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Professional Friends
Throwback - Ep.55 - Thankful

Professional Friends

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 29:01


This week the friends are stuffing their faces with stuffin' so here's a throwback episode from back in the day where they try out psychedelic mushroom tea and Anna tells the famous story of her trip to New Hampshire story. Buses will be mentioned.

Business Straight Up Podcast - Business Help for Creative Entrepreneurs & Photographers
NYC Adventures Day 2: SHOW YOUR WORK. Yes, even if it's not perfect. {Ep 078}

Business Straight Up Podcast - Business Help for Creative Entrepreneurs & Photographers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 20:04


Shownotes COMING SOON (Brooke is traveling!) at https://www.businessstraightup.com/078 Day 2 of my New York City adventures, inspired by my first trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. WOW - I did almost the entire museum, I only missed one wing, and being around all of the amazing work was a reminder of the importance of sharing our work, our art, our creations. One piece in particular inspired me, it was declined as a billboard because it was too controversial, and ended up on the BUSES in NYC. Spoiler alert: in this episode I have a message specifically for the ladies, but it will apply to our amazing male friends who are along for this business ride too. Listen in, then take a screenshot and share on social and tag me @businessstraightup - tell me your biggest takeaway!

Springfield's Talk 104.1 On-Demand
Nick Reed PODCAST: 11.22.21 - Springfield Electric Buses, Cox CEO, and MORE.

Springfield's Talk 104.1 On-Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 39:59


Hour 2 -  Nick Reed talks about a variety of topics in the news, including: City Utilities announced that it's set to purchase two electric buses. CoxHealth CEO, Steve Edwards, announced that he will be retiring. The International Olympic Committee said they held a 30-minute call with Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai. Peng wrote on social media earlier this month alleging sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of China's former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli. Peng claimed Zhang, 75, forced her to have sex despite repeated refusals following a round of tennis three years ago. The post was quickly deleted and then Peng disappeared from social media for over two weeks.

Chelsea FanCast
Went To Mow Kingsmeadow- Episode 47- Like London Buses

Chelsea FanCast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 50:22


This week Dean and Dayne sit down to discuss Chelsea's 4-0 thrashing of Manchester City at the Academy stadium. We talk the continued excellence of Jessie Fleming, solving problems of midfield imbalance, clinical second half performance and how the title is now back in our hands. Plus we preview Chelsea's upcoming Champions League clash with Servette at Kingsmeadow this Thursday. To join our fantasy football league head to ShePlays | Fantasy Football Competition and enter the league code WTMKCFCTo listen to our special series, My Daughter The Professional, sign up today at- https://www.patreon.com/wenttomowkingsmeadow Subscribe to our FREE newsletter- https://www. wenttomowkingsmeadow.substack. com Subscribe to our YouTube channel- https://www.youtube. com/channel/UCK8K2nPoZlH0xqVP_W1I-DQJoin our Discord community via this link https://discord.gg/jVbHw2dJzKFollow us on Twitter @MowKingsmeadow, Dean @DeanMears, Jane @JaneChappellx and Dayne @dwhitt9You can follow us on Instagram @wenttomowkingsmeadow See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Baseball BBQ
Noah Syndergaard Is Leaving the Mets for Los Angeles. Plus: Tucker Davidson on Winning a World Series and Fast Buses.

Baseball BBQ

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 77:45


We react to the news that Noah Syndergaard has signed a one-year, $21 million deal with the Los Angeles Angels, as well as the news that former Angels general manager Billy Eppler will be taking over as Mets GM (1:00). Then, we're joined by Braves pitcher Tucker Davidson to discuss getting called up during the World Series, pitching in Game 5, the Atlanta celebration, and more (40:00). Hosts: Jake Mintz and Jordan Shusterman Producer: Bobby Wagner Associate Producer: Mike Wargon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

IELTS Writing for Success
⚖️ In future all cars, buses and trucks will be driverless. The only people travelling inside these vehicles will be passengers. Advantages vs Disadvantages

IELTS Writing for Success

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 13:31


In this week's IELTS Writing Task 2 episode we're brainstorming ideas and writing an advantage/disadvantage essay. - Introduction: Some people have speculated that in the near future some modes of transport will be automated. Although there could be certain dangers connected to unemployment and flexibility, I tend to believe that there are more benefits. P1: Foremost amongst these advantages is the likelihood that less time would be spent on driver training. If driving is computerised there will be less need to learn how to drive, so more time could be spent on more productive activities such as work. Related to this idea of efficient time use, less time will also be spent on reading maps and programming GPS for human use. Once cars, busses, and trucks have become driverless, people will be less distracted by having to read maps which could reduce traffic congestion and some road accidents. Similarly, driverless vehicles do not require sleep, so the chances of accidents related to the drivers falling asleep while driving could be minimised. P2: However, there could be certain risks connected to vehicles operated without a driver. In the case of driverless busses and lorries, people who used to drive such vehicles will be made redundant which could contribute to high levels of unemployment. Though this may be a problem in the short term, in the long term it may be possible for jobless drivers to find a new field. For example, former drivers can become new mechanics for driverless cars, so this could address any employment deficit. Less easily addressed might be the benefits that come with having a human driver. For instance, people may be more adept at driving in certain places such as mountain ranges which may require more versatile off-road driving skills. Conclusion: To conclude, there are numerous positive aspects to the implementation of driverless vehicles including greater efficiency and safety. While these advantages may have drawbacks connected to unemployment, there is reasonable scope to address them. - Get the full episode where Maria and Rory go through the writing process here: https://patreon.com/ieltswfs Read the full essay with comments from Rory here: https://successwithielts.com/t2007 Maria's IELTS writing course: https://course.yourielts.net/ielts-writing-course Listen to our IELTS Speaking podcast: https://fanlink.to/ieltssfs Our social media: https://linktr.ee/successwithielts © 2021 Success with IELTS

Charlottesville Community Engagement
November 13, 2021: Village of Rivanna group debriefs after approval of Breezy Hill rezoning; Habitat files second phase for Southwood Rezoning

