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11/17/2020

 


  Proterra Names New President for Powered and Energy Team

 

  From Metro:

Proterra announced Gareth Joyce as president of its Proterra Powered and Energy business units.

As president of Proterra Powered and Energy, Joyce will lead Proterra's growing business as a provider of its electric vehicle technology to commercial manufacturers and charging infrastructure solutions for heavy-duty electric fleets. In his role, he will report directly to Proterra's CEO Jack Allen.

Proterra announced Gareth Joyce as president of its Proterra Powered and Energy business units.

"Proterra is on the leading edge of the technologies that will address our environmental sustainability challenges and climate change by helping businesses and fleet operators electrify their commercial vehicles. I'm excited to join the Proterra team as we work to deliver even greater impact for our customers and the environment," Joyce said.

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  200 Orgs Urge Governors to Move On Transportation and Climate Initiative
 


The largest and most diverse collection ever of health, community, business, transportation, environmental, and other groups have come out strongly in favor of a Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) that helps erase the "deeply inequitable" aspects of the current transportation system in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region.


    From Metro:

The largest and most diverse collection ever of health, community, business, transportation, environmental, and other groups have come out strongly in favor of a Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) that helps erase the "deeply inequitable" aspects of the current transportation system in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region. The 200-group letter lays out "strong safeguards and guarantees" for ensuring underserved and overburdened communities become key beneficiaries of the proposed TCI cap-and-invest program to modernize transportation in the region when the final memorandum of understanding (MOU) committing to the TCI program is released by participating states in the next few weeks.

Amid growing signs of the need for state leadership in the wake of the United States formally leaving the Paris Climate Agreement, the letter from the large number of organizations is addressed to the governors of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia, and the mayor of Washington, D.C. TCI envisions an improved regional transportation system would mean more reliable and accessible mass transit; more clean electric buses, cars, and trucks and charging infrastructure; more walkable and bikeable communities; less congestion and pollution; and increased investments in projects that connect everyone, including those in underserved urban, suburban, and rural areas.

The joint letter calls for states to adopt a TCI program that achieves these outcomes by including the following:

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  Illinois school bus driver celebrates 50 years on the job

 

Janyce Johnson, or more commonly known as "JJ" to her coworkers and peers, recently celebrated her 50th year as a school bus driver.

  
    From Bus & Motorcoach News:

Janyce Johnson, or more commonly known as "JJ" to her coworkers and peers, recently celebrated her 50th year as a school bus driver.

Johnson said in 1970 she had just moved to Lynwood, Illinois, from the southwest suburbs of Chicago, when she saw a "Now Hiring" sign in front of school bus contractor Kickert Bus Lines.

"I thought this would be a good way to learn the area," she shared.

Today, Johnson continues to drive school buses for Kickert Bus Lines, a subsidiary of Cook-Illinois Corporation. While she has been a trainer, dispatcher and coordinator for Kickert throughout her career, she relayed that she loves being a school bus driver because of the interaction with the children.  Johnson shared she also currently works as a liaison between the company and its district customers. She said this role consists of working with each district's transportation director to ensure the routes are complete and the school buses show up to pick up the students.

Her favorite part about her job, she said, is interacting not only with the students but the district employees and her coworkers. She said she hopes to continue to do what she loves for years to come, working "as a school bus driver, meeting interesting people and transporting students to school safely, especially the little ones," she added.


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