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Sustainable fleets are at an inflection point 12.8.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Sustainable fleets are at an inflection point Katie Fehrenbacher Wed, 08/12/2020 - 00:15 Companies and cities are increasingly adopting lower-carbon fleets — including trucks and buses that run off electricity, renewable diesel and renewable natural gas — according to a new report from the research team at Gladstein, Neandross and Associates (GNA).  It's still early days for many of these markets, and sustainability goals remain one of the top drivers for fleets to buy these vehicles. But the metrics that fleet managers care about —  total cost of ownership  — are becoming more competitive for these lower-carbon vehicles, the GNA report found. I read the analysis, which also covers diesel efficiency, natural gas and propane, and picked out these points that I thought were particularly interesting: Renewable diesel is winning fans: Fleet managers report satisfaction with the performance of renewable diesel, which can be dropped into diesel trucks and buses and can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 65 ...
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Get iPhones to unlock even if user wearing mask, NYC transit agency urges Apple 11.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
New York’s mass transit agency wants Apple to come up with a better way for iPhone users to unlock their phones without taking off their masks, as it seeks to guard against the spread of the coronavirus in buses and subways.
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Editorial: Caving in to car ownership 6.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Editorial Page Editor Sewell Chan had hoped to live in L.A. without a car. But his fealty to mass transit was broken by COVID-19.

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Electric truck fleets will need a lot of power, but utilities aren't planning for it 4.8.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Electric truck fleets will need a lot of power, but utilities aren't planning for it Stephen Nadel Tue, 08/04/2020 - 01:11 As more electric buses and trucks enter the market, future fleets will require a lot of electricity for charging. While some utilities in California and elsewhere are planning for an increase in power demand, many have yet to do so and need to get started. This issue is critical, because freight trucks emit more than one-quarter of all vehicle emissions. Recent product developments offer growing opportunities to electrify trucks and buses and slash their emissions (see our recent white paper ). And just last week, a group of 15 states plus D.C. announced plans to fully electrify truck sales by 2050. Utilities will need to be ready to power electric fleets. Electric truck fleets need substantial power Power for trucks and buses is generally more of an issue than for cars because trucks typically have larger batteries and because trucks and buses are often parts of fleets with many ...
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New York’s EV plan takes small but critical steps in the right direction 17.7.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New York’s EV plan takes small but critical steps in the right direction
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COVID-19 Has Reshuffled Public Space. Buses Deserve a Greater Share. 16.7.2020 THE CITY FIX
There’s no question we’re going through unprecedented times for public transport. Ridership is down anywhere from 60% to 90%. Transit agencies are hemorrhaging cash, with fare revenue following ridership down the tube. But the fact is that throughout the tremendous ...
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Inside Denver Public Schools’ reopening plan: Masks required, F grades discouraged, no singing in music class 16.7.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
As the fall semester inches closer, Denver Public Schools leaders are rethinking and restructuring various aspects of the school day to accommodate what’s expected to be a very unusual academic year amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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New multi-state collaboration makes an important commitment to electric trucks and buses 14.7.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New multi-state collaboration makes an important commitment to electric trucks and buses
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Lane closures scheduled in Eisenhower Tunnel for fire suppression system checks 11.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Planned overnight lane closures will be happening in the Eisehnower Tunnel so transportation officials can test the tunnel's fire suppression system.
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Electrifying trucks and buses is an opportunity for lasting change, one we can’t afford to miss 6.7.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Electrifying trucks and buses is an opportunity for lasting change, one we can’t afford to miss
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Back to Business: Enabling Public Bus Systems Post-COVID-19 2.7.2020 THE CITY FIX
The ongoing pandemic has wreaked immense and lasting damage to India’s economy, and passenger transport has been particularly affected. COVID-19’s far-reaching impact on the aviation and railway industry is well-documented, along with the struggles of auto and taxi drivers. However, a critical mode that has ...
California's new truck rule: It's big, it's bold, it's controversial 1.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
California's new truck rule: It's big, it's bold, it's controversial Katie Fehrenbacher Wed, 07/01/2020 - 00:30  California's epic clean truck rule has arrived. It's big. It's bold. It's controversial.  After months of discussion, last week the California Air Resources Board (CARB) unanimously approved the Advanced Clean Truck rule, which says that more than half of the trucks sold in California have to be zero-emission by 2035. By 2045, all new commercial trucks sold in California must be zero-emission.  The truck rule follows another California law ( passed in 2018 ) that says all new public transit buses sold must be zero-emission starting in 2029. The combination of these policies makes California one of the most aggressive regions in the world pushing electric trucks and buses.  Environmentalists hailed the decision , calling it a win that will help clean up the air for disadvantaged communities that live in areas with a large amount of trucks. For example, in the Inland Empire in Southern ...
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What Could Be: A 2030 Retrospective on Urban Mobility After COVID-19 30.6.2020 THE CITY FIX
COVID-19 is a radical moment in so many ways. By disrupting urban systems so profoundly, it has thrust the question of urban futures before us in a way that we cannot ignore. Will cities recover? What will they look like? ...
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Letters to the Editor: How heavy police presence on Metro traumatizes vulnerable communities 28.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Armed police officers on Metro often escalate situations that ought to be handled peacefully.

Letters to the Editor: Cutting police on Metro is exactly what the system doesn't need 27.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A frequent public transportation user says the lack of police presence on Metro during the pandemic has made the experience more unnerving.

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Bustang to roll across Colorado again after a 3-month COVID-19 suspension of service 27.6.2020 Denver Post: Business
The popular statewide Bustang bus service will resume service this weekend, with buses rolling across Colorado highways for the first time since the service was suspended due to COVID-19 at the end of March.
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ImpactAr Tool 26.6.2020 WRI Stories
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Editorial: There are ways to make riding Metro safe with fewer police officers 25.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

In survey after survey, people say they want more security on transit. The question is who should provide it and how to make all passengers feel safe.

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Some of the biggest names in trucking are calling for federal support of electric trucks and buses 23.6.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Some of the biggest names in trucking are calling for federal support of electric trucks and buses
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Metro adjusts bus service to promote social distancing 21.6.2020 LA Times: Health

Changes in Los Angeles MTA's bus service to promote social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic are taking effect Sunday.

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