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September 2020

Supply Chain Workers Play Essential Role in Coronavirus ResponseMindy Long

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Employees at Northwell Health’s 85,000-square-foot distribution center often joined together to watch the success stories as COVID-19 patients left Northwell’s hospitals, with many workers getting tearful as they realized the critical role they were playing in the health care supply chain.Employees at Northwell Health’s 85,000-square-foot distribution center often joined together to watch the success stories as COVID-19 patients left Northwell’s hospitals, with many workers getting tearful as they realized the critical role they were playing in the health care supply chain.Read MoreTransport Topics

Fleets Operating in Health Care Sector Adjust to Surge in Demand Amid PandemicMindy Long

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When the COVID-19 outbreak first hit, fleets serving the health care industry responded to sudden shifts in demand while also implementing new safety protocols to protect their drivers and customers.When the COVID-19 outbreak first hit, fleets serving the health care industry responded to sudden shifts in demand while also implementing new safety protocols to protect their drivers and customers.Read MoreTransport Topics

US Lawmakers Propose Tighter Rules for New AirplanesAssociated Press

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Lawmakers who criticized regulators over the way they approved the Boeing 737 Max will propose changing the way that the Federal Aviation Administration certifies new plane designs and uses private-sector employees to perform safety analysis.Lawmakers who criticized regulators over the way they approved the Boeing 737 Max will propose changing the way that the Federal Aviation Administration certifies new plane designs and uses private-sector employees to perform safety analysis.Read MoreTransport Topics

Clearing the skies with research on electric vehicles

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Reduced pollution and clearer skies are benefits of the reduction in travel due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Fortunately, there are other far less disruptive ways to significantly reduce transportation greenhouse gas emissions. One way is through the zero‐emission bus (ZEB) market, including Battery Electric Buses and Fuel Cell Electric Buses. As noted in recent TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) pre-published research on best practices and lessons learned in ZEB deployments, Guid…Reduced pollution and clearer skies are benefits of the reduction in travel due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Fortunately, there are other far less disruptive ways to significantly reduce transportation greenhouse gas emissions. One way is through the zero‐emission bus (ZEB) market, including Battery Electric Buses and Fuel Cell Electric Buses. As noted in recent TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) pre-published research on best practices and lessons learned in ZEB deployments, Guid…Read MoreMarine Transportation RSS Feed

U.S. fuel ethanol production capacity increased by 3% in 2019

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Fuel ethanol production capacity in the United States totaled 17.3 billion gallons per year (gal/y), or 1.1 million barrels per day (b/d), as of January 2020, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) 2020 U.S. Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity Report, released on September 25, 2020. Nameplate capacity of operable ethanol plants increased by 3%—470 million gal/y—between January 2019 and January 2020.Fuel ethanol production capacity in the United States totaled 17.3 billion gallons per year (gal/y), or 1.1 million barrels per day (b/d), as of January 2020, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) 2020 U.S. Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity Report, released on September 25, 2020. Nameplate capacity of operable ethanol plants increased by 3%—470 million gal/y—between January 2019 and January 2020.Today in Energy

2021 TRB Annual Meeting: virtual booths now on sale

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TRB has initiated sales of virtual booths as part of the virtual exhibit at its TRB 2021 Annual Meeting in January. Booths in the virtual exhibit hall will cost $1,900 or half the cost of the 2021 in-person rate, which was $3,800 for a 10 x 10 square foot booth. A 2021 virtual booth will come with two full meeting registrations, the ability to register an unlimited number of staff to monitor for and engage with booth visitors, bonus priority points to potentially enhance the order by which your organizat…TRB has initiated sales of virtual booths as part of the virtual exhibit at its TRB 2021 Annual Meeting in January. Booths in the virtual exhibit hall will cost $1,900 or half the cost of the 2021 in-person rate, which was $3,800 for a 10 x 10 square foot booth. A 2021 virtual booth will come with two full meeting registrations, the ability to register an unlimited number of staff to monitor for and engage with booth visitors, bonus priority points to potentially enhance the order by which your organizat…Read MoreMarine Transportation RSS Feed

Transportation Resilience 2019: 2nd International Conference on Resilience to Natural Hazards and Extreme Weather

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TRB hosted the Transportation Resilience 2019: 2nd International Conference on Transportation Resilience to Natural Hazards and Extreme Weather Events (TR2019) at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, D.C., November 13–15, 2019. The primary purpose of TR2019 program was to present advancements made in transportation systems resilience to natural hazards, climate change, and impacts from extreme weather events. Transportation Research Circular E-C265: Transportation Resilience 2019: 2nd…TRB hosted the Transportation Resilience 2019: 2nd International Conference on Transportation Resilience to Natural Hazards and Extreme Weather Events (TR2019) at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, D.C., November 13–15, 2019. The primary purpose of TR2019 program was to present advancements made in transportation systems resilience to natural hazards, climate change, and impacts from extreme weather events. Transportation Research Circular E-C265: Transportation Resilience 2019: 2nd…Read MoreMarine Transportation RSS Feed

Shaheen and Ford to lead Transportation Research Board Executive Committee in 2021

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Susan Shaheen and Nathaniel Ford have been appointed as chair and vice chair, respectively, of the 2021 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Executive Committee by Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences and chair of the National Research Council. Their terms will begin in January 2021 during the virtual TRB Annual Meeting. The TRB Executive Committee is composed of approximately 25 members appointed by the chair of the National Research Council. These members are selected to provide …Susan Shaheen and Nathaniel Ford have been appointed as chair and vice chair, respectively, of the 2021 Transportation Research Board (TRB) Executive Committee by Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences and chair of the National Research Council. Their terms will begin in January 2021 during the virtual TRB Annual Meeting. The TRB Executive Committee is composed of approximately 25 members appointed by the chair of the National Research Council. These members are selected to provide …Read MoreMarine Transportation RSS Feed

Uber Weighs Purchase of BMW-Daimler Ride-Hailing VentureBloomberg News

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Uber Technologies Inc. is considering a purchase of Daimler AG and BMW AG’s ride-hailing joint venture Free Now, a deal that could boost its market share in Europe and Latin America, people with knowledge of the matter said.Uber Technologies Inc. is considering a purchase of Daimler AG and BMW AG’s ride-hailing joint venture Free Now, a deal that could boost its market share in Europe and Latin America, people with knowledge of the matter said.Read MoreTransport Topics