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    Hey, Bus Driver!
    E47 Transportation Summer Preparation

    Hey, Bus Driver!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 57:31


    Episode Notes Transportation professionals from around the country join this episode to recap the 2021-22 school year and share their plans for summer school and preparing for the upcoming school year. Support Hey, Bus Driver! by contributing to their tip jar: https://tips.pinecast.com/jar/hey-bus-driver

    Closer Look with Rose Scott
    Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

    Closer Look with Rose Scott

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 79:16


    The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade. On a special edition of “Closer Look” Rose talks with several guests about the overturning of the monumental case, which granted women the federal right to an abortion. Guest include Georgia State University law professors Tanya Washington and Anthony Michael Kreis, WABE politics reporters Rahul Bali and Sam Gringlas, Kwajelyn Jackson, the executive director of the Feminist Women's Health Center (FWHC), Andrea Young, the executive director of the ACLU of Georgia, and State Senator Rev. Kim Jackson, and State Senator Jen Jordon.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    What's Your Drive?
    Training On The Brain - Here's The Plan with Dan!

    What's Your Drive?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 11:54


    Join Hirschbach's Dan Wallace as we review the latest news and upcoming initiatives here at Hirschbach Motor Lines!

    An Even Bigger Fly On The Wall
    1771. Reparations Report updates. Music. F.A.A. hiring Air Traffic Controllers. (06/23/22)

    An Even Bigger Fly On The Wall

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 221:03


    For Educational Purposes and Inspirational Vibes. The Artists, Creators and Producers own their music/songs and content. ☆☆Check out high paying jobs at www.faa.gov/BE-ATC. (U. S. Department of Transportation). The Federal Aviation Administration is hiring Air Traffic Controllers. Ages 18-30 years. Salary starting at $103,000-164,000 yearly. Get paid while in training and school. Apply online from Friday, June 24 through Monday, June 27, 2022.

    The Cosmic Rabbit Hole
    Where TF Are The Aliens?

    The Cosmic Rabbit Hole

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 16:03


    Greetings and welcome down the cosmic rabbit hole! This weeks discussion is sponsored by the aliens from my tiktok, they say hello ;) I have wanted to get in to this for a while. It's time for the big questions and the main one at hand — Where THE FUCK are the aliens? Beam us up, we have much to discuss. Transportation link: Https://www.probablyinaufo.com/links Direct contributions can be sent to https://account.venmo.com/u/monsinspace https://cash.app/$monsinspace https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=W2WTPBWZWG4PW BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: https://www.amazon.com/shop/influencer-80df5a7d Happy spiraling and thank you for listening! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

    FreightCasts
    Social Media Strategies with Magnum Transportation EP59 Cyberly

    FreightCasts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 36:15


    Social media has been around since the mid-2000s but it's still widely considered a "new" trend in freight. Magnum Transportation and its rockstar marketing manager, Katie McPherson, are proof of the benefits of having a creative and results-driven social strategy. Katie was at the Transportation Marketing and Sales Association's annual conference and she was kind enough to share some of those strategies with us.Connect with Katie McPherson on LinkedInFollow Magnum Transportation on LinkedInVisit Magnum Transporation's websiteCyberly is hosted by Blythe Brumleve and covers B2B marketing, the attention economy, and how it ties into the world of logistics. Airing every Thursday at 2pm ET, you can follow the podcast on Spotify and Apple while catching the video replays on FreightWaves TV.Connect with Blythe via her website or on Linkedin, YouTube, and TikTokWith more than 60 years of experience in logistics innovation, Dunavant is a family-owned business that has the knowledge to ensure global and domestic shipping practices are efficient and effective. Dunavant generates supply chain proficiency with outstanding, attentive, and expedient customer service. For more information, visit Dunavant.com.

