05/15/2018

 






  President Trump Declares May 13-May 19 National Transportation Week

From The White House:

Since the early days of our Nation, the growth and expansion of the United States, as well as the strength of our country's national defense, have been inextricably linked to our investments into our transportation system.

In 1919, a young lieutenant colonel named Dwight D. Eisenhower embarked on the United States Army's first transcontinental convoy from Washington, D.C., to San Francisco, California. Over a trip that lasted 62 days, covered 3,251 miles at a speed of 6 miles per hour, and overcame 230 accidents, Eisenhower witnessed firsthand the need for an efficient, reliable, and safe national transportation system.

 

During National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week, we celebrate the many forms of transportation and recognize the countless men and women who ensure that our transportation infrastructure systems operate effectively, efficiently, and, when needed, in support of our national defense.  Since the early days of our Nation, the growth and expansion of the United States, as well as the strength of our country's national defense, have been inextricably linked to our investments into our transportation system.

Nearly 40 years later, as President of the United States, he signed into law the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, which created our Nation's landmark system of interstate highways.

In recent years, our country's infrastructure has fallen behind due to political inaction, poor resource allocation, and a broken permitting process. We must take bold action and renew our commitment to our transportation system through reforms, effective investments, and transformative technologies. I have proposed an infrastructure plan that will generate a $1.5 trillion infusion into our country's once-great infrastructure and help to build a more prosperous future for all Americans. These funds will help rebuild our roads and bridges and create incentives.............  READ MORE >...

 
  MCI's all-electric J4500e coach successfully completes phase 1 testing

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., announced that its all-electric J4500e prototype successfully completed its phase one testing. The coach ran flawlessly at both low and high speeds up to a sustained 70 mph on the highway.

From Metro:

Motor Coach Industries (MCI), the U.S. subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., announced that its all-electric J4500e prototype successfully completed its phase one testing. The coach ran flawlessly at both low and high speeds up to a sustained 70 mph on the highway.  The news means that MCI, which pioneered green fuel solutions with early entries in CNG and.......... READ MORE >

 
 
 
  Lion Delivers 13 Electric School Buses for Ontario Pilot Project

From School Bus Fleet:

TORONTO - The Lion Electric Co. is delivering 13 electric school buses to Ontario operators as part of a pilot for the province's government.

School bus operators received funding to purchase an electric school bus and charging infrastructure as part of the Ontario Electric School Bus Pilot Program, which will evaluate the performance of the buses. As SBF previously reported, Ontario invested $8 million in the pilot as part of the province's five-year Climate Change Action Plan. The pilot is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 15% below 1990 levels by 2020, 37% by 2030, and 80% by 2050.

The 13 applicants who were selected for the pilot chose the eLion, Lion's flagship electric school bus. All the buses will be delivered within the next three weeks, Marc-Andre Page, director of business development for Lion Electric Co., told SBF.

The buses will be deployed in different climate conditions and fleet sizes, in locations such as Ottawa, London, Mississauga, Toronto, Kenora (located in northwestern Ontario), and Chapleau (located in northeastern Ontario).


School bus operators received funding to purchase an electric school bus and charging infrastructure as part of the Ontario Electric School Bus Pilot Program, which will evaluate the performance of the buses. As SBF previously reported, Ontario invested $8 million in the pilot as part of the province's five-year Climate Change Action Plan. The pilot is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 15% below 1990 levels by 2020, 37% by 2030, and 80% by 2050.

Lion has deployed over 150 eLions over the last two years across North America, with more than 1 million kilometers (about 620,000 miles) driven, according to the bus manufacturer.

"Electrifying school buses is the most environmental, social, and cost-effective solution to protect our children from harmful emissions and improve educational experiences," said Marc Bedard, Lion Electric Co.'s CEO and founder. "Lion is proud that...........   READ MORE > 

 


 

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