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Travel and Public transit

WMATA orders 12 60-foot Xcelsior buses from New Flyer

July 9, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

New Flyer of America Inc. announced an order from Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) for 12 60-foot articulated New Flyer Xcelsior diesel-electric hybrid buses. The order converts 12 buses from the option backlog to firm orders. The buses will […]


Impact & Regulations, Shipping

US Grants Security Clearance to COSCO’s OOIL Deal

July 9, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

As informed by COSCO, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has determined that “there are no unresolved national security issues related to the transaction.” This follows a national security agreement inked with the US government to […]


Travel and Public transit

Truck Stops Respond to Drivers’ Needs

July 6, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

A truck stop is not just a location for drivers to refuel. Across the United States they create a unique “home away from home” for drivers. Known generally as places that offer services for drivers to refuel their vehicles and […]


Shipping

Japan to Launch First LNG Bunkering Vessel in 2020

July 6, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

The joint venture company, established by Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Chubu Electric Power, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha, ordered the new vessel from Japanese shipbuilder Kawasaki Heavy Industries. The LBV, which is scheduled to be delivered during the […]


Vehicles

Electric vehicles alone could cause peak oil demand within decade

July 5, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

When Tesla announced that it had built 7,000 cars in a week, I got excited. Even though electric vehicles (EVs) make up only a small percentage of new car sales in most countries, those sales are growing rapidly. But how […]


Shipping

The Boat Circling the Planet on Renewable Energy and Hydrogen

July 5, 2018

Via: Wired

VICTORIEN ERUSSARD, AN experienced ocean racer from the city of Saint-Malo in the north of France, was halfway through a dash across the Atlantic when he lost all power. Sails kept the boat moving, but Erussard relied on an engine […]


Travel and Public transit

L.A. Metro board OKs transformative ‘Vision 2028’ plan

July 2, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (Metro) big picture plan, Metro Vision 2028, which explains the strategies the agency plans to use to improve mobility and quality of life across Los Angeles County over the next decade, was approved […]


Vehicles

Wow: Tesla just built 7,000 cars in a week

July 2, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

When Tesla first unveiled their (more) affordable Model 3 electric car, many industry watchers—including our famously car-skeptic Lloyd—declared it a rather remarkable achievement: “The Whole world will want this car.” But with so many people making reservations long before they […]


Vehicles

Vacations: When plug-in hybrids beat pure electric vehicles

June 29, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

Often when we write about plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) versus pure electric vehicles, a reader will chime in to say that PHEVs are an unnecessarily complicated, inferior solution to their simpler and ultimately greener battery electric counterparts. That might be true. […]


Shipping

Moore Stephens: Shipping Confidence Unchanged at Four-Year High

June 29, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

Shipping confidence held steady in the three months to end-May 2018, according to Moore Stephens’ latest Shipping Confidence Survey. The average confidence level was unchanged at the four-year high of 6.4 out of 10.0 recorded in February 2018. Confidence on […]