Transportation

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Throwing it into reverse on car fuel efficiency standards

Eleven Democratic senators have signed a letter to Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt calling on him not to do what’s rumored could happen this week: rolling back the fuel-efficiency standards for cars and light trucks and prohibiting California from imposing stricter standards than the federal government does. By Meteor Blades All this could be a […]

March 8th

California utilities devote $1 billion to electric transportation

California’s three largest utilities have filed proposals with the state’s public utilities commission that would allocate up to $1 billion in new spending to “accelerate widespread transportation electrification” to reduce dependence on oil, improve air quality,  increase access to vehicles with no tailpipe emissions, and slash carbon pollution from within the state. by Steve Hanley, NRDC The proposals […]

February 7th

Dem senators propose $10 trillion infrastructure plan (But should they work with Trump?)

By Meteor Blades America’s infrastructure suffers from decades of reckless neglect, what bureaucrats and policymakers conceal behind the euphemism of “deferred maintenance.” Decrepit describes the consequences. Myopic describes the attitude. This affects many realms—our public schools, our public health system, our electrical transmission grid and, despite how deeply we Americans treasure personal mobility, our transportation […]

January 25th

Clinton vs Trump vs Congress on fixing America’s decrepit infrastructure

By Meteor Blades Both Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump have laid out plans for tens of billions to be spent on restoring America’s infrastructure as well as innovating some modernization. Clinton’s $275 billion, five-year plan, not surprisingly, contains solid detail. In place of specifics, Trump’s plan, which proposes $1 trillion in spending and leverage over the same period, depends, as you […]

September 20th

Sunday Train – rapid passenger rail moving ahead (finally!)

By Bruce McF As you are probably well aware, the US Government is gridlocked, which means that for years and years, nothing has been getting done. However, because of appropriations for “High Speed Rail” way back in 2009 and 2010, things are being done right now. “Bullet train” High Speed Passenger Rail services often grab the headlines […]

September 11th

Sunday Train – A bicycle trail in downtown Akron

By Bruce McF This past Thursday, thanks to twitter, I learned that just one county to my west, a bicycle trail was being opened: Akron opens new bike trail through downtown The path is part of the city’s effort to become more bicycle friendly and to encourage people to leave the Towpath Trail and experience […]

September 4th

Sunday Train – Adventures in the Beijing subway

By Bruce McF I have ridden the Beijing Subway and lived to tell the tale! Of course, the youtube clips you might be able to find about incredible overcrowding on the Beijing subway is just part of the story. Indeed, when riding on my “home” subway line, I often not only find plenty of standing […]

August 21st

Sunday Train – Let’s build the Steel Interstate!

By Bruce McF Sunday Train has long supported the Steel Interstate concept … but Sunday Train is “merely” an online activity composed of my online blogging in various forums and your discussion in various forums. However, since 2013, I have also been involved in the advocacy of the Steel Interstate concept in a more direct collaboration organized […]

August 15th

Why would an EV company hire a climate-denier lobbyist?

By Meteor Blades Electric Vehicle company Atieva hires Ben Quayle, climate change denier, as lobbyist: The son of former Vice President Dan Quayle and a former one-term Congressman himself, Ben Quayle was named “The Most Conservative Member of the House of Representatives” by the National Journal in 2012: So, are you wondering why a cutting edge American EV company would hook […]

July 6th

Cleantechnica attends the Tesla Model 3 rollout

by Zachary Shahan  (Cross-posted from our sister blog, Cleantechnica.) I rolled into Los Angeles at 1:00am on March 31, catching sleep on the flights from Frankfurt to DC and DC to LA in order to be rested for an early arrival at a Tesla store, so that I could to put down an early Tesla Model 3 […]

March 31st