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.

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. Foxx has focused on safety recalls following the GM ignition scandal, as well as tactics to reduce distracted driving and rules for.

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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., Transportation Brain comes online. Public transportation data resources and DiDi analytics are now connected.

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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. The logistics of the future will be significantly influenced by autonomous transport systems.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. In fiscal year 2018, the company transported some 1.8

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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. On Monday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti released his version of a Green New Deal (LAGND).

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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.

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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.

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U Delaware team develops prototype efficient direct ammonia fuel cell for transportation

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However, most air transport, military, shipping, and long-distance freight applications remain challenging for batteries because of their limited energy density. Together, these applications leave a substantial fraction of transportation energy usage dependent on chemical fuels.

SEAT implements self-driven robots to automate outdoor parts transport; ASTI Tribot with SLAM navigation

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To date, eight AGVs are operating outside the production workshops at the Martorell plant to automate the transport of parts. Each outdoor AGV and their carriages make up a 25-meter convoy with a maximum transport capacity of 10 tonnes and cover routes of 3.5

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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% Together, light vehicles and medium/heavy trucks and buses consume 82.1%

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Volvo Trucks presents Vera autonomous electric vehicle for future transport solutions

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Vera is controlled and monitored via a cloud-based service, and has the potential to make transportation safer, cleaner and more efficient. Volvo’s long-term goal is to offer companies that need continuous transport services between fixed hubs a complement to today’s offerings.

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NC Transportation Center

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Mike Easley said Tuesday that, depending on the support from federal grants, the state may give $5 million to start and $1 million annually to operate the Advanced Transportation Energy Center there. State to be leaders in creating a workforce for advanced transportation.

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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.

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JRC study explores impacts of Coordinated Automated Road Transport (C-ART)

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A new report by the EU’s Joint Research Center (JRC) explores how connected vehicles and intelligent systems could change transport and the (r)evolution these changes could bring to people’s lives. In particular, road transport accounts for more than 70% of all transport GHG emissions.

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Volvo Trucks launches sales of electric FL and FE trucks for urban transport

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Volvo Trucks announced the start of sales of its Volvo FL and Volvo FE electric trucks ( earlier post ) in selected markets within Europe, meeting the increasing demand for sustainable transport solutions in city environments.

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Impact Transportation deploys Orange EV electric yard truck to Port of Oakland operations; HVIP funding

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Orange EV and Impact Transportation announced the deployment of an Orange EV T-Series battery-electric terminal truck to Impact’s 250,000 square foot warehouse and special project site supporting Port of Oakland operations.

ABT e-line using pressure compensation element from Freudenberg Sealing Technologies in e-Caddy and e-Transporter

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ABT e-line, an electromobility company developing and producing electrified variants of the Volkswagen Caddy and Transporter, has selected this solution to help make the batteries in the electric cargo vans more reliable and safe.

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DOE: US transportation sector consumed 1.4 quadrillion Btu of fuel made from biomass in 2018; ~5%

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quadrillion Btu (quads) of energy consumed by the US transportation sector in 2018, 1.4 of biomass-based transportation fuels in 2018, followed by biodiesel (17.1%) and other (1.5%). Of the 28.4 quads (4.9%) were produced from biomass, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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Virginia Tech team developing intelligent wearable analyzer for pollutants in transportation-related workplaces

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With a $2.3-million award from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), an interdisciplinary team of Virginia Tech researchers led by Masoud Agah, the Virginia Microelectronics Consortium Professor in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is developing an intelligent wearable analyzer for vapor exposure, called iWAVE, that can be used to measure hazardous air pollutants in real-time in transportation-related and other workplaces.

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EEA: Walking, cycling and public transport in cities remain greener mobility options than electric scooters or car ride-hailing

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A new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) finds that, taken together with public transport, walking and cycling for short city journeys provide the greatest benefits for both human health and the environment in urban areas. Increasing transport emissions.

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DOE: Transportation sector consumes more petroleum than all other sectors combined

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The transportation sector in the US consumes more petroleum than any other sector, and that share has increased over time from about 50% in 1950 to about 70% in 2018, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE).

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Public transport company VHH orders 16 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses; longer-range packs

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The public transport company Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein (VHH) in Germany has ordered 16 units of the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric city bus. A large special-use area opposite door two creates lots of space for transporting wheelchairs, prams and for standing passengers.

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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.

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Volvo Trucks presents heavy-duty electric concept trucks for construction operations and regional transport

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Volvo Trucks, having recently started sales of electric trucks for urban transport, believes that electrification can become a competitive alternative also for heavier trucks. We see great potential for heavy-duty electric trucks for regional transport and construction in the longer term.

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California 2017 GHG inventory shows 1.2% total drop from 2016; transportation sector emissions up 1%

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The transportation sector remains the largest source of GHG emissions in the state, and saw a 1% increase in emissions in 2017. The transportation sector represents tailpipe emissions from on-road vehicles and direct emissions from other off-road mobile sources.

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California Energy Commission approves $95M plan for clean transportation investments; zero-emission infrastructure

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a $95-million plan for critical clean transportation investments to expedite the adoption of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs) and help the state reach its climate, air quality and other goals. The -2020 Investment Plan Update for the CEC’s Clean Transportation Program (formerly known as the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program) allocates $85.2

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NCSU study finds shared e-scooters aren’t always as green as other transport options

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They found that environmental burdens associated with charging the e-scooter are small relative to the materials and manufacturing burdens of the e-scooters and the impacts associated with transporting the scooters to overnight charging stations.

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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.

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Northeast States, DC release proposal for regional plan to cut emissions and invest in clean transportation

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The transportation sector is currently responsible for more than 40% of climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions in the region, and soot and smog from cars and trucks are major contributors to lung disease and other health problems region-wide, particularly in low income communities.

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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 policyIt authorizes funds for highway construction and maintenance and public.

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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.

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14 US fleets launch ACT Fleet Forum; best practices on adopting advanced, clean transportation technologies

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Fourteen leading US fleets announced the formation of the ACT Fleet Forum , an educational initiative to share best practices between participating fleets, as well as top technology providers and fuel suppliers on adopting advanced, clean transportation technologies. The fleets who have launched the premiere ACT Fleet Forum include: Ability Tri-Modal Transportation Services. EVO Transportation & Energy. Hunt Transport. Penske Transportation Solutions.

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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.

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Dot Transportation deploys Orange EV electric yard truck at California distribution center

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Orange EV and Dot Transportation, Inc., Deployment of Orange EV’s T-Series pure electric terminal truck marks the first zero-emission vehicle deployed into Dot Transportation’s operations. Through Dot Transportation Inc., a subsidiary of Dot Foods, Inc.,

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

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