Charlottesville Community Engagement

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 17:24


In today’s first Patreon-fueled shout-out, are you a patron of the James Madison Regional Library system who suffers from a plague of library fines? If so, for the next week you can pay off your balance with a food donation that will go to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. To participate in the Food for Fines program, bring a non-perishable item to the front desk and get a dollar off. Do note this does not apply to missing or damaged items. Patrons who are in better standing than me are also welcome to donate an item or many items. For more information, visit jmrl.org. Visit here for a list of the most wanted itemsOn today’s show: A look at several upcoming developments in Albemarle County including the second phase for Southwood and a three-story self storage building in Crozet  More than 83 percent of adult Virginians are fully vaccinatedThe Village of Rivanna Community Advisory Committee debriefs after a rezoning vote did not go the way members wantedGreyhound has a new owner, and Virginia launches bus service from far Southwest Virginia to the nation’s capital On Friday, Governor Ralph Northam announced that 83 percent of the adult population in Virginia is now fully vaccinated. Also on Friday, the Virginia Department of Health reported the percent positivity dropped to 5.3 percent, on a day when the seven-day average for new cases is 1,328. But there are hotspots emerging across the country. Vermont is experiencing its worst surge yet, with a record 595 cases on Thursday and 505 cases on Friday according to the website VTDigger.Dr. Costi Sifri, director of hospital epidemiology at the University of Virginia Health System, said colder parts of the country are beginning to see the increase. “Just as we’re entering the cold and flu season, we’re also entering the season where we may see increased transmission of COVID just because we’re going into the winter months,” Dr. Sifri said. Dr. Sifri said COVID still represents a significant risk and he recommended people continue to wear masks in indoor public spaces. Thanksgiving is less than two weeks and Dr. Sifri emphasized caution.“One thing I’d want to emphasize is the importance of boosters for people who are vulnerable,” Dr. Sifri said. In the Blue Ridge Health District, ten percent of children between 5 and 11 have been vaccinated during the first week a reduced Pfizer dose has been available.The Virginia Supreme Court has rejected three Republican nominees to serve as Special Masters in the next phase of the redistricting process. In October, a 16-member redistricting commission failed to reach consensus on maps for legislative districts for both the General Assembly and the U.S. House of Representatives. Senate Democratic Leader Richard Saslaw petitioned the Court to disqualify the three Republican nominees, claiming conflicts of interest due to their previous work on creating maps.The Virginia Supreme Court agreed.“The Court intends to appoint Special Masters who are qualified and do not have a conflict of interest,” reads a November 12 letter from Chief Justice Donald Lemons. “Although the Special Master candidates are to be nominated by legislative leaders of a particular party, the nominees… will serve as Officers of the Court in a quasi-judicial capacity.”Justice Lemons said that nominees must not consult with political parties once they have been appointed. One of the Republican nominees, Thomas M. Bryan, had been hired by the Republican Party of Virginia as a consultant on using 2020 U.S. Census data for redistricting. That information had not been disclosed in the nominating materials. Republicans have until Monday at 5 p.m. to submit three new names, and Democrats are being asked to submit one more name due to a potential issue with one of their three nominees. For more information, visit the Supreme Court’s website. The national bus company Greyhound has been purchased by a German firm called FlixMobility. They operate a service called Flixbus which operates in 36 countries in addition to the United States. Greyhound serves 2,400 stops across the country, and has a ridership of 16 million passengers. “Buses as a sustainable and accessible alternative are now more important than ever,” reads an October 21, 2021 press release.  “Fluctuations in the cost of gas, the recent escalation of car prices, and climate change concerns have increased the interest of many consumers in finding alternatives to individual car usage.” For $46 million cash and $32 million in future payments, Flixmobility will now own the Greyhound name and the bus fleet, but not any real estate or stops. Flixbus has been running buses in U.S. since 2018. Meanwhile, on Monday the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation will launch the Highland Rhythms service between Bristol and Washington D.C. This is the fourth Virginia Breeze intrastate route to be funded by the state agency, which will be operated by Megabus. A ceremony was held this morning at the Birthplace of Country Music in Bristol (read more in the Bristol Herald-Courier)Time now to take a look at recent land use applications in Albemarle County.First, a site development plan has been submitted for a new Chipotle restaurant to be located in Hollymead Town Center. Before the pandemic, there would be site plan review meetings for the public to comment, but those have not been held. However, the Albemarle officials are looking to begin to resume the public process. “These projects are ‘by-right’, which means that if the proposed plans meet the minimum requirements of the County’s zoning, site plan, or subdivision ordinances, they must be approved,” reads the notice for this application. (take a look)A TGI Friday’s Restaurant used to operate on the site and the existing building will be replaced and a drive-through window will be installed in the new building. Another site plan has been filed for a three-story self-storage facility at the intersection of Brownsville Road, Route 240, and Rockfish Gap Turnpike (U.S. 250).  The zoning on the site is Highway Commercial and a gas station used to operate on the site. That building and a couple of others will be removed to make way for the structure. (take a look)Southwood Phase 2In October, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville filed the second phase of their rezoning for the redevelopment of the Southwood Mobile Home Park. The rezoning would amend the first phase to add 93.32 acres from R-2 to the Neighborhood Model District. “Phase 2 is planned within the project's existing mobile home park where development will occur in phases so as to limit the impact to the existing residents,” reads the narrative. “The resident planners who designed and wrote the Code of Development for Phase I has provided input in this next phase that the form, density, and uses established with Phase I should continue into Phase 2.”This phase of redevelopment would include up to 1,000 housing units in a mix of single-family houses, duplexes, townhomes, and apartment buildings. There would also be another 60,000 square feet of non-residential space. (read the Code of Development)Several blocks in phase one are under construction. *You’re listening to Charlottesville Community Engagement, and time now for another subscriber-supported public service announcement. Are you using too many chemicals in your yard and garden? Would you like to learn more about alternatives? The Piedmont Master Gardeners will a free online information session on the topic Monday November 15 at 3 p.m.  Participants will learn how to keep their landscapes safe and healthy using Integrated Pest Management. The Center at Belvedere will host the session, which carries the name “Why and How to Reduce Chemical Use in your Yard and Garden.” Learn more and register at thecentercville.org.  Albemarle County staff have begun work on the update of the Comprehensive Plan with a public kick-off expected sometime in January. A major aspect of the current plan is a growth management policy which designates specific areas for density. This plan was last updated in 2015 and since then Supervisors have adopted several other policies, such as the Housing Albemarle plan.“To accommodate this growth, the County will need to add approximately 11,750 new units to our housing stock over the next 20 years,” reads Objective 1 of the plan, which was adopted by Supervisors in July. “The county must support the development of an additional 2,719 units to fully accommodate projected household growth through 2040.” One of the growth areas is the Village of Rivanna and their Community Advisory Committee met on November 8. Most of its members are not happy with the Board of Supervisors 4-2 vote in October for a rezoning from rural area to R-1 for an 80-unit single-family neighborhood called Breezy Hill. (staff report) (Village of Rivanna Master Plan) (watch the meeting)Dennis Odinov is the group’s chair. “We all know how it turned out and we may be disappointed but what are lessons learned?” Odinov said. “Are there any lessons learned from this?” Members of the group thanked Supervisor Donna Price for her against the rezoning. Price was joined by Supervisor Ann Mallek. Southern Development had initially requested 200 units, but scaled back due to community opposition. The Village of Rivanna Master Plan designated the land as Neighborhood Density Residential, and a map describes that as up to three dwelling units per acre. Members of the CAC maintained the plan only allows one dwelling unit per acre. Neal Means said pressure from the group helped get the number to 80 but he does not have a positive view of Southern Development. “It just goes to show you that the developers really don’t care about the master plan at all and the arguments they made much later about it should be one unit per gross acre and not net, is just an argument,” Means said. “They’re going to try to get as much as they can any time they want, no matter what the master plan says.”Gross density is a simple calculation of the number of units divided by the size of the land. Net density subtracts from the size of the land the square footage that would be used for infrastructure or open space. In the case of Breezy Hill, the gross density was 1 unit per acre, but the net density was 1.4 per acres. To Means, that means the system is broken. “I don’t think the county’s master planning process is functioning well,” Means said. “I think it’s dysfunctional and it needs to be revisited.” Ultimately, elected officials make their decisions based on interpretation of master plans. Odinov said the current version of the plan was not clear enough to state the wishes of the community. “We have no language in the master plan that says one unit per acre, net,” Odinov said “We don’t say it in the verbiage.” The master plan also states that no new developments should be approved until specific transportation projects are built on U.S. 250. However such a directive is not permissible under Virginia law. In Virginia, localities cannot specifically ask for infrastructure to be built in exchange for a rezoning, but developers can volunteer to pay for projects in something called a proffer. “I thought it was a slap in the face,” said Paula Pagonakis. “I took it as a slap in the face when the developer said he could not provide any proffers because he would not get enough profit out of the project. I don’t know how much impact that had on the vote by the Supervisors but I felt a bit insulted.”In Charlottesville, Southern Development has agreed to contribute nearly $3 million upfront for the creation of a sidewalk on Stribling Avenue, a 170 units project on about 12 acres. If Council approves the rezoning, Southern Development will be paid back through the incremental revenue generated.Supervisor Donna Price voted against the rezoning but said the community pressure to reduce Breezy Hill’s scope resulted in a more palatable project. “Did we achieve everything?” Price asked. “No. But we came out I think a whole better strategically than if it had been at 160 or 130.”Price said she supported increased density in Crozet and voted for the 332-unit RST Residences near Forest Lakes. “Highly dense, but it is also right on a six-lane highway up there,” Price said. “I’ve tried to maintain a consistency of if you get to the periphery of development areas it should be less developed and as you move more toward the center of development it should be  more highly developed and more dense.” An update of the Village of Master Plan is not currently scheduled, according to county planner Tori Kanellopoulos. “It would need to be on the Community Development work program and we do have the Comprehensive Plan update that just started,” Kanellopoulos said. “That will take up a significant amount of resources.”I’ll have a report from the Crozet Community Advisory Committee in an upcoming edition of Charlottesville Community Engagement. 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Springfield's Talk 104.1 On-Demand
Nick Reed PODCAST: 11.19.21 - Racist Roads & Green Buses That Don't Work

Springfield's Talk 104.1 On-Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 37:22


Hour 1 -  Nick Reed talks about a variety of topics in the news, including:   Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was asked on Monday how he would “deconstruct the racism that was built into the roadways.” More than two dozen electric Proterra buses first unveiled by the city of Philadelphia in 2016 are already out of operation. The buses were facing both structural and logistical problems.

Gen X Guide To The Universe
I Didn't Inhale

Gen X Guide To The Universe

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 50:42


Celebrate election day with Gen X Guide to the Universe! Heather and Jameson are joined by super guest Eddie Jones to talk about MTV's election campaigns, starting with “Choose or Lose”, a pro-democracy campaign started in 1992 to encourage people to register to vote.  Jameson challenges Eddie and Heather to a “political insult quiz” during Listen to this Shit (https://www.ipl.org/div/potus/ and https://tinyurl.com/9h8e7n9r).   Eddie facilitates a much need discussion on the feminist, political, and sociocultural intersections of Beyoncé. For next week, read up on MTV and the Berlin Wall: https://tinyurl.com/78bt56va.

Devil Times Five horror podcast
58: Hammer (with Sooz Kempner)

Devil Times Five horror podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 85:59


Hammer Horror is the theme of this month's show, so the Devils get stuck in and discuss the Muppets, Cats, On the Buses and gay porn... err hang on, whut?! We're joined by comedian Sooz Kempner for a particularly off-the-rails episode. Check out her Classic Lines from Hammer Horror video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14_MAW-ZwD4

Bleu Nature France Bleu Normandie (Rouen)

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The Mike Broomhead Show Audio
Battle over escort buses

The Mike Broomhead Show Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 30:41


Mike reacts to the battle between a Phoenix city councilman and the sheriff of Maricopa County over NFL team buses. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Energy Insiders - a RenewEconomy Podcast
Grid batteries up for electric buses

Energy Insiders - a RenewEconomy Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 37:22


Gareth Ridge from Zenobe energy on the battery needs for mass electric bus charging. Plus: Rio and Forrest big green manufacturing plans.

Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief
October 20, 2021 | Daily News Brief | Bus Driver Raises in 2022? Annapolis Election Pods. Makers of the USA

Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 10:43


Give us about ten minutes a day and we will give you all the local news, local sports, local weather, and local events you can handle.   SPONSORS: Many thanks to our sponsors... Solar Energy Services because solar should be in your future! The Kristi Neidhardt Team. If you are looking to buy or sell your home, give Kristi a call at 888-860-7369! Scott Gibson for Ward 2 And NOW OPEN in Annapolis, Rehab 2 Perform! Today...Early dismissal today and tomorrow for public schools. Buses are still messed up and will be for a while. Bus drivers likely won't get their raise until next year. Our election podcasts dropped--listen to those who responded and take note of those who did not. The Neighborhood Safety Plan is suspect. Makers in the USA is a great podcast and you need to listen to the Maryland episodes! Events at the Annapolis Town Center, the Classic Theatre of Maryland, and the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park. And as usual, George from DCMDVA Weather is here with your local weather forecast! Please download their APP so you can keep on top of the local weather scene! The Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief is produced every Monday through Friday at 6:00 am and available wherever you get your podcasts and also on our social media platforms--All Annapolis and Eye On Annapolis (FB) and @eyeonannapolis (TW) NOTE: For hearing impaired subscribers, a full transcript is available on Eye On Annapolis Authority: Friends of Scott Gibson; Sandy Crosier, Treasurer

Charlottesville Community Engagement
October 19, 2021: Council balks at $850K cost for Stribling sidewalks; more funding available for clean-fuel buses

Charlottesville Community Engagement

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 13:40


In the first of three Patreon-fueled shout-outs:Fall is here, and with it, more moderate temperatures. While your HVAC takes a break, now is the perfect time to prepare for the cooler months. Your local energy nonprofit, LEAP, wants you and yours to keep comfortable all year round! LEAP offers FREE home weatherization to income- and age-qualifying residents, so, if you’re age 60 or older, or have an annual household income of less than $74,950, you may qualify for a free energy assessment and home energy improvements such as insulation and air sealing. Sign up today to lower your energy bills, increase comfort, and reduce energy waste at home!On today’s show:A quick update on campaign finance in Albemarle and CharlottesvilleCharlottesville City Council gets an update on sidewalks at Stribling AvenueMore funding is available for Virginia school systems to begin to replace their bus fleets with cleaner vehiclesLet’s begin with a quick COVID update and the continuing downward trend. The Virginia Department of Health reports 1,617 new cases today, and the seven-day average for new cases has dropped to 1,983. On October 1, those numbers were 2,552 and 2,780 respectively. Since October 1, there have been 732 deaths reported. The percent positivity has dropped to 6.8 percent, down from 9.1 on September 30. In the Blue Ridge Health District, there are 66 new cases reported today, This afternoon, the district announced changes to COVID tests they offer. Specifically, you can now register for a PCR test on the BRHD website. Antibody tests are not available for this service, which takes place at various places. (link)*The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has announced $10 million in grant funding for school systems to use to purchase replacements for diesel school buses. The money comes from Virginia’s share of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust, a result of that company’s lying about the emissions ratings of their vehicles. In August, the DEQ announced the award of $10 million to 19 school districts, allowing for the replacement of 83 buses including two in Albemarle.This time around, localities can apply for either $300,000 for each electric bus and its charging infrastructure, as well as $15,000 for every propane bus. DEQ will hold webinars on October 26 and November 4. Applications are due February 1. Campaign finance reports for SeptemberThe latest deadline for campaign finance reports from candidates in Virginia were due Friday, and the results are in. None of Albemarle County’s three candidates for three seats the Board of Supervisors raised no funds between September 1 and September 30. All three races are uncontested, including newcomer Jim Andrews for the Samuel Miller District. The two Democrats in the Charlottesville continued to raise funds. According to data pulled together by the Virginia Public Access Project, Brian Pinkston raised an additional $20,589 in September with 26 contributions of over $100 including $2,500 from the Realtors Political Action Committee of Virginia. Pinkston spent $23,437 in September and had $14,399 on hand as the month concluded. Pinkston has raised $109,280, a record amount for a City Council campaign. (details on VPAP)Juandiego Wade raised an additional $14,636 in September, including a $4,500 check from the Realtors Political Action Committee of Virginia. That was among 29 contributions over $100. Wade spent $8,019 in the period and had a balance of $15,201 at the end of the month. Wade has raised a total of $96,400. (details on VPAP)Independent Yas Washington raised $100, spent $100, and ended the month with no money on hand.  (details on VPAP)Campaign finance reports are also required for School Board candidates. There are five candidates seeking three seats in Charlottesville. Let’s start with the three newcomers. Christa Bennett began September with $2,575.79, raised $60 in new funds, spent $611.67, and ended the reporting period with $2,024.12. (report)Emily Dooley began the period with $9,112,60, raised $2,375 in new funds, spent $903.40, and finished the month with $10,584.20. (report)Dom Morse started September with $5,342.32 in the bank, raised $1,783.35, spent $3,519.60, and concluded the reporting period with $3,606.07 in the bank. (report)Now the two incumbents. Leah Puryear had no campaign funds at hand on September 1, but raised $1,375 during the period. Her campaign spent $821.46 and had $553.54 on September 30. (report)Lisa Larson-Torres had $3,345.47 on hand at the beginning of the month, raised $50, spent $1,099.86, and had a balance of $2,295.61. Three of Albemarle’s magisterial districts have School Board races this year, and the at-large seat is not one of them. Unlike the Board of Supervisors, there are seven seats for the School Board. In the Rio District, Kristin Callsen is running unopposed. In the Jack Jouett District, Kate Acuff is running unopposed.In the Samuel Miller District, Graham Paige is running unopposed on the ballot, but there is a write-in candidate. Randy Zackrisson began September with $9,349.81 on hand and raised $5,587.72 and spent $2,462.87 to end the month with $12,474.66 on hand. (report)Paige began September with $1,721.69 and raised $5,984 but spent no funds during the month. That left him with $7,705.69 on hand as October began. The next campaign finance reports are due on October 25 for the reporting period between October 1 and October 21. You’re listening to Charlottesville Community Engagement. Time now for two more Patreon-fueled shout-outs. One person wants you to know "We keep each other safe. Get vaccinated, wear a mask, wash your hands, and keep your distance."And in another one, one brand new Patreon supporter wants you to go out and read a local news story written by a local journalist. Whether it be the Daily Progress, Charlottesville Tomorrow, C-Ville Weekly, NBC29, CBS19, the community depends on a network of people writing about the community. Go learn about this place today!Charlottesville City Council held a work session yesterday on how to cover the costs of sidewalk improvements for Stribling Avenue to support a 170 unit development on about 12 acres of undeveloped land. James Freas is the director of the city’s Neighborhood Development Services department. “So, as many as you know, there’s a [Planned Unit Development] proposed for 240 Stribling Avenue,” Freas said. “The proposed project includes a mix of apartments, townhouses, two-family units.”Freas said Southern Development will proffer 15 percent of the units to be affordable or for-sale to 60 percent of the area median income. That means rent or the mortgage would be capped at 30 percent of those household’s monthly budget. “A critical issue and consideration of whether to rezone this property or not is the status of the sidewalk of Stribling Avenue itself,” Freas said. “Stribling Avenue does not currently have any sidewalks on it. It sees a fair amount of traffic and is a relatively narrow street as it exists today.”Southern Development has also offered to pay up to $2 million to cover the costs of building the sidewalk and worked with the economic development office to come up with an agreement on how to be paid back through using the incremental tax revenue that would be generated by the increased value of the property after development. In September, city engineer Jack Dawson said the cost estimate would be slightly higher. The work session was intended to provide an analysis of the estimate, but not a finalized estimate for many reasons. (Dawson’s analysis)“This has not gone through community engagement and stakeholder meetings which can add significantly to a project as you may be aware,” Dawson said. “And then projects of this type are not insignificant undertakings nor are they cookie cutter in design typology or execution. A sidewalk is not just a sidewalk.”Dawson described how additional right of way would need to be purchased by the city, how the drainage system would need to be built, and how many on-street parking spaces and trees would need to be removed. All of that adds up. “The original cost amount was $1.2 million with a 25 percent contingency of $1.5 million,” Dawson said. “And then after I did the analysis, I adjusted all of those things and it went to $2.4 million almost with a 20 percent contingency bringing it to $2.8 million.”The scope of the project does not include upgrades to Stribling’s intersection with Jefferson Park Avenue Extended. Upgrading the pedestrian crossing there would be a separate project that Dawson said is being undertaken by the city using existing funds. Vice Mayor Sena Magill asked if Stribling could be turned into a one-way road that would connect back to Fontaine Avenue along land in Albemarle County. Dawson said that would be tough and expensive. Outgoing City Manager Chip Boyles did not attend the virtual Council meeting, so it was up to Deputy City Manager Sam Sanders to sum up the button line.“Where we are is that we’re looking at the moment an $850,000 gap based on what the proffer that we have received is and what we have come up with our estimate,” Sanders said. “We have 170 units that are being proposed by the developer with 15 percent, so 25 units being offered up for rental for 10 years and ownership for 30 years at 60 percent of AMI.”Sanders asked Council if that investment would be worth it to achieve that level of affordability.“Because of the stresses that we face with the decisions that we have to make regarding schools and all of the various priorities that we have, that’s a tall order of coming up with that $850,000,” Sanders said. Councilor Michael Payne was not sure the return on investment was worth it. “It seems realistically like that $850,000 just is not really feasible in terms of being ahead of other priorities,” Payne said. Payne said investing in Piedmont Housing and other entities would be a better use of funds. Councilor Lloyd Snook said he favored the use of incremental tax financing for projects, but also said the $850,000 was too much for the city to cover at this time. The rezoning application will return to the Planning Commission at a later date. Special announcement! Today’s the third day of a new promo with Ting! Are you interested in fast internet? Visit this site and enter your address to see if you can get service through Ting. If you decide to proceed to make the switch, you’ll get:Free installationSecond month of Ting service for freeA $75 gift card to the Downtown Mall This is a public episode. Get access to private episodes at communityengagement.substack.com/subscribe

