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Energy Department Awards $17 Million to Advance Efficient, Environmentally-Friendly Highway Transportation Technologies

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The funding will go toward projects that pursue breakthrough approaches to providing Americans with greater freedom of mobility and energy security, while lowering costs and reducing impacts on the environment.
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Drive Clean Chicago Saves Companies $75k per Orange EV Terminal Truck

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The cost of an Orange EV truck is reduced up to $75,000 under Chicago’s EV incentive program.
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Energy Department Invests More Than $55 Million to Advance Efficient Vehicle Technologies

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As part of the efforts to reduce dependence on foreign oil and transition to a clean energy economy, the Energy Department announced more than $55 million for 31 new projects to accelerate research and development of critical vehicle technologies that will improve fuel efficiency and reduce costs.
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TCEQ Announces Workshops for Drayage Truck Incentive Program

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The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has announced $3.1 million in grant funding will soon be available for the Drayage Truck Incentive Program (DTIP).
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Hawaii, U.S. Territories Aim to Increase Fuel Diversity with LNG Imports

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Unlike the rest of the United States, energy consumption in island states and territories is almost entirely petroleum-based.
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Fleetmatics Exceeds 500,000 Vehicles Under Subscription

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Company’s subscriber base reportedly the fastest growing in the fleet management industry.
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Siemens to Bring eHighway Demonstration to Port of Long Beach, Port of Los Angeles

Electrified catenary system offers economically an environmentally friendly solution to transport goods on highly frequented routes near the two largest U.S. ports.
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Contract was signed with South Coast Air Quality Management District in California to install and demonstrate Siemens eHighway system near Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
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UPS Doubles Carbon Intensity Goal for 2020

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UPS released its 12th annual Sustainability Report announcing that in addition to reducing overall carbon emissions in 2013, it also met its 2016 goal of reducing its air and ground fleet's carbon intensity by 10 percent three years early.
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Port of Seattle Statement on Gateway Pacific Terminal Report

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The Puget Sound Regional Council released a study that identifies how much train traffic could increase if the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal near Bellingham were built.
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Open Letter Urging Congress to Address Long-Term Transportation Needs

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As Congress considers legislation to avoid a shortfall of the Highway Trust Fund, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and 11 of his predecessors offered the following open letter to Congress.
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