COVID19

New Tool Delivers Insights on Highway Revenue Losses

Source: Atlas Public Policy   While the reduction in driving due to shelter-in-place orders has led to cleaner air in some cities, states are grappling with a major decline in road usage revenue and transportation funding as a result of COVID-19. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials predicts that transportation revenue could drop [...]

By |2020-07-10T11:48:51-04:00May 18th, 2020|

EV Charging Construction Touch and Go During the Pandemic

Source: Atlas Public Policy Following a 34 percent increase in deployment between 2018 and 2019, EV charging station construction in 2020 has been stop and go as the pandemic grinds on. Construction delays aside, the charging industry has fared better than other areas of the energy sector and has been so far sheltered from the worst [...]

By |2020-05-04T17:13:34-04:00May 4th, 2020|

American Lung Association Finds EVs Important to Address Air Pollution

Source: New York Times Almost half of Americans were living in communities impacted by unhealthy levels of air pollution between 2016 and 2018 according to the latest “State of the Air” report from the American Lung Association. In addition to increasing air pollution, communities are grappling with the effects of climate change where all [...]

By |2020-04-27T16:52:13-04:00April 27th, 2020|

Trump Administration Weakens Light-Duty Vehicle Standards

Source: NRDC The battle around auto emissions and fuel economy standards rages on in the age of coronavirus with the Trump administration finalizing plans to roll back the Obama-era regulation on March 31st. Under the guise of making vehicles more affordable for consumers, the new rule slows the required annual increase in [...]

By |2020-04-06T16:28:07-04:00April 6th, 2020|

Automakers Shutter Production Facilities as Coronavirus Spreads

Source: New York Times   Automakers around the world face extended production shutdowns as countries fight to stem the outbreak of COVID-19. Accelerating outbreaks in the United States have already extended the freeze on manufacturing by at least two weeks. Automakers in the United States including Ford, GM, and Fiat-Chrysler, which originally planned to reopen [...]

By |2020-03-30T15:01:24-04:00March 30th, 2020|
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