SBS Urdu - ایس بی ایس اردو
Reels on wheels - Buses decorated with Australian and Pakistani tourist destinations on Pakistani roads - آسٹریلین اور پاکستانی سیاحتی مقامات کی مصوری سے سجی بسیں پاکستان کی سڑکوں پر

SBS Urdu - ایس بی ایس اردو

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 9:05


Painting of monuments and tourist destinations of Pakistan and Australia are exhibited on public buses by Pakistani artists with the support of the High Commission of Australia in Pakistani. The bus art project is inspired by the popular Pakistani truck art and it is a brainchild of Pakistani-Australian artists, Imran Ahmad and Fatima Saeed. - آسٹریلیا اور پاکستان کی مشترکہ ثقافت کےفروغ کے لیے پاکستانی سڑکوں پر بسوں کا سفر رواں دواں ہے۔ پبلک ٹرانسپورٹ کی بسوں پر پاکستان اور آسٹریلیا کے یادگاری اور سیاحتی مقامات کی مصوری کی گئی ہے۔

Steve Jones Show
10/14/21 Hour 1 – Iowa Fans Gestures to Penn State Buses

Steve Jones Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 39:16


Hour 1 – Steve says Iowa fans ‘gestures’ to the Penn State buses before last week’s game set the tone for the day, and its our high school football round table

EQUALS
BUSES AND THE INEQUALITY CRISIS – With Bassam Khawaja and Matteo Rizzo

EQUALS

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 31:31


We need to talk about buses. Yes, buses. And inequality. The issue that nobody's talking about.Since the 80s, transport across the world has been privatized – fueling an inequality crisis that undermines our human rights.Liz, Max and Nabil chat to Bassam Khawaja (Co-Director, Human Rights and Privatization Project, NYU Law School Center for Human Rights and Global Justice) and Matteo Rizzo (Senior Lecturer in Development Studies - SOAS University of London) who know lots about buses. We ask: What do buses have to do with inequality in countries from the UK to Tanzania? What did privatization do? What is this new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system springing up in developing countries all about? What are the solutions?Bassam and his co-authors recently made headlines about the privatization of large parts of UK's transport system, writing a report on its failures. It shows that, despite the government promising that a privatized system would lead to “lower fares, new services, and more passengers”, while removing “any potential future liability on the taxpayer”, that has not been the case.Matteo, who lived in Dar es Salaam for 6 years has researched new bus systems. His recent publications cover work and employment; BRT's exclusionary nature and neoliberalism and precarious labour in relation to public transport in developing countries.Please do share the episode on your social media.If you're joining us on EQUALS for the first time, tune in to our earlier interviews – from talking with the award-winning journalist Gary Younge on what we can learn from Martin Luther King Jr to fight inequality, to best-selling author Anand Giridharadas on whether we need billionaires, Zambian music artist PilAto on the power of music, thinker Ece Temelkuran on beating fascism, climate activist Hindou Ibrahim on nature, and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Kristalina Georgieva on what comes after the pandemic. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Interviews
E-buses: ‘Swiss army knife solution' for sustainable transport 

Interviews

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 5:52


The most important action the world can take to tackle the climate crisis is to quickly decarbonize every mode of transportation on earth, according to one determined expert, starting with buses.  Alex Mitchell, Senior Vice President of Unlocking Innovation at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, and author of the newsletter, Sustainable Mobility, says that carbon is an existential threat that the world has an obligation to remove from transport.  For Mr. Mitchell, electric buses are a “Swiss army knife solution” to the problem because, as ridership grows, there is less dependency on private car, and because they are equally applicable in both emerging and developed markets.   Ahead of the upcoming UN Sustainable Transport Conference, which takes place between 14 and 16 October, Mr. Mitchell shared with UN News's Liz Scaffidi, some of the ways the world can shift to safe, accessible and environmentally friendly transportation.

UN News
E-buses: ‘Swiss army knife solution' for sustainable transport 

UN News

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 5:52


The most important action the world can take to tackle the climate crisis is to quickly decarbonize every mode of transportation on earth, according to one determined expert, starting with buses.  Alex Mitchell, Senior Vice President of Unlocking Innovation at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, and author of the newsletter, Sustainable Mobility, says that carbon is an existential threat that the world has an obligation to remove from transport.  For Mr. Mitchell, electric buses are a “Swiss army knife solution” to the problem because, as ridership grows, there is less dependency on private car, and because they are equally applicable in both emerging and developed markets.   Ahead of the upcoming UN Sustainable Transport Conference, which takes place between 14 and 16 October, Mr. Mitchell shared with UN News's Liz Scaffidi, some of the ways the world can shift to safe, accessible and environmentally friendly transportation.