    Closer Look with Rose Scott
    Children under the age of 5 are now eligible to get the COVID vaccines

    Closer Look with Rose Scott

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 51:44


    Dr. Andi Shane, the chief of the division of pediatric infectious diseases at Emory University School of Medicine and the medical director of infectious disease at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and Dr. Jacob Eichenberger, a pediatrician at Augusta University Medical Center, return to the program to discuss COVID vaccines being made available for children under the age of five.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    FTR State of Freight
    Rail Market Update - Week ending June 24, 2022

    FTR State of Freight

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 23:25


    In this Rail Market Update, Todd reviews some pending cases at the Surface Transportation Board.The Rail Market Update is hosted by FTR's Vice President of Rail & Intermodal, Todd Tranausky.  Support the show

    Tech Won't Save Us
    Technology of the Oppressed w/ David Nemer

    Tech Won't Save Us

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 63:07


    Paris Marx is joined by David Nemer to discuss how residents of Brazil's favelas reshape technologies developed in the Global North to serve their needs, and how technology alone does not solve social oppression.David Nemer is an assistant professor in the Department of Media Studies and in the Latin American Studies program at the University of Virginia. He's also the author of Technology of the Oppressed: Inequity and the Digital Mundane in Favelas of Brazil. Follow David on Twitter at @DavidNemer.Tech Won't Save Us offers a critical perspective on tech, its worldview, and wider society with the goal of inspiring people to demand better tech and a better world. Follow the podcast (@techwontsaveus) and host Paris Marx (@parismarx) on Twitter, support the show on Patreon, and sign up for the weekly newsletter.Find out more about Harbinger Media Network at harbingermedianetwork.com.Also mentioned in this episode:Paris' new book Road to Nowhere: What Silicon Valley Gets Wrong about the Future of Transportation is out on July 5! It's currently on sale at Verso Books.Ahead of hosting the World Cup, Brazil forced thousands of favela residents from their homes.Grace Blakeley recent spoke to David Adler about Colombia's election and the use of TikTok.Dan Greene wrote The Promise of Access: Technology, Inequality, and the Political Economy of Hope and Lindsay Ems wrote Virtually Amish: Preserving Community at the Internet's Margins.Support the show

    Mark Levin Podcast
    Mark Levin Audio Rewind - 6/22/22

    Mark Levin Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 114:42


    On Wednesday's Mark Levin Show, President Biden has called for a gas tax holiday, something that Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi have called a gimmick since it does nothing to address increasing domestic oil production, which would offset the price. It's simple supply and demand economics, yet Biden refuses to allow any oil drilling on leased land controlled by the federal government. Sadly, Biden cowers to the Sierra Club and leftwing radical environmentalists to decrease production which drives up the cost and forces Americans out of their cars and into public transportation in the name of an environmental emergency, and the same will happen with single-family housing. Then, Biden continues to claim that inflation was caused by the war in Ukraine, yet the Federal Reserve chairman admits that inflation was high even before the war. The ruling class is incompetent and largely unreliable. Later, former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum was charged with 21 federal indictments for wire fraud, conspiracy, and making false statements. Gillum denies any wrongdoing and has withdrawn from public life after being discovered unconscious from an overdose in a motel with a male companion. Afterward, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert calls in to discuss her re-election campaign. Boebert added that she has opposition but remains focused on serving her constituents in Colorado.  June 22, lauren boebert, boebert, Colorado, oil, gas, gas prices, gas tax, TRANSPORTATION, CARS, travel, lithium batteries, lithium battery, lithium, diesel, truckers, inflation, UKRAINE, PUTIN, Jerome powell, powell, Retirement, 401k, andrew Gillum, Gillum, establishment, gun control, gun, Ukraine, Russia Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Closer Look with Rose Scott
    Ga. doctor on heat-related illness; Local runners prepare for the Peachtree Road Race

    Closer Look with Rose Scott

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 51:17


    Criminal Defense Attorney and WABE Legal Analyst Page Pate discusses the Georgia Supreme Court's decision to overturn the murder conviction of Justin Ross Harris. Dr. Sylvia Morris, an internal medicine specialist at Kaiser Permanente, discusses heat-related illnesses and prevention. Plus, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race is fast approaching. “City Lights” producer Summer Evans, Charlie Patterson, a former cross-country coach for Piedmont College, and Anthony Strayhorn, an Atlanta-based personal development coach and owner of StrayFIT, discuss how they are preparing for the largest 10K in the world.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    FreightCasts
    The lies of double brokers EP456 WHAT THE TRUCK?!?

