Transportation

"Water, Highway Bills Among Must-Pass Legislation, Hoyer Says"

"House Democrats will focus this summer on passing essential legislation, including the Water Resources Development Act, a highway reauthorization bill, and appropriations measures, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Tuesday."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 05/27/2020

While No One Was Watching — Changing Enviro Regs Under Trump

Regulations that sprang from cornerstone environmental laws in place for decades are now under attack by the Trump administration, per legal experts in a recent webinar co-sponsored by the Society of Environmental Journalists and Columbia University’s Earth Institute. Get key takeaways and resources from the event from SEJ’s Dale Willman. Plus, watch the full webinar video.

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"Electric Trucks Are The 'Inevitable Future,' Fleets Say"

"Despite the pandemic environment, states and fleets push forward on electric tractors." "With 1.3 million electric vehicles on the road in 2020, and with lawmakers pushing for more adoption, fleets have been looking at Class 7 and Class 8 vehicles carefully — kicking the tires and doing the math."

Source: Utility Dive, 05/25/2020

"Thinking of Buying a Bike? Get Ready for a Very Long Wait"

"Some bicycle shops in Brooklyn are selling twice as many bikes as usual and drawing blocklong lines of customers. A chain of shops in Phoenix is selling three times the number of bikes it typically does. A retailer in Washington, D.C., sold all its entry-level bikes by the end of April and has fielded more preorders than ever in its 50-year history."

Source: NYTimes, 05/19/2020

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