Congressional Dish
CD240: BIF The Infrastructure BILL

Congressional Dish

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 64:20


Jen has been all over the internet lately telling the world that the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework is a dumpster fire of a bill. In this episode, she backs that up by comparing the levels of investment for different kinds of infrastructure and examining the society changing effects the bill would have if it were to become law. Please Support Congressional Dish – Quick Links Contribute monthly or a lump sum via PayPal Support Congressional Dish via Patreon (donations per episode) Send Zelle payments to: Donation@congressionaldish.com Send Venmo payments to: @Jennifer-Briney Send Cash App payments to: $CongressionalDish or Donation@congressionaldish.com Use your bank's online bill pay function to mail contributions to: 5753 Hwy 85 North, Number 4576, Crestview, FL 32536. Please make checks payable to Congressional Dish Thank you for supporting truly independent media! Background Sources Recommended Congressional Dish Episodes CD218: Minerals Are the New Oil CD205: Nuclear Waste Storage Oil CD073: Amtrak Recommended Articles and Documents Benjamin J. Hulac and Joseph Morton. October 7, 2021. “With GOP sidelined, Manchin steps up to defend fossil fuels.” Roll Call. Connor Sheets, Robert J. Lopez, Rosanna Xia, and Adam Elmahrek. October 4, 2021. “Before O.C. oil spill, platform owner faced bankruptcy, history of regulatory problems.” The Los Angeles Times. Donald Shaw. October 4, 2021. “Criticizing Joe Manchin's Coal Conflicts is ‘Outrageous,' Says Heitkamp.” Sludge. Michael Gold. October 1, 2021. “Congestion Pricing Is Coming to New York. Everyone Has an Opinion.” The New York Times. Utilities Middle East Staff. September 13, 2021. “World's largest carbon capture and storage plant launched.” Utilities. Adele Peters. September 8, 2021. “The first commercial carbon removal plant just opened in Iceland.” Fast Company. Hiroko Tabuchi. August 16, 2021. “For Many, Hydrogen Is the Fuel of the Future. New Research Raises Doubts.” The New York Times. Robert W. Haworth and Mark Z. Jacobson. August 12, 2021. “How green is blue hydrogen?.” Energy Science & Engineering. Emily Cochrane. August 10, 2021. “Senate Passes $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill, Handing Biden a Bipartisan Win.” The New York Times. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. June 3, 2021. “2020 Fatality Data Show Increased Traffic Fatalities During Pandemic.” U.S. Department of Transportation. Nation Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). May 19, 2021. “What We Know—and Do Not Know—About Achieving a National-Scale 100% Renewable Electric Grid .” Michael Barnard. May 3, 2021. “Small Modular Nuclear Reactors Are Mostly Bad Policy.” CleanTechnica. Hiroko Tabuchi. April 24, 2021. “Halting the Vast Release of Methane Is Critical for Climate, U.N. Says.” The New York Times. Grist Creative. April 15, 2021. “How direct air capture works (and why it's important)” Grist. American Society of Civil Engineers. 2021. “Bridges.” 2021 Report Card for America's Infrastructure. Open Secrets. “Sen. Joe Manchin - West Virginia - Top Industries Contributing 2015-2020.” Savannah Keaton. December 30, 2020. “Can Fuel Cell Vehicles Explode Like ‘Hydrogen Bombs on Wheels'?” Motor Biscuit. Dale K. DuPont. August 6, 2020. “First all-electric ferry in U.S. reaches milestone.” WorkBoat. Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser. 2020. “CO2 and Greenhouse Gas Emissions.” Our World in Data. Jeff Butler. January 27, 2019. “Norway leads an electric ferry revolution.” plugboats.com Our World in Data. Annual CO2 Emissions, 2019. Hydrogen Council. 2019. Frequently Asked Questions. Mark Z. Jacobson et al. September 6, 2017. “100% Clean and Renewable Wind, Water, and Sunlight All-Sector Energy Roadmaps for 139 Countries of the World.” Joule. Kendra Pierre-Louis. August 25, 2017. “Almost every country in the world can power itself with renewable energy.” Popular Science. Chuck Squatriglia. May 12, 2008. “Hydrogen Cars Won't Make a Difference for 40 Years.” Wired. Renewable Energy World. April 22, 2004. “Schwarzenegger Unveils ‘Hydrogen Highways' Plan.” United States Department of Energy. February 2002. A National Vision of America's Transition to a Hydrogen Economy -- to 2030 and Beyond. The Bill H.R. 3684: Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act August 10, 2021 Senate Vote Breakdown July 1, 2021 House Vote Breakdown Jen's Highlighted Version Bill Outline DIVISION A: SURFACE TRANSPORTATION TITLE I - FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS Subtitle A - Authorizations and Programs Sec. 11101: Authorization of Appropriations Authorizes appropriations for Federal-Aid for highways at between $52 billion and $56 billion per year through fiscal year 2026. Sec. 11117: Toll Roads, Bridges, Tunnels, and Ferries Authorizes the government to pay up to 85% of the costs of replacing or retrofitting a diesel fuel ferry vessel until the end of fiscal year 2025. Sec. 11118: Bridge Investment Program Authorizes between $600 million and $700 million per year through 2026 (from the Highway Trust Fund) for repairs to bridges If a Federal agency wants grant money to repair a Federally owned bridge, it "shall" consider selling off that asset to the State or local government. Sec. 11119: Safe Routes to School Creates a new program to improve the ability of children to walk and ride their bikes to school by funding projects including sidewalk improvements, speed reduction improvements, crosswalk improvements, bike parking, and traffic diversions away from schools. Up to 30% of the money can be used for public awareness campaigns, media relations, education, and staffing. No additional funding is provided. It will be funded with existing funds for "administrative expenses." Sec. 11121: Construction of Ferry Boats and Ferry Terminal Facilities Authorizes between $110 million and $118 million per year through 2026 (from the Highway Trust Fund) to construct ferry boats and ferry terminals. Subtitle D - Climate Change Sec. 11401: Grants for Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Creates a new grant program with $15 million maximum per grant for governments to build public charging infrastructure for vehicles fueled with electricity, hydrogen, propane, and "natural" gas. The construction of the projects can be contracted out to private companies. Sec. 11402: Reduction of Truck Emissions at Port Facilities Establishes a program to study and test projects that would reduce emissions. Sec. 11403: Carbon Reduction Program Allows, but does not require, the Transportation Secretary to use money for projects related to traffic monitoring, public transportation, trails for pedestrians and bicyclists, congestion management technologies, vehicle-to-infrastructure communications technologies, energy efficient street lighting, congestion pricing to shift transportation demand to non-peak hours, electronic toll collection, installing public chargers for electric, hydrogen, propane, and gas powered vehicles. Sec. 11404: Congestion Relief Program Creates a grant program, funded at a minimum of $10 million per grant, for projects aimed at reducing highway congestion. Eligible projects include congestion management systems, fees for entering cities, deployment of toll lanes, parking fees, and congestion pricing, operating commuter buses and vans, and carpool encouragement programs. Buses, transit, and paratransit vehicles "shall" be allowed to use toll lanes "at a discount rate or without charge." Sec. 11405: Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-saving Transportation (PROTECT) Program Establishes the "PROTECT program", which provides grants for projects to protect some current infrastructure from extreme weather events and climate related changes. Types of grants include grants for "at-risk coastal infrastructure" which specifies that only "non-rail infrastructure is eligible" (such as highways, roads, pedestrian walkways, bike lanes, etc.) Sec. 11406: Healthy Streets Program Establishes a grant program to install reflective pavement and to expand tree cover in order to mitigate urban heat islands, improve air quality, and reduce stormwater run-off and flood risks. Caps each grant at $15 million TITLE III: RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY, AND EDUCATION Sec. 13001: Strategic Innovation for Revenue Collection Provides grants for pilot projects to test our acceptance of user-based fee collections and their effects on different income groups and people from urban and rural areas. They will test the use of private companies to collect the data and fees. Sec. 13002: National Motor Vehicle Per-mile User Fee Pilot Creates a pilot program to test a national motor vehicle per-mile user fee. DIVISION B - SURFACE TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENT ACT OF 2021 TITLE I - MULTIMODAL AND FREIGHT TRANSPORTATION Sec. 21201: National Infrastructure Project Assistance Authorizes $2 billion total per year until 2026 on projects that cost at least $100 million that include highway, bridge, freight rail, passenger rail, and public transportation projects. Authorizes $1.5 billion total per year until 2026 (which will expire after 3 years) for grants in amount between $1 million and $25 million for projects that include highway, bridge, public transportation, passenger and freight rail, port infrastructure, surface transportation at airports, and more. TITLE II - RAIL Subtitle A - Authorization of Appropriations Sec. 22101: Grants to Amtrak Authorizes appropriations for Amtrak in the Northeast Corridor at between $1.1 billion and $1.57 billion per year through 2026. Authorizes appropriations for Amtrak in the National Network at between $2.2 billion and $3 billion per year through 2026. Subtitle B - Amtrak Reforms Sec. 22201: Amtrak Findings, Mission, and Goals Changes the goal of cooperation between Amtrak, governments, & other rail carriers from "to achieve a performance level sufficient to justify expending public money" to "in order to meet the intercity passenger rail needs of the United States" and expands the service areas beyond "urban" locations. Changes the goals of Amtrak to include "improving its contracts with rail carriers over whose tracks Amtrak operates." Sec. 22208: Passenger Experience Enhancement Food and beverage service: Amtrak will establish a working group... Sec. 22212: Enhancing Cross Border Service Amtrak must submit a report... Sec. 22213: Creating Quality Jobs Amtrak will not be allowed to privatize the jobs previously performed by laid off union workers. Sec. 22214: Amtrak Daily Long Distance Study Amtrak would study bringing back long distance rail routes that were discontinued. Subtitle C - Intercity Passenger Rail Policy Sec. 22304: Restoration and Enhancement Grants Extends the amount of time the government will pay the operating costs of Amtrak or "any rail carrier" that provides passenger rail service from 3 years to 6 years, and pays higher percentages of the the costs. Sec. 22305: Railroad Crossing Elimination Program Creates a program to eliminate highway-rail crossings where vehicles are frequently stopped by trains. Authorizes the construction on tunnels and bridges. Sec. 22306: Interstate Rail Compacts Authorizes up to 10 grants per year valued at a maximum of $ million each to plan and promote new Amtrak routes Sec. 22308: Corridor Identification and Development Program The Secretary of Transportation will create a program for public entities to plan for expanded intercity passenger rail corridors, operated by Amtrak or private companies. When developing plans for corridors, the Secretary has to "consult" with "host railroads for the proposed corridor" Subtitle D - Rail Safety Sec. 22404: Blocked Crossing Portal The Administration of the Federal Railroad Administration would establish a "3 year blocked crossing portal" which would collect information about blocked crossing by trains from the public and first responders and provide every person submitting the complaint the contact information of the "relevant railroad" and would "encourage" them to complain to them too. Information collected would NOT be allowed to be used for any regulatory or enforcement purposes. Sec. 22406: Emergency Lighting The Secretary of Transportation will have to issue a rule requiring that all carriers that transport human passengers have an emergency lighting system that turns on when there is a power failure. Sec. 22409: Positive Train Control Study The Comptroller General will conduct a study to determine the annual operation and maintenance costs for positive train control. Sec. 22423: High-Speed Train Noise Emissions Allows, but does not require, the Secretary of Transportation to create regulations governing the noise levels of trains that exceed 160 mph. Sec. 22425: Requirements for Railroad Freight Cars Placed into Service in the United States Effective 3 years after the regulations are complete (maximum 5 years after this becomes law), freight cars will be prohibited from operating within the United States if more than 15% of it is manufactured in "a country of concern" or state-owned facilities. The Secretary of Transportation can assess fines between $100,000 and $250,000 per freight car. A company that has been found in violation 3 times can be kicked out of the United State's transportation system until they are in compliance and have paid all their fines in full. Sec. 22427: Controlled Substances Testing for Mechanical Employees 180 days after this becomes law, all railroad mechanics will be subject to drug testing, which can be conducted at random. DIVISION C - TRANSIT Sec. 30017: Authorizations Authorizes between $13.3 billion and $14.7 billion per year to be appropriated for transit grants. DIVISION D - ENERGY TITLE I - GRID INFRASTRUCTURE AND RESILIENCY Sec. 40101: Preventing Outages and Enhancing The Resilience of the Electric Grid Creates a $5 billion grant distribution program to electric grid operators, electricity storage operations, electricity generators, transmission owners and operators, distribution suppliers, fuels suppliers, and other entities chosen by the Secretary of Energy. The grants need to be used to reduce the risk that power lines will cause wildfires. States have to match 15%. The company receiving the grant has to match it by 100% (small utilities only have to match 1/3 of the grant.) Grant money be used for micro-grids and battery-storage in addition to obvious power line protection measures. Grant money can not be used to construct a new electricity generating facility, a large-scale battery facility that is not used to prevent "disruptive events", or cybersecurity. The companies are allowed to charge customers for parts of their projects that are not paid for with grant money (so they have to match the grant with their customer's money). Sec. 40112: Demonstration of Electric Vehicle Battery Second-Life Applications for Grid Services Creates a demonstration project to show utility companies that electric car batteries can be used to stabilize the grid and reduce peak loads of homes and businesses. The demonstration project must include a facility that "could particularly benefit" such as a multi-family housing building, a senior care facility, or community health center. TITLE II - SUPPLY CHAINS FOR CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES Sec. 40201: Earth Mapping Resources Initiative The US Geological Survey will get $320 million and ten years to map "all of the recoverable critical minerals." Sec. 40204: USGS Energy and Minerals Research Facility Authorizes $167 million to construct a new facility for energy and minerals research. The facility can be on land leased to the government for 99 years by "an academic partner." Requires the USGS to retain ownership of the facility. Sec. 40205: Rare Earth Elements Demonstration Facility Authorizes $140 million to build a rare earth element extractions and separation facility and refinery. Does NOT require the government to retain ownership of the facility. TITLE III - FUELS AND TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS Subtitle A - Carbon Capture, Utilization, Storage, and Transportation Infrastructure Sec. 40304: Carbon Dioxide Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Authorizes $600 million for 2022 and 2023 and $300 million for each year between 2024 and 2026 for grants and loan guarantees for projects for transporting captured carbon dioxide. Each project has to cost more than $100 million and the government can pay up to 80% of the costs. If the project is financed with a loan, the company will have 35 years to pay it back, with fees and interest. Loans can be issued via private banks with guarantees provided by the government. Sec. 40305: Carbon Storage Validation and Testing Creates a new program for funding new or expanded large-scale carbon sequestration projects. Authorizes $2.5 billion through 2026. Sec. 40308: Carbon Removal Creates a new program for grants or contracts for projects to that will form "4 regional direct air capture hubs" that will each be able to capture 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. Authorizes $3.5 billion per year through 2026. Subtitle B - Hydrogen Research and Development Sec. 40313: Clean Hydrogen Research and Development Program Changes a goal of an existing research and development plan for hydrogen fuels (created by the Energy Policy Act of 2005) from enhancing sources of renewable fuels and biofuels for hydrogen production to enhancing those sources and fossil fuels with carbon capture and nuclear energy. Expands the activities of this program to include using hydrogen for power generation, industrial processes including steelmaking, cement, chemical feestocks, and heat production. They intend to transition natural gas pipelines to hydrogen pipelines. They intend for hydrogen to be used for all kinds of vehicles, rail transport, aviation, and maritime transportation. Sec. 40314: Additional Clean Hydrogen Programs Creates a new program to create "4 regional clean hydrogen hubs" for production, processing, delivery, storage, and end-use of "clean hydrogen." At least one regional hub is required to demonstrate the production of "clean hydrogen from fossil fuels." At least one regional hub is required to demonstrate the production of "clean hydrogen from renewable energy." At least one regional hub is required to demonstrate the production of "clean hydrogen from nuclear energy." The four hubs will each demonstrate a different use: Electric power generation, industrial sector uses, residential and commercial heating, and transportation. Requires the development of a strategy "to facilitate widespread production, processing, storage, and use of clean hydrogen", which will include a focus on production using coal. The hydrogen hubs should "leverage natural gas to the maximum extent practicable." Creates a new program to commercialize the production of hydrogen by splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen. The overall goal is to identify barriers, pathways, and policy needs to "transition to a clean hydrogen economy." Authorizes $9.5 billion through 2026. Sec. 40315: Clean Hydrogen Production Qualifications Develops a standard for the term "clean hydrogen" which has a carbon intensity equal to or less than 2 kilograms of carbon dioxide-equivalent produced at the site of production per kilogram of hydrogen produced." Subtitle C - Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Sec. 40323: Civil Nuclear Credit Program Creates a program, authorized to be funded with $6 billion per year through 2026, that will provide credit from the government to nuclear reactors that are projected to shut down because they are economically failing. Subtitle D - Hydropower Sec. 40331: Hydroelectric Production Incentives Authorizes a one-time appropriation of $125 million for fiscal year 2022. Sec. 40332: Hydroelectric Efficiency Improvement Incentives Authorizes a one-time appropriation of $75 million for fiscal year 2022. Sec. 40333: Maintaining and Enhancing Hydroelectricity Incentives Authorizes a one-time appropriations of $553 million for repairs and improvements to dams constructed before 1920. The government will pay a maximum of 30% of the project costs, capped at $5 million each. Sec. 40334: Pumped Storage Hydropower Wind and Solar Integration and System Reliability Initiative Authorizes $2 million per year through 2026 to pay 50% or less of the costs of a demonstration project to test the ability of a pumped storage hydropower project to facilitate the long duration storage of at least 1,000 megawatts of intermittent renewable electricity. Subtitle E - Miscellaneous Sec. 40342: Clean Energy Demonstration Program on Current and Former Mine Land Creates a new program, authorized to be funded with $500 million through 2026, to demonstrate the technical and economic viability of putting clean energy projects on former mine land. There will be a maximum of 5 projects and 2 of them have to be solar. Defines a "clean energy project" to include "fossil-fueled electricity generation with carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration." TITLE X - AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR ENERGY ACT OF 2020 Sec. 41001: Energy Storage Demonstration Projects Authorizes $505 million through2025 for energy storage demonstration projects. Sec. 41002: Advanced Reactor Demonstration Program Authorizes between $281 million and $824 million per year through 2027 for advanced nuclear reactor demonstration projects. Sec. 41004: Carbon Capture Demonstration and Pilot Programs Authorizes between $700 million and $1.3 billion through2025 for advanced nuclear reactor demonstration projects. Sec. 41007: Renewable Energy Projects Authorizes $84 million through 2025 for geothermal energy projects. Authorizes $100 million through 2025 for wind energy projects. There is a clarification that this is definitely NOT in addition to amounts wind gets from another fund. Authorizes $80 million through 2025 for solar energy projects. DIVISION E - DRINKING WATER AND WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE DIVISION F - BROADBAND DIVISION G - OTHER AUTHORIZATIONS DIVISION H - REVENUE PROVISIONS DIVISION I - OTHER MATTERS DIVISION J - APPROPRIATIONS DIVISION K - MINORITY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Cover Art Design by Only Child Imaginations Music Presented in This Episode Intro & Exit: Tired of Being Lied To by David Ippolito (found on Music Alley by mevio)