    FreightCasts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 55:41


    On today's episode Dooner and The Dude are talking about one of the most hated practices in trucking: double brokering. We'll also find out how bad actors are stealing MC and U.S. Department of Transportation carrier numbers to steal trucking company identities. FreightWaves' editorial director, Rachel Premack, has the latest on retail inventories and reports on a record-high net revocation of trucking authorities.FreightWaves' Detroit Bureau Chief Alan Adler says used truck prices are trending downwards. Is now a good time to buy a truck?Trucking Fitness Co. founder Mark Manera is getting drivers in gear with a healthy pretrip inspection aimed at lightening your load. Back The Truck Up's Rooster and SuperTrucker talk about the double brokering shell game; a semi used in a bank robbery; trucker couture becoming the it summer fashion; Karen vs. a truck; a croc vs. a frying pan; and more. Visit our sponsorWatch on YouTubeSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts With more than 60 years of experience in logistics innovation, Dunavant is a family-owned business that has the knowledge to ensure global and domestic shipping practices are efficient and effective. Dunavant generates supply chain proficiency with outstanding, attentive, and expedient customer service. For more information, visit Dunavant.com.

    What The Truck?!?
    The lies of double brokers

    What The Truck?!?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 55:26


    On today's episode Dooner and The Dude are talking about one of the most hated practices in trucking: double brokering. We'll also find out how bad actors are stealing MC and U.S. Department of Transportation carrier numbers to steal trucking company identities. FreightWaves' editorial director, Rachel Premack, has the latest on retail inventories and reports on a record-high net revocation of trucking authorities.FreightWaves' Detroit Bureau Chief Alan Adler says used truck prices are trending downwards. Is now a good time to buy a truck?Trucking Fitness Co. founder Mark Manera is getting drivers in gear with a healthy pretrip inspection aimed at lightening your load. Back The Truck Up's Rooster and SuperTrucker talk about the double brokering shell game; a semi used in a bank robbery; trucker couture becoming the it summer fashion; Karen vs. a truck; a croc vs. a frying pan; and more. Visit our sponsorWatch on YouTubeSubscribe to the WTT newsletterApple PodcastsSpotifyMore FreightWaves Podcasts

    The Health Ranger Report
    RAW INTEL - Transportation and logistics company in America tells me TRAINS run on COAL!

    The Health Ranger Report

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 3:07


    For more updates, visit: http://www.brighteon.com/channel/hrreport NaturalNews videos would not be possible without you, as always we remain passionately dedicated to our mission of educating people all over the world on the subject of natural healing remedies and personal liberty (food freedom, medical freedom, the freedom of speech, etc.). Together, we're helping create a better world, with more honest food labeling, reduced chemical contamination, the avoidance of toxic heavy metals and vastly increased scientific transparency. ▶️ Every dollar you spend at the Health Ranger Store goes toward helping us achieve important science and content goals for humanity: https://www.healthrangerstore.com/ ▶️ Sign Up For Our Newsletter: https://www.naturalnews.com/Readerregistration.html ▶️ Brighteon: https://www.brighteon.com/channels/hrreport ▶️ Join Our Social Network: https://brighteon.social/@HealthRanger ▶️ Check In Stock Products at: https://PrepWithMike.com

    FTR State of Freight
    Trucking Market Update - Week beginning June 20, 2022

    FTR State of Freight

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 17:15


    In this week's episode of FTR's Trucking Market Update podcast, we discuss a big move in spot rates for one trucking segment and in financing costs for home buyers. Plus, we review important economic indicators in the industrial, consumer and housing sectors and address freight transportation costs for shippers. The Trucking Market Update is hosted by FTR's Vice President of Trucking, Avery Vise. As this information is presented, you are welcome to follow along and look at the graphs and indicators yourself by downloading the presentation. Download the PDF: https://freight.ftrintel.com/podcast/tu167Support the show

