to tackle climate change. The Transport Board partnered with BYD and Megapower Ltd, BYD’s local representative, on the project.

Wärtsilä to supply a major LNG/bioLNG production plant for CO2-neutral transport fuels

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The technology group Wärtsilä has been awarded a major contract to supply and construct a plant for production of CO 2 -neutral liquid transport fuels.

2020 95

California Energy Commission approves $384M plan to accelerate zero-emission transportation; 50% of funds to benefit disadvantaged communities

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a $384 million plan for critical clean transportation investments to boost the adoption of zero-emission cars and trucks and help the state reach its climate, clean energy and public health goals. The plan focuses on closing gaps in zero-emission fuels and infrastructure to support Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order phasing out the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger vehicles by 2035.

2020 101

CARB designing Sustainable Transportation Equity Project

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) is designing the Sustainable Transportation Equity Project Program, and will hold its second program design workgroup in Los Angeles later this month. STEP aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase access to clean transportation, and address community resident’s transportation needs by funding planning, clean transportation, and land use projects.

Dachser launching emission-free delivery in Freiburg city center; 26% reduction in total transport emissions

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Taking transportation as a whole, this new service reduces CO 2 emissions per shipment by 26%. Using its own in-house developed IT-systems, Dachser incorporates transport, warehousing, and value-added services to provide comprehensive supply chain solutions.

2020 85

Hydrogen embrittlement in ferritic steels creates complications for clean energy storage, transportation

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Developing safe and cost-effective storage and transportation methods for hydrogen is essential but complicated given the interaction of hydrogen with structural materials.

2020 90

Transportation accounted for nearly 16% of household expenditures in 2018

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The average household spent about $60,000 in 2018, with $9,800 of that on transportation (16%), according to the US Department of Labor. Transportation expenditures were second only to housing (33%). The largest portion of transportation expenditures was for vehicle purchases. Gasoline and motor oil, public transportation, and other vehicle expenditures such as maintenance, repairs, insurance, etc. were also included in the transportation category.

2020 69

Experts view on future transportation fuels

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Multiple step-change reductions in the environmental/climate footprint of combustion-based transportation systems, while maintaining the fitness for purpose and convenience for the end user, are achievable. The authors identified a number of challenges for new fuels for a low-carbon transportation sector: Fuels tailored to engines with cycle and system advances that increase overall conversion of chemical energy to useful work. 2018) “Future transportation fuels.”

2018 88

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. In last Tuesday's election, voters in one state ensured that their.

2016 85

Ricardo joins Digital Twin Consortium; targeting multiple transportation/mobility industries

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Digital Twins offer transport and mobility companies the potential of rapidly developing better, cost-effective products. Data is not new in transportation, but with next-generation vehicles generating petabytes of daily data, having a proper framework for applying the data is critical to activating digital technologies.

2020 75

New York to add solar to transportation hubs

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Electric cars and public transportation go together in more ways than one. In the latest example, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to add solar panels to the rooftops of its rail yards and bus depots to help feed the local power grid. READ MORE: Forget light poles, British firm to build chargers from cable boxes The MTA. solar Buses Trains parking lots

2019 86

Didi Chuxing sets up JV with China EV maker BAIC-BJEV; next-gen connected car systems; Transportation Brain

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Didi Chuxing, the world’s leading one-stop transportation platform, announced a new joint venture with Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd (JingJu) aims to combine the two companies’ strengths in new energy fleet operation and AI transportation solutions to develop next-generation connected-car systems. Transportation Brain comes online. Public transportation data resources and DiDi analytics are now connected.

2019 83

German transport company SWEG and Daimler sign LOI for first Mercedes-Benz eCitaro REX with fuel cell range-extender

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The Südwestdeutsche Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft (SWEG) (Southwest German Transport Company), and Daimler Buses signed a letter of intent to bring the first Mercedes-Benz eCitaro REX with a fuel-cell range extender out of series production onto the road. SWEG is a transport company in southwest Germany that operates railway lines and bus services. The transport company also uses electric and diesel-electric hybrid buses.

2020 118

BMW Group spare parts logistics center piloting autonomous transport platforms

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The BMW Group’s worldwide spare parts logistics center in Dingolfing has recently started piloting autonomous transport platforms. With a deck space of almost 20 square meters, the AutoBox can transport 20 lattice boxes with a total weight of up to 20 tons—corresponding to the weight and volume with which a conventional tugger train is loaded. The logistics of the future will be significantly influenced by autonomous transport systems.