Earth Wise
Electrifying The Federal Fleet | Earth Wise

Earth Wise

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 2:00


The federal government owns and operates about 645,000 vehicles.  Among them are about 200,000 passenger vehicles, 78,000 heavy-duty trucks, 47,000 vans, 847 ambulances, and three limousines.   About 225,000 vehicles are operated by the Postal Service.   Each year, these vehicles are driven about 4.5 billion miles and use about 400 million gallons of gasoline, producing 3.5 […]

The Dan Mason Show
10/6 HR1 Buses Aren't Rolling, Officials Aren't Talking

The Dan Mason Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 32:41


The 2nd RTC bus drivers strike continues to impact Reno locals, but not a word for elected officials. Does nobody care that our residents who rely on bus service are having a difficult time getting anywhere? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Bright Side
That's What Long Arms on Buses Are Actually For

Bright Side

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 11:38


Every day we see dozens of objects that might be hiding some hidden purpose from us. We see a school bus and have no idea what those long arms are there for. Or we take earphones and don't know the purpose of the holes on them. Every tiny detail on the common items we see and use has a meaning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

KUOW Newsroom
Seattle light rail commuters rejoice: 'I don't have to take 3 to 4 buses'

KUOW Newsroom

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 0:55


Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief
October 01, 2021 | Daily News Brief |Liquor Store Shooting. New Quarantine Guidelines. Fado Closing. Events!

Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 12:25


Give us about ten minutes a day and we will give you all the local news, local sports, local weather, and local events you can handle.   SPONSORS: Many thanks to our sponsors... Solar Energy Services because solar should be in your future! The Kristi Neidhardt Team. If you are looking to buy or sell your home, give Kristi a call at 888-860-7369! MacMedics up in Severna Park and Lanham! And NOW OPEN in Annapolis, Rehab 2 Perform! Today...A liquor store employee was shot in an extremity during a robbery and police are still looking for a suspect. The Health Department issued new guidance on quarantining for students, but the schools have not weighed in yet. Buses are still messed up.  Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant is closing at the end of the month. The Rotary has some money for non-profits. The ASO is opening tonight. AJ Smith is performing tomorrow. Navy takes on UCF, and the Lifeline 100 is on Sunday! And George gets a little meta! And as usual, George from DCMDVA Weather is here with your local weather forecast! Please download their APP so you can keep on top of the local weather scene! The Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief is produced every Monday through Friday at 6:00 am and available wherever you get your podcasts and also on our social media platforms--All Annapolis and Eye On Annapolis (FB) and @eyeonannapolis (TW) NOTE: For hearing impaired subscribers, a full transcript is available on Eye On Annapolis

SBS Hindi - SBS हिंदी
‘More women should drive buses', says Melbourne mother defying gender stereotypes

SBS Hindi - SBS हिंदी

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 9:53


When Poonam Singh started working as a bus driver in Melbourne over a decade ago, there were very few female drivers in the transport industry. The 54-year-old says female representation has since increased, as more women are now opting for a career behind the wheel.

RTÉ - Sunday Miscellany
26th September - Farewell to Angela Merkel, kindness on the buses, and a poem for Evie Hone

RTÉ - Sunday Miscellany

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 31:15


Farewell to Angela Merkel, kindness and camaraderie on the buses, and a poem for Evie Hone, with Michele Kelly, John F Deane, Frank Kavanagh, Grace Wilentz, Catherine Foley, Olive Travers and John MacKenna

Superfeed! from The Incomparable
The Incomparable 582: We Have All Ridden Buses

Superfeed! from The Incomparable

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 69:54


Get out your bus ticket and get ready to go live on the Internet, because it’s time to talk “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” Marvel returns exclusively to theaters, and so do we, as we discuss Tony Leung, the dangers of deferred maintenance on articulated buses, hanging a lantern on a dragon, and the emotional weight of a single arrow. Host Jason Snell with Moisés Chiullan, Kelly Guimont and David J. Loehr.