    The Anna & Raven Show
    Wednesday June 22, 2022: The Thrift Shop Challenge; Is Anna A Bad Mom; How To Calculate Your Life Expectancy

    The Anna & Raven Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 46:47


    You know that weird feeling when you see someone from work or school out in the real world for the first time?  Anna saw someone she didn't expect at an event over the weekend, and it was one of the last people you would want to randomly bump into!  (:30) If you could find out how much longer you have to live, would you want to?  Anna found a test to determine your life expectancy and she's having the whole show try it out!  (3:38) Pedestrians always have the right of way, but if you're the kind of person who abuses that then that's all I need to know about you!  (7:10) How would you like to make half a million dollars a year?  Turns out you can if you can pass one simple test!  (10:34) Has a celebrity ever influenced you to do something?  One major celebrity put out a new song over the weekend and experts are saying that it's making people quit their jobs in record numbers!  (14:27) Have you ever had a flight get cancelled?  It's been a huge problem recently, so much so that the Secretary of Transportation has had to step in!  (18:24) Have you ever done something in front of your kids and wondered if it made you a bad parent?  Anna found herself in this situation recently and she's worried she set a terrible example!  (21:28) Anna has invented a new game, The Thrift Shop Challenge!  Anna had the whole show go find something ridiculous at a thrift shop but they were only allowed to spend $10!  (29:16) Joey and Elyse have been divorced for three years. Elyse is upset that she was not invited to her ex-stepdaughter's graduation. She would like to attend; Joey thinks that she lost that privilege once she left him. Elyse says that she helped raise his daughter and they are still close. Joey feels uncomfortable and doesn't want her there. What do you think?  (36:03) Maria thinks she's got what it takes to beat Raven in pop culture trivia!  Can she succeed and win the $200 jackpot?  (43:44)

    Sarah Westall - Business Game Changers
    Rosa Koire Warned Us to What Was Coming & Told Us What to Do – We Should Listen

    Sarah Westall - Business Game Changers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 54:22


    Rosa Koire was an American hero, thought leader and an international best selling author of the book “Behind the Green Mask: U.N. Agenda 21”. Unfortunately we lost her last May 2021 to lung cancer at the young age of 50. All of us will miss her integrity and love for humanity. This show I replay my interview from 2019 where she warns us to what is coming. I wish I could have her back to learn so much more. Here is the original description of the show. Rosa Koire joins the program to discuss U.N. Agenda 21, the goals behind this international global plan, and how it effects each and every one of us on the planet. She explains how she first became aware of the overreaching plan expertly being pushed as “sustainable development” and what it really means to humanity. She warns that we are in the end game but, it's not too late for us to resist the tyranny that is fast approaching if we all stand up and do what we can to limit their ability to take our freedoms, liberty, happiness, & life. You can still purchase her book @ Amazon.com   Learn more about the Nobel prize winning technology behind GOVVI and how to save serious money on Gas: GOVVI.com/go/helpmesave Another serious money saver on gas, Ron Hatton's amazing snake oil - Get the 3 most effective products as one package See Important Proven Solutions to Keep Your from getting sick even if you had the mRNA Shot - Dr. Nieusma See exclusive interviews on SarahWestall.TV or on Ebener (what is Ebener?)! Sign up at SarahWestall.com/Subscribe MUSIC CREDITS: "Action" by Media Music Group and "Do You Trust Me" by Michael Vignola, licensed for broad internet media use, including video and audio       See on Bastyon | Odysee | Bitchute | Rumble | SarahWestall.tv | Freedom.Social   Biography of Rosa Koire Rosa Koire is a forensic commercial real estate appraiser specializing in eminent domain valuation.  A former District Branch Chief for the California Department of Transportation, her twenty-eight year career in litigation support on land use has culminated in exposing the impacts of Sustainable Development on private property rights and individual liberty. In 2005 she was elected to a citizens' oversight committee in Santa Rosa, Northern California, to review a proposed 1,300 acre redevelopment project in which 10,000 people live and work.  Her research into the documents justifying the plans led her, with her partner Kay Tokerud, to challenge the fraudulent basis for the huge Gateways Redevelopment Project.  The City, in an attempt to block Koire from exposing the project, removed the neighborhood in which Koire and Tokerud's properties were located from the redevelopment area. Koire and Tokerud fought on, however, not wanting to abandon the thousands of business and property owners still in the area. They formed a business and property owners association and a non-profit organization (Concerned Citizens of Santa Rosa Against Redevelopment Law Abuse) and were able to raise nearly $500,000 in donations and pro bono legal work to sue the City of Santa Rosa to stop the project.  The court case, Tokerud v. City of Santa Rosa, lost in Superior Court but the court ruled that they could continue, and they appealed to the San Francisco First District Court of Appeals where they lost again in 2009.  The three years of litigation fighting eminent domain and the redevelopment project succeeded in delaying the project while the economy collapsed--the City has failed to implement its plans, but still has the power of eminent domain over the 1,100 acre area until 2018. Over the course of the legal challenge Koire became aware of the source of the planning revolution she had observed over more than 10 years:  UN Agenda 21.  Through her research she found that much of the funding to implement local UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development land use programs comes through the diversion of property taxes to redevelopment agencies.