2019 83

CARB approves $533M funding plan for clean transportation investments

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The California Air Resources Board approved a $533-million plan to fund clean car rebates, zero-emission transit and school buses, clean trucks, and other innovative, clean transportation and mobility pilot projects. CARB uses this funding to accelerate development and early commercial deployment of the cleanest vehicle technologies and to improve access to clean transportation for all Californians. billion for low-carbon transportation projects from the cap-and-trade program.

2019 78

USDOT advocates retaining transportation safety spectrum, announces first responder program

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The US Department of Transportation intends to invest up to $38 million for a multimodal First Responder Safety Technology Pilot Program. US Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the new program on 15 January at the 2020 Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Gigahertz Safety Band of spectrum currently allocated for use in transportation systems.

2020 65

MITEI Mobility Systems Center awards four projects for low-carbon transportation research

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The Mobility Systems Center (MSC), one of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI)’s Low-Carbon Energy Centers, will fund four new research projects that will allow for deeper insights into achieving a decarbonized transportation sector,including Covid-19 and urban mobility; strategies for electric vehicle charging networks; and infrastructure and economics for hydrogen-fueled transportation. These changes, in turn, affect energy consumption and emissions from the transportation sector.

2020 69

CARB publishes 2020 CI values for electricity as transportation fuel: average 82.92 gCO2e/MJ, up from 2019

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Officer has certified the 2020 annual update to the carbon intensities (CI) of the lookup table pathways for a) California Average Grid Electricity Used as a Transportation Fuel in California and b) Electricity Supplied under the Smart Charging or Smart Electrolysis Provision. The CI of California average grid electricity used as a transportation fuel in California for 2020 is 82.92

2020 98

Bombardier Transportation presents a new battery-operated train

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Bombardier Transportation has introduced a new battery-operated train: the BOMBARDIER TALENT 3 train. The new battery-operated train is the first of its kind to enter passenger operation in Europe in more than 60 years. It does not generate any exhaust and sets the standards for smart mobility with peak values of 90 percent in the areas of efficiency and recyclability. It is also around 50% quieter than modern diesel trains.

2018 96

Study suggests China urban passenger transport emissions could peak in 2030

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A team of researchers in China suggest that, in the context of promoting the use of clean fuel vehicles and increasing vehicle fuel efficiency, CO 2 emissions of China’s urban passenger transport sector could reach a peak of 225 MtCO 2 in 2030. If the mode share of public transport could further increase, the CO 2 emissions from the urban passenger transport sector in China are possible to peak at around 2020 with the emissions ranging from 171 to 214 MtCO 2.

2019 104

Canada and California to work together on cleaner transportation

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The transportation sector is the source of nearly a quarter of Canada’s carbon emissions and more than 40% of California’s. Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the Chair of the California Air Resources Board, Mary Nichols, today signed a new cooperation agreement to advance cleaner vehicles and fuels.

2019 88

Cummins increases investment in Loop Energy and fuel cells for commercial transport applications

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Loop Energy, a provider of fuel-cell-electric range-extenders for medium- and heavy-duty transport applications, has received an additional cash investment from Cummins Inc. The role of commercial freight transport in a clean and sustainable energy future is driving industry leaders to invest in a range of power solutions including fuel cell technologies due to their long range, responsive power and quick refueling capabilities.

2020 93

Gaussin and Total developing 1st full electric aircraft refueler transporter; Saft batteries

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Engineering company Gaussin and energy major Total are jointly developing the first full electric aircraft refueler transporter (ART FULL ELEC). Electric Aircraft Refueler Transporter, equipped with two 30-ton fuel tanks (artist rendering – courtesy of Gaussin). Gaussin designs, assembles and sells products and services in the transport and logistics field.

2020 78

Biden infrastructure plan goes low-carbon with all transportation

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Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden has proposed a massive low-carbon transportation initiative as part of a larger, $1.3-trillion infrastructure overhaul plan that would jump-start America's electric vehicle infrastructure and support the auto industry as it shifts toward renewable energy.

2019 62

DOT to award up to $60M for advanced transportation and congestion management projects; V2X, ITS and mobility services

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The US Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration will award ( 693JJ317NF0001 ) up to $60 million to projects to develop model deployment sites for large scale installation and operation of advanced transportation technologies to improve safety, efficiency, system performance, and infrastructure return on investment. Advanced transportation management technologies. Advanced public transportation systems.