The Incomparable
582: We Have All Ridden Buses

The Incomparable

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 69:54


Get out your bus ticket and get ready to go live on the Internet, because it’s time to talk “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” Marvel returns exclusively to theaters, and so do we, as we discuss Tony Leung, the dangers of deferred maintenance on articulated buses, hanging a lantern on a dragon, and the emotional weight of a single arrow. Jason Snell with Moisés Chiullan, Kelly Guimont and David J. Loehr.

Three Castles Burning
Bang Bang Shoots The Buses

Three Castles Burning

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 24:58


In 2017, Dubliners came together to mark the final resting place of Thomas Dudley, better known to Dublin as 'Bang Bang'. This podcast, with Daniel Lambert from Phibsboro's Bang Bang Cafe, explores the great love of the city for this never-forgotten character.

Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief
September 24, 2021 | Daily News Brief | Annapolis Police Arrest PG Cop A Month Late. Remote Learning Coming to AACPS Quarantiners. Weekend Events!

Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 11:00


Give us about ten minutes a day and we will give you all the local news, local sports, local weather, and local events you can handle.   SPONSORS: Many thanks to our sponsors... Solar Energy Services because solar should be in your future! The Kristi Neidhardt Team. If you are looking to buy or sell your home, give Kristi a call at 888-860-7369! Annapolis Green and the EV Showcase this weekend! And NOW OPEN in Annapolis, Rehab 2 Perform! Today...The Annapolis Police arrested a PG County officer for a road rage incident in August where he brandished a gun at a motorist. No comment from APD on why it took so long or why PG County released it. A Glen Burnie man will spend 15 years in prison after sexually abusing a minor, male, family member over a period of years. AACPS is devising a system to remotely educate students on quarantine as that number increases. Buses are still delayed. And there are a bunch of things happening this weekend including the Maryland Seafood Festival, the Homeowner's Expo (we covered the cost of admission--so go it's free), and the Annapolis Green Electric Vehicle Showcase! And as usual, George from DCMDVA Weather is here with your local weather forecast! Please download their APP so you can keep on top of the local weather scene! The Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief is produced every Monday through Friday at 6:00 am and available wherever you get your podcasts and also on our social media platforms--All Annapolis and Eye On Annapolis (FB) and @eyeonannapolis (TW) NOTE: For hearing impaired subscribers, a full transcript is available on Eye On Annapolis

Somers Schools Tusker Talk
Superintendent's Update Sept 23, 2021 Fun New Athlete Feature, Buses, COVID Testing

Somers Schools Tusker Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 5:46


In today's Superintendent Update, Dr. Raymond Blanch shares an update on the busing situation and driver shortage, the random COVID testing program in our schools, and a fun new video series featuring our high school student-athletes.

Transit Unplugged
Going truly zero-emissions in Champaign-Urbana, Karl Gnadt on deploying hydrogen fuel cell buses

Transit Unplugged

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 29:34


More and more agencies are going green and reducing their carbon emissions. There are lots of ways to get there, but one that isn't talked about often is hydrogen fuel cell electric buses. Karl Gnadt of Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District is serious about going zero emissions. And truly zero emissions. In October his agency will open its solar-powered hydrogen generating and fueling complex and deploy its first hydrogen fuel cell electric buses. Making this deployment truly zero emissions. No fossil fuels will be burned to power these buses. A truly fantastic achievement. Paul, of course, has his usual transit industry news update and at the end of the show, he reveals some exciting changes coming to the show. If you have feedback, comments, or like to be on the show, just drop us a line at info@transitunplugged.com.

Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief
September 21, 2021 | Daily News Brief | Accidents All Over. Homecoming, Buses, and COVID. Biz News. Contest!

Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 11:09


Give us about ten minutes a day and we will give you all the local news, local sports, local weather, and local events you can handle.   SPONSORS: Many thanks to our sponsors... Solar Energy Services because solar should be in your future! The Kristi Neidhardt Team. If you are looking to buy or sell your home, give Kristi a call at 888-860-7369! Annapolis Green and the EV Showcase this weekend! And NOW OPEN in Annapolis, Rehab 2 Perform! Today...Bad accidents in Pasadena and Annapolis. Homecoming dances postponed, COVID numbers climbing, a new vax policy for AACPS and bus woes continue. Steve Palmer from TransWorld Business debuted a new column for Eye On Annapolis. And we're giving away sails on the Wilma Lee courtesy of the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park! And of course, George from DCMDVA Weather is here with your local weather forecast! Please download their APP so you can keep on top of the local weather scene! The Eye On Annapolis Daily News Brief is produced every Monday through Friday at 6:00 am and available wherever you get your podcasts and also on our social media platforms--All Annapolis and Eye On Annapolis (FB) and @eyeonannapolis (TW) NOTE: For hearing impaired subscribers, a full transcript is available on Eye On Annapolis

RNZ: Checkpoint
Shot bro? Covid-19 vaccination buses jab 400 in first week

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 4:15


Nearly a week since their launch, Auckland's shiny new vaccination buses have given the shot to just over 400 people. But several of the promised buses are yet to hit the road. Checkpoint went in search of the Auckland buses, called "Shot Bro". The going appeared slow in some spots, but those behind the wheel say the buses are helping. Our reporter Nick Truebridge and cameraman Nick Monro have the story.

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Vaccination buses finish first day on the streets

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 4:18


The first fleet of Covid-19 vaccination buses hit the streets of South Auckland yesterday. Nicknamed 'Shot Bro', the buses are the latest strategy by public health officials to reach the city's goal of inoculating 80% of eligible Aucklanders with at least one Pfizer dose by Monday. The buses are a collaboration with Maori and Pacific providers and the Northland and Auckland DHBs. They aim to provide information and vaccination services to communities with low vaccination rates or for whom getting to a clinic is challenging. Northern Region Health Coordination Centre Vaccination Programme director Matt Hannant spoke to Corin Dann.

RNZ: Checkpoint
Covid-19 vaccination buses hit streets to find hard-to-reach Aucklanders

RNZ: Checkpoint

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 4:47


The Covid-19 vaccine rollout has hit the road in Auckland with buses brought in to bolster the jab drive in the Covid-19 outbreak epicentre. Three buses were unveiled today and dispatched to Pukekohe, Papakura and Henderson, to deliver the Pfizer shot. Checkpoint reporter Nick Truebridge and cameraman Nick Monro have the story.  

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Associate Health Minister on vaccination buses starting up

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 5:28


The first in a series of vaccination buses aimed at boosting the number of Covid-19 jabs in South Auckland, will get on the road today. The buses, organised by the region's District Health Boards, will act as mobile pop-up vehicles with jabs given off the buses to allow appropriate social distancing. Associate Health Minister Aupito William Sio spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Health Minister on vaccination buses rollout

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 4:21


Thursday will see the launch of the first vaccination buses, which will target areas of Auckland where vaccination numbers are low. This comes as Auckland pulls out all the stops - 220,000 Aucklanders could get a shot this week. Health Minister Andrew Little spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Plans underway to send out vaccination buses in Auckland

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 3:18


Aucklanders will soon have Covid-19 vaccination buses driving around suburban streets in a bid to reach everyone who needs a Pfizer shot. The plans are still being finalised but in the meantime the Prime Minister is urging as many people as possible in the city to get their injections this week. Dr Anthony Jordan, heads Auckland's vaccination programme and is up for the challenge. He told Health Correspondent Rowan Quinn he'd like to achieve a record 220,000 jabs.

KUOW Newsroom
Hidden wireless technology keeps buses moving in this rural Washington town

KUOW Newsroom

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 4:51


Washington state has more electric buses than any state except California.

Kindness Think Tank
EP28: Buses, Pay Phones and Getting Human with Ethan Beute

Kindness Think Tank

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2021 57:33


This week, I'm heading out West to Colorado  to talk with the creative, cool, jam packed with realness, Ethan Beute: Chief Evangelist at BombBomb, TedX speaker, co-author of Re-Humanize Your Business and host of The Customer Experience podcast. Ethan talks with me about a personal curiosity that led him to interview legendary C- level brand evangelists from companies like Apple and Amazon and ultimately define his own role at BombBomb.  We talk about why evangelism is critical to innovation, how he and his company are bridging technology with humanity to create deep relationships and kindness' role in re-humanizing business. Visit the BombBomb websiteVisit Ethan's website Order Ethan's bookCheck out his TEDx talk The Flight Back to the FaceWant to learn more about kindness? Visit my websiteIntro and outro music provided by Sounds Like An Earful

The Tom and Curley Show
Hour 1: Seattle students head back to class, but some buses could run hours late

The Tom and Curley Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 31:29


3PM - Seattle students head back to class, but some buses could run hours late // Biden Keeps Pushing Dubious Arguments for CDC Supremacy // Could bringing babies into the office help solve a COVID childcare crisis? // CVS Wants to Be Your Therapist See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News
Salt Lake County Mayor Prefers Expanded Buses In Little Cottonwood Canyon

Jeff Caplan's Afternoon News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 11:38


See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

The Bridge with Peter Mansbridge
Should Anything Be Off The Record On The Campaign Planes And Buses?