    Texas Tribune Brief
    DPS Director Steve McCraw says officers in Uvalde could have taken down gunman within 3 minutes had commander not hesitated

    Texas Tribune Brief

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 5:07


    McCraw testified before a Texas Senate committee, laying blame on local police officers in Uvalde for not acting faster to save children in school shooting.

    Closer Look with Rose Scott
    An investigative report sheds light on why Black educator was targeted in two Ga. school districts

    Closer Look with Rose Scott

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 52:01


    Nicole Carr, a veteran investigative journalist and ProPublica reporter, joins “Closer Look” to discuss a reporting partnership between ProPublica and the PBS program Frontline that seeks to examine how anti-critical race theory activists are intimidating schools across the country.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Seattle News, Views, and Brews
    2022 Episode 26: Traffic Fatalities Report, City Light Rate Increases, Mayor Harrell's First Veto, and More

    Seattle News, Views, and Brews

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 29:37


    Learn about the latest in local public affairs in about the time it takes for a coffee break! Brian Callanan of Seattle Channel and David Kroman of the Seattle Times discuss how the City's goal of zero fatalities by the year 2030 is heading in the opposite direction, what new rate increases mean for City Light ratepayers, a response to Mayor Harrell's first veto, an approval voting measure, and a three-plus-year stalemate over a repair on 4th Avenue South. If you like this podcast, please support it on Patreon! 

    Small Business Success Tips
    8 Ways to Find and Meet Key Federal Contracting Decision Makers

    Small Business Success Tips

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 27:42


    In today's 'live' training session, GovCon president Neil McDonnell answers a top question from small businesses responsible for government contracting sales. "How can I find AND meet decision makers at agencies?" Today, he will lists 8 strategic ways to find Decision Makers​ and 8 strategic ways to Meet Decision Makers​Learn how to • Clearly articulate the type of people you want to meet and at which agencies• Understand the different approaches for finding key buyer stakeholders versus the key decision makers________Neil McDonnell brings 20+ years of government contracting experience. As a small business owner, he has personally won and supported government contracts for the Army, Navy, Air Force, HHS,VA, Transportation, Interior, Energy and the Executive Office of the White House. Watch the LinkedIn live episode: https://www.linkedin.com/video/event/urn:li:ugcPost:6941838956476973056/Download free business development POC directories: https://www.govconchamber.com/sbdirectoryThe FREE Directory of Federal Small Business Specialists offers direct contact info over 1,000 names, emails and phone numbers at 100+ federal agencies; PLUS 100+ large prime "Small Business Liaison Officers" (SBLOs)

    Small Business Success Tips
    How Often Should I Call Federal Buyers? What can I do to get my prospects to call me back?