2017 91

First hydrogen supply chain demonstration project using MCH to transport H2 starts

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The Advanced Hydrogen Energy Chain Association for Technology Development (AHEAD) has started the world’s first international demonstration operation to transport hydrogen using methylcyclohexane. In the supply country, hydrogen, chemically fixed to toluene, is converted by a hydrogenation reaction into methylcyclohexane (MCH), a liquid at ambient temperature and pressure, for storage and transport.

2020 69

New $22M CARB pilot to fund equitable, clean transportation options in disadvantaged communities

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The California Air Resources Board will provide up to $22 million in grants to address transportation needs in disadvantaged and low-income communities with clean transportation options under a new $22-million pilot project. The funding, available through the Sustainable Transportation Equity Project (STEP), will support the planning and implementation of clean transportation projects.

2020 65

UN Secretary-General urges transport ministers to reshape world’s transport systems

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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged the world’s transport ministers meeting at the International Transport Forum 2015to accelerate efforts to combat climate change and “ find new green solutions ”. Ban called sustainable transport “ a common thread ” linking the upcoming UN Summit in September in New York and the COP21 climate change conference in Paris in December.

2015 106

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 policyIt authorizes funds for highway construction and maintenance and public.

2015 64

Survey finds 65% of Londoners changed their usual mode of transport for the ULEZ

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of Londoners changed their usual mode of transport. did not change their usual mode of transport. Commuters in London were also given a multiple choice question to see which combination of transportation modes and services they changed to after the ULEZ was introduced on 8 April 2019. The survey showed that: 64% of those who changed their usual mode of transport now use public transport. of those who changed their usual mode of transport now walk.

2020 73

Transport for London orders 20 Wrightbus hydrogen double-decker buses

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Transport for London (TfL) has ordered 20 hydrogen double-decker buses as part of its drive to make London’s transport zero-emission. As part of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy, TfL is committed to using only the cleanest buses in its fleet. Greening transport in the capital will require using a range of clean power sources. It follows the introduction of the world’s first Ultra Low Emission Zone last month.

2019 78

Toyota begins testing optimized urban transport system

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Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), in cooperation with the Toyota City municipal government, transportation companies and others, began testing of an optimized urban transportation system called “Ha:mo” (“harmonious mobility”). The system will select optimal means of transport for users based on the operational status of public transport systems and traffic conditions. Provision of “eco-points” based on park-and-ride facility and public transportation use.

Japanese logistics provider Yamato Transport orders 500 StreetScooter EVs

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That means these “Made in Germany” e-transporters will be sporting a steering wheel on the right. —Yutaka Nagao, Representative Director, President and Executive Officer of Yamato Transport. Maintenance and repair will be performed by the Yamato Transport’s group company, Yamato Autoworks, which is responsible for the group’s delivery fleet and also functions as a fleet services provider for third parties. In fiscal year 2018, the company transported some 1.8

2019 76

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. But along with historic railcars on many lines come older engines, usually powered by diesel engines decades old.

2016 63

Transportation details of LA Mayor’s proposed Green New Deal

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The LA Green New Deal seeks to “zero out” Los Angeles’ main sources of harmful emissions: buildings, transportation, electricity, and trash. LA’s carbon neutral pathway calls for deep reductions in GHG emissions from the transportation sector, affecting mobility, public transit and private vehicles. On Monday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti released his version of a Green New Deal (LAGND).

2019 79

Orange County unveils 10 new fuel-cell-electric buses along with debut of US’ largest public transport hydrogen fueling station

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The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) unveiled ten new hydrogen fuel-cell-electric Xcelsior CHARGE H2 heavy-duty transit buses in Santa Ana, California. In addition to launching the ten Xcelsior CHARGE H2 buses into service, OCTA also debuted the largest hydrogen fueling station in the US for public transportation, showcasing its $22.6-million investment in zero-emission transit.

2020 112

DOE: on-road transportation consumes more than 80% of all transportation energy in US

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of the energy used in the transportation sector, according to figures provided by the US Department of Energy (DOE). Of the other modes, air transportation’s use of jet fuel and aviation gasoline accounts for 7.8% of transportation energy use, while water, rail, and pipeline account for less than 5% each. Together, light vehicles and medium/heavy trucks and buses consume 82.1%

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