The Bridge with Peter Mansbridge

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 38:27


Journalists Althia Raj and Rob Russo tackle some key questions about journalism: should Justin Trudeau be called "prime minister" during a campaign?; who pays for reporters' travel on campaign planes?; should reporters share the blame for bad answers from politicians?; and how about the touchy subject of what's on and what's off the record?  It's an action-packed episode you won't want to miss.

WMMR's Preston & Steve Daily Podcast
Daily Podcast (08.18.21)

WMMR's Preston & Steve Daily Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 174:16


We talk Buses, Baseball, Bots, Bugs, and Jon Dorenbos Blows Our Minds On this episode: News (00:00:00) Entertainment Report (00:11:58) School Bus Drivers (00:44:48) Fox Good Day & Bizarre Files (01:08:35)  Ben Ludwig of Oaks Little League Team, Robots, and Bugs (01:24:38) Jon Dorenbos Checks In & E.T. Question (01:56:08) Bizarre Files (02:27:02) Hollywood Trash & Music News (02:36:01) Wrap Up (02:46:39) 

The Complete Guide to Everything

Look, we all know the wheels on the bus go round and round. And of course, that the wipers on the bus go "swish, swish, swish." And it's common knowledge that the horn on the bus goes "beep, beep, beep." And obviously, the babies on the bus go "wahhh, wahhh, wahhh." Don't worry, we're not even gonna waste your time discussing that amateur bus knowledge. This ain't Bus 101, folks. Also, Tom describes a Netflix series he recently watched at length.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
1171: Is Genesis About To Deliver EV Luxury On A Budget? | 8 August 2021

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2021 22:31


Show #1170.   If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed.   Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 8th August. It's  Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.   Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too.   GENESIS' FIRST LUXURY EV 'G80' TOPS SALES RANKINGS   - Genesis' first electric vehicle (EV) G80 has sold more than 2,000 units, emerging as the best-selling model in the domestic luxury EV market, which has been dominated by imported brands.   - The electrified G80 model was released on July 7 and exceeded 2,000 units in orders in three weeks.   - It can run up to 427 kilometers per charge with a high-voltage battery of 87.2kWh. It can charge up to 80 percent of its battery capacity within 22 minutes when charged with a 350kW super-fast charger. A combined maximum output of 272 kW (approx. 370PS) and a combined maximum torque of 700 Nm (71.4 kgf•m) enables the G80 EV model to reach 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds from a standstill.   Original Source : http://www.businesskorea.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=73630     - The Electrified G80 also makes it possible to use 220V electric appliances outside the vehicle conveniently with the V2L (Vehicle-to-Load) feature.   Original Source : https://www.genesis.com/worldwide/en/models/luxury-sedan-genesis/electrified-g80/charging.html     FIRST TESLA MODEL Y UNITS ARRIVE IN EUROPE   - The first Tesla Model Ys have arrived in Europe. A German manager of the electric car manufacturer made this public on his LinkedIn channel. The official start of deliveries is still scheduled for September, but it looks like the first deliveries could take place in August.   - The Tesla Model Y can be ordered in Germany since the beginning of July. The market launch of the Model Y in Europe is earlier than last stated on Tesla's website, but later than originally planned.   - The first ship has now apparently docked. Daniel Riek, Tesla's Senior Key Account Manager in Munich, announced on his LinkedIn profile that the Model Y has arrived in Europe   - Tesla has invited journalists to its showroom in Berlin on 19 August.   Original Source : https://www.electrive.com/2021/08/09/first-tesla-model-y-units-arrive-in-europe/   TESLA QUIETLY DELAYS CYBERTRUCK TO 2022   - Tesla has quietly pushed the release of the electric pickup to next year on its configuration page, telling you that you'll get to customize your truck when "production nears in 2022." This applies regardless of model — Tesla had already warned that single-motor trucks would arrive later, but that now applies to the dual- and tri-motor machines.   - That could pose a competitive challenge for Tesla. GMC's Hummer EV is now poised to beat the Cybertruck to market barring delays. Even with setbacks, Rivian is still due to release its R1T truck in September. And while Ford's F-150 Lightning isn't due until spring 2022, the Cybertruck may have lost its first-mover advantage.   Original Source : https://www.engadget.com/tesla-cybertruck-delay-2022-150309858.html   COMPANY ANNOUNCES 1 MW WIRELESS CHARGING FOR TESLA SEMI   - In order to make commercial sense, the Tesla Semi (whose launch has been postponed again) needs to charge its massive battery packs very quickly. One way to simplify and speed up the charging process could be to to it completely wirelessly and this company says it could deliver systems that could charge the Semi at 500 kW or even 1 MW without any physical connection.   - WAVE stands for Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification and in a recent press release, it announced that it was developing wireless charging for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.   - he plan is to have a big primary coil embedded into the road which could send power to a plate that can be up to 10 inches or 25 centimeters away. WAVE explains that   - The current state-of-the-art drayage truck charging features primarily conductive chargers. The recently announced Tesla Semi concept design has the largest advertised range of 500 miles with a target 80% charge in 30 minutes. The battery pack is estimated to be at least 800 kWh (likely much higher to cover full load and all conditions) and must have a target charge rate of at approximately 1.5 MW. The system under development via the US DOE contract of charging an electric drayage truck at extreme fast-charging power levels will be the fastest charger by a significant margin.   Original Source : https://insideevs.com/news/525428/wave-wireless-charger-tesla-semi   LEGISLATORS PROPOSE $2,500 FEDERAL TAX CREDIT FOR USED EVS   - The federal EV tax credit has thus far only been available for new vehicles, but legislation introduced last week in both houses of Congress could change that. As the chances of big spending on EV incentives and green energy in the bipartisan infrastructure package are looking increasingly grim, there's a bright spot in EV incentives: a separate bill that would establish a national EV tax credit for used EV purchases.   - the "Affordable EVs for Working Families Act," the bill would create a tax rebate of up to $2,500 for used electric cars. The credit would only apply to used cars that are at least two years old and cost less than $25,000, and be structured for EVs and PHEVs much like the existing EV tax credit.   - People would only be allowed one credit per three year period   Original Source : https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1133110_legislators-propose-2-500-federal-tax-credit-for-used-evs   KANSAS CITY STREETLIGHT-MOUNTED EV CHARGER PILOT AIMS FOR EQUITY, ACCESSIBILITY   - A new pilot project to install electric vehicle chargers on light poles in Kansas City, Missouri, could reduce one of the most commonly cited barriers to greater electric vehicle adoption: The lack of accessible charging infrastructure.   - according to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2019 American Housing Survey, more than one-third of U.S. homeowners — and nearly two-thirds of renters — do not have a garage or carport, which creates a significant barrier to at-home EV charging.   - he lack of access to garages and public EV charging is especially apparent in low-income communities and communities of color.   - Partners analyzed which streetlights can technically support curbside charging based on factors like voltage, control mechanisms and proximity to the curb. Plus, some streetlights in Kansas City only carry power at night and would therefore need upgrades to enable daytime charging.   Original Source : https://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/kansas-city-streetlight-mounted-ev-charger-pilot-aims-for-equity-accessibi/603805   EVS ARE CHANGING THE FUTURE OF ROADSIDE BREAKDOWN   - Since 2019, the RAC has been fitting its vans with EV Boost, a system that uses the diesel engine and a generator to create electricity. This is then fed to a stricken EV using either a Type 1 or Type 2 connection that is compatible with a claimed 99 per cent of electric cars.   - these chargers launched with a modest 3.5kW power delivery, topping up EV batteries by approximately 14 miles per hour.   - work is also underway on a 7.5kW mobile charger.   - The AA introduced a ‘freewheeling hub' in early 2021. This attaches to the broken-down vehicle and allows it to be towed without its wheels touching the road and rotating.   Original Source : https://www.wired.co.uk/article/electric-vehicles-breakdown   500 EV MODELS NOW: TWO-THIRDS OF GLOBAL CAR SALES WILL BE ELECTRIC BY 2040   - Passenger EV sales are projected to increase sharply, rising from 3 million in 2020 to 66 million in 2040, according to BloombergNEF's Economic Transition Scenario. Globally, EVs will represent more than two-thirds of passenger vehicle sales in 2040.   - In Europe, battery EVs are approaching price parity with ICE vehicles.   - Buses and two- and three-wheelers will maintain the top EV adoption rates.   - There are more than 500 EV models on the market worldwide.   - On average, electric vehicles introduced in 2020 could travel 359 kilometers (223 miles) before needing a charge, up from 166km in 2012.   Original Source : https://www.business-standard.com/article/automobile/at-least-two-thirds-of-global-car-sales-will-be-electric-by-2040-121080900418_1.html   QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM   What's the ideal location for a charging port on any EV? Petrol filler caps are usually in the same location and forecourts all the look the same. Is it time we encouraged EV makers and charging suppliers to standardize socket location and charger design?   Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – hello@evnewsdaily.com   It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast.   And  if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing.   Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I'll catch you tomorrow and remember…there's no such thing as a self-charging hybrid.   PREMIUM PARTNERS PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE BRAD CROSBY PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI AUDI CINCINNATI EAST VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST NATIONAL CAR CHARGING ON THE US MAINLAND AND ALOHA CHARGE IN HAWAII DEREK REILLY FROM THE EV REVIEW IRELAND YOUTUBE CHANNEL RICHARD AT RSEV.CO.UK – FOR BUYING AND SELLING EVS IN THE UK EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM/