Tag: vehicles

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Auto Manufacturers Use Recycled Materials for Vehicles

December 23, 2021

Via: Waste360

Auto manufacturers might be using your plastic bottles for their next vehicle. Sustainability practices in the industry are changing – with materials for seat covers, handles and the body being crafted from ocean plastics, rice hulls, flaxseeds and agave. For […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

Transportation Alternatives Wants Mayoral Candidates To Commit to 25% More Open Space 

March 1, 2021

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Vision Zero? How about Vision 25 by 25? A coalition of safe-street advocates are calling on all mayoral candidates to commit to giving streets back to the people, by transforming at least a quarter of the space that’s currently dedicated […]

Public Utilities, Waste Management

Republic Services Expands Natural Gas Fleet

October 18, 2019

Via: Waste360

Republic Services announced the continued expansion of its natural gas-powered fleet as it makes progress toward its greenhouse gas reduction goals. The company will operate an additional 156 compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered solid waste collection trucks serving customers throughout the […]

Infrastructure, Public Works

California utilities plot ways to prep the grid for the coming EV boom

August 22, 2017

Via: Utility Dive

Electrifying the transportation sector is no easy task. But, as with many innovations occurring in the power sector, California is leading the way. The California Public Utilities Commission recently approved two rounds of pilot proposals to electrify transportation from the […]

Public Transport

Autonomous Car Fleets: A Dystopian or Utopian Future?

January 13, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

For years, researchers have been working behind the scenes to improve autonomous vehicles. And all of a sudden, that work is playing out in a very public way. Top tech companies and automakers are testing new models on the streets, […]

Public Transport

Tesla’s Vision for the Future of Autonomous Cars Should Scare Us

October 24, 2016

Via: NYC Streets Blog

What impact will self-driving cars have on cities. The range of potential outcomes is enormous. In the best-case scenario, private car ownership gives way to shared fleets of autonomous cars, freeing up vast amounts of land that used to be devoted to vehicle […]