Trump names Elaine Chao as U.S. Secretary of Transportation

Green Car Reports

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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Study concludes cycling is the urban transport mode associated with the greatest health benefits

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A new study led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), a center supported by the la Caixa Banking Foundation, has concluded that cycling is the mode of transport associated with the greatest health benefits: better self-perceived general health, better mental health and fewer feelings of loneliness. The transport modes assessed in the study were car, motorbike, public transport, bicycle, electric bicycle and walking.

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First Li-ion battery-powered automated guided container transporter delivered to HHLA Container Terminal Altenwerder

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The first serially-produced container transporter powered by Li-ion batteries was delivered to HHLA (Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG) Container Terminal Altenwerder (CTA). tonnes, was brought by heavy transport on 1 August.

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Daimler, Tsinghua University deepen joint research cooperation on sustainable transportation; automated driving and intelligent mobility

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Through the Tsinghua Daimler Joint Research Center for Sustainable Transportation, the cooperation has been extended for an additional three years.

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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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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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Scania and Ahola Transport agree on semi-autonomous platooning

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Scania announced a partnership agreement with Finnish company Ahola Transport to implement semi-autonomous platooning on Nordic roads—the first such customer agreement in Europe for semi-autonomous truck platooning on public roads. —Hans Ahola, CEO of Ahola Transport.

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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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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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UNIST’s U-Loop displayed at International Public Transport Forum

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A prototype of this new transport capsule was displayed and tested at the 7 th International Public Transportation Forum.

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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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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.

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Audi wins VDA Logistics Award for automated vehicle transport

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Audi has won the Logistics Award for 2017 from the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) in recognition of its FTS driverless vehicle transport system. The parking robot, RAY , from Serva Transport Systems, sorts up to 2,000 cars per day for loading onto railway freight cars.

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Transportation Electrification Accord sets out multi-sector roadmap to electrified future

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Fortune 100 companies, including automakers and utilities, have joined labor groups, consumer advocates, environmental organizations and others to sign the Transportation Electrification Accord — a written set of principles meant to inspire and continue the conversation around electrified transportation. The goal of the Accord is to educate policymakers on how to advance electric transportation in a manner that provides economic, social and environmental benefits.

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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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million; Grantee: Center for Transportation and the Environment). Nuvera Fuel Cells LLC and partners for Center for Transportation and the Environment’s demonstration project at Port of Los Angeles.

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DOE: US petroleum production exceeding transportation consumption and will continue to do so through 2050

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According to the US Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Information Administration (EIA), in 2015 total petroleum production exceeded all US transportation sector petroleum consumption. The EIA expects petroleum production to be greater than transportation consumption through 2040.

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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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Study shows the significant effect of void space on ion transport in composite electrodes in solid-state batteries

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Their study, published in the Journal of Power Sources , reports a significant effect of residual voids in the composite electrode on the ion transport tortuosity. However, a high power density of ASSLIBs can be achieved only if fast ion transport in their composite electrodes is realized.

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Technical brief: transportation overtaking electricity generation as the largest source of US CO2 emissions

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A technical brief by Dr. John DeCicco at the University of Michigan Energy Institute shows that transportation is overtaking electricity generation as the largest source of US CO 2. CO 2 emissions from the transportation sector increased at an average rate of 1.8%

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AOS and IBM developing logistics and transportation solution built on IBM Blockchain and Watson IoT

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IBM and AOS, a Colombian company specializing in providing business solutions, are collaborating to create a solution to enhance efficiency in the logistics and transport industry throughout the country, built on IBM Blockchain and Watson IoT on the IBM Cloud. In the supply chain, this creates visibility for all permissioned members into the exchange of information throughout the transport cycle, enabling greater transparency in the registration of data and trades.

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Natural-Gas Vehicles To Get Electric-Car Tax Credit In Transportation Bill?

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As another Congressional session winds down, the two houses are working to pass a long-overdue transportation funding bill. And the natural-gas industry hopes certain provisions in the House's long-term transportation bill will survive the reconciliation process. Congress passed an interim funding bill last week, to keep transportation funding. Green NGV congress incentives natural gas natural gas vehicle transportation policy

Opinion: Enablers of disruption in transportation

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This shift from a dumb platform (essentially a powered wagon) to a smart and responsive platform gives us the ability to reshape the future of transportation into a more sustainable form. by Mike Millikin, editor, Green Car Congress.

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ITF launches global initiative to decarbonize transport

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The International Transport Forum (ITF) at the OECD has launched a major global initiative towards carbon-free transport. Transport activity currently contributes 23% of global CO2 emissions from fossil fuels, with the share expected to rise. The long-term objective of the project is to define a commonly-acceptable pathway to achieve zero transport emissions by around 2050. It is now up to the transport sector to demonstrate how carbon-free mobility can be achieved.

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Electric Pedicabs - future for London's transport

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It's transport also belongs to the one of the most developed. The electric pedicabs would actually make the urban transport better and cleaner. London belongs to one of the largest cities in the world. London's undergrounds is one of the most developed in the world but also one of the oldest in the world counting over a 100 years. There is also an excellent network of overground trains and if we think of it all of these are powered by massive electric drives.

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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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Audi testing autonomous driverless transport systems at Ingolstadt plant

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Earlier this month, Audi began testing driverless transport systems (DTS) at its Ingolstadt plant. Driverless transport systems drive under the shelves, lift them up and transport them automatically to a central picking station. They can transport a maximum of 600 kilograms.

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NYSERDA announces $5M for innovative transportation clean technologies and strategies to increase efficiency in public transit systems

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The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced that up to $5 million is available for proposals that include innovative clean transportation technologies and strategies to improve operations and reduce greenhouse gas emissions for public transit systems throughout the state.

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Argonne and NGO Energy Vision case studies demonstrate success of renewable natural gas as transport fuel

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Nationwide, renewable natural gas has grown more than 70% annually in recent years, facilitated by inclusion in the EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2), which sets a minimum volume for the amount of renewable fuel that must be used in the transportation sector.

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eNow demonstrates solar-powered zero-emissions Transport Refrigeration Unit

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eNow has demonstrated a solar-powered zero-emissions commercial-use Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) on a truck making deliveries in an urban environment. The new TRU, branded “Rayfrigeration,” achieved emission reductions of 98% N 2 O, and 97% PM over a five-month test period. TRUs are traditionally powered by high-polluting, small diesel engines.

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DOE and DOT collaborate to support smart transportation systems and alternative fuel technologies

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The US Departments of Energy (DOE) and Transportation (DOT) announced a collaboration to accelerate research, development, demonstration, and deployment of innovative smart transportation systems and alternative fuel technologies. The MOU will facilitate coordinated actions to leverage the two agencies’ expertise in transportation energy technology and safety systems to accelerate analysis, tools, and applications of those technologies.

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Obama Proposes $10 Per Barrel Tax On Oil To Fund U.S. Transportation Needs

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Green Barack Obama Politics climate change congress highway funding obama transportation policyYou have to give the man credit for vision. president Barack Obama will propose a tax of $10 per barrel on oil in the 2017 budget he will submit to Congress next week. According to the White House, its goal is to create "a clear incentive for private-sector innovation to reduce our reliance on oil, and at the same time invests in clean energy.

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NTU, JTC and SMRT to develop integrated transport solutions with joint research lab; “Mobility-as-a-Service Lab”

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Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore), JTC and SMRT Services Pte Ltd (SMRT) have joined forces to develop innovative solutions that seamlessly integrate multiple modes of transportation, for better connectivity and accessibility. The ‘Mobility-as-a-Service Lab’ will be the first-of-its-kind in the region aimed at improving commuters’ travel experience by seamlessly integrating train and bus networks with next-generation transport modes.

Kapsch TrafficCom acquires Schneider Electric Transportation Business

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Kapsch TrafficCom AG has acquired Schneider Electric’s Transportation Business. The company, formerly operating under Telvent Tráfico y Transporte, is a provider of real-time IT solutions and intelligent transportation systems complementary to those provided by Kapsch.

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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.

US Senator introduces legislation to allow employers to provide pre-tax transportation benefits for EV drivers

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US Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has introduced new legislation ( S.3450 ) to allow employers to give workers with electric cars access to the same pre-tax transportation benefits many workers receive for traditional forms of transportation like public transportation allowances, parking fees, and public transit passes. The bill has been endorsed by the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA).

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California ARB: GHG emissions fell below 1990 levels for first time in 2016; down 13% from 2004 peak; transportation emissions up 2%

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The transportation sector, the state’s largest source of greenhouse gases, saw a 2% increase in emissions in 2016 because of increased fuel consumption.

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Argonne updates GREET and AFLEET tools for transportation technologies analysis

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Researchers at Argonne National Laboratory have released updates to two key tools for the analysis of advanced transportation technologies: GREET , used to assess greenhouse gases, regulated emissions and energy use in transportation; and AFLEET , used to calculate and compare the costs and environmental benefits of a broad range of alternative fuel technologies.

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Audi organizes all rail transport in Germany to be CO2-free; DBeco plus

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As of now, all rail transport for Audi AG in Germany is CO 2 -free. Audi has been using environmentally friendly “DBeco plus” rail transport for its cars since 2010. The “green trains” have been transporting cars to Emden from the Audi plant in Neckarsulm since 2012.

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Navigant forecasts transportation demand for hydrogen to accelerate Power-to-Gas growth

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Navigant Research forecasts that the transportation segment, with hydrogen demand as a catalyst, will jump-start power-to-gas (P2G) demand and further drive down electrolyzer and other infrastructure costs.

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Are Autonomous Buses the Answer for Efficient Transportation and Reducing Emissions and Fuel Consumption?

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Recent innovations in autonomous public transport. These kinds of programs seek to do more than economize public transportation. To get an idea of just what benefits driverless buses could bring, the International Transportation Forum (ITF) created an autonomous bus simulation based on Lisbon traffic to see how a European city might cope with an exclusively self-driving bus system. by Dave Crichton.

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