    Small Business Success Tips

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 27:46


    In today's LinkedIn 'live' training, GovCon president Neil McDonnell revisits his most popular topics – federal sales, cold calling and building relationships for successful government contracting. Are you taking the silence personally? Are you self-sabotaging? Good training and personal development can offer you a paradigm shift. Start by trying to understand the 'Mindset' of the person you're calling. What you perceive may not be the whole picture.Today Neil walks through the federal sales process and mindset to help you engage with others.• What is the process flow for contacting federal buyers? Neil identifies the specific steps• What is the proper #business etiquette for leaving voicemails and sending cold emails?• How often should you follow up with someone who isn't returning your call?• How can you follow up without feeling like a nag, annoyance, etc.?________Neil McDonnell brings 20+ years of government contracting experience. As a small business owner, he has personally won and supported government contracts for the Army, Navy, Air Force, HHS,VA, Transportation, Interior, Energy and the Executive Office of the White House. Watch the LinkedIn live episode: https://www.linkedin.com/video/event/urn:li:ugcPost:6941838956476973056/Download free business development POC directories: https://www.govconchamber.com/sbdirectoryThe FREE Directory of Federal Small Business Specialists offers direct contact info over 1,000 names, emails and phone numbers at 100+ federal agencies; PLUS 100+ large prime "Small Business Liaison Officers" (SBLOs)

    Texas Tribune Brief
    Senate Democrats in Texas call again for a special session on gun safety in response to Uvalde shooting

    Texas Tribune Brief

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 5:45


    The senators said they would support proposals like raising the age to legally own an assault weapon from 18 to 21, creating red flag laws and regulating private gun sales.

    WGN - The John Williams Uncut Podcast
    CDOT Commissioner Gia Biagi: ‘Speed cameras have been an effective tool for lowering speeds and even preventing fatalities'

    WGN - The John Williams Uncut Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022


    Gia Biagi, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Transportation, joins John Williams to talk about about traffic safety in Chicago and the role Chicago's speed cameras play in creating safer streets.

    WGN - The John Williams Full Show Podcast
    CDOT Commissioner Gia Biagi: ‘Speed cameras have been an effective tool for lowering speeds and even preventing fatalities'

    WGN - The John Williams Full Show Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022


    Gia Biagi, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Transportation, joins John Williams to talk about about traffic safety in Chicago and the role Chicago's speed cameras play in creating safer streets.

    Small Business Success Tips
    What are the Major Differences Between Selling to Federal Agencies and Selling to Large Primes?

    Small Business Success Tips

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 28:17


    Selling to a federal agency requires a different understanding compared to selling to a large prime contractor. Basically, they evaluate on different criteria so you have to adapt. In this 'live' training session, GovCon Chamber of Commerce president Neil McDonnell shows how to prepare for #sales meetings depending on who you are talking with. Who are the stakeholders? 1. Small Business Teaming partners, Large Business Teaming partners and Federal agencies. The main small business stakeholders include Owners and Business Development / Capture person 2. Large Business Teaming stakeholders include: Senior Business Developers (often retired military); Capture Lead (focused on single opportunity, Proposal Managers and the Contract Vehicle program managers. 3. Federal Agency Customer: Acquisition-related people (ie Contract Officers "how they are buying"); Program Managers ("what they are buying", the scope of the opportunity)Watch the video on YouTube for complete notes: https://youtu.be/K6__UuMvT4U Discover more: https://www.govconchamber.comDownload free business development POC directories: https://www.govconchamber.com/sbdirectoryThe FREE Directory of Federal Small Business Specialists offers direct contact info over 1,000 names, emails and phone numbers at 100+ federal agencies; PLUS 100+ large prime "Small Business Liaison Officers" (SBLOs)________Neil McDonnell brings 20+ years of government contracting experience. As a small business owner, he has personally won and supported government contracts for the Army, Navy, Air Force, HHS,VA, Transportation, Interior, Energy and the Executive Office of the White House.

    Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk
    OB233: Because . . . Chinook

    Opposing Bases: Air Traffic Talk

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 67:12


    Episode 233 Show Notes   Topic of the show: AG and RH discuss procedures like Line Up and Wait (LUAW) and Land and Hold Short (LAHSO) that are not available at all towered airports.  Why aren't these procedures used everywhere and what type of considerations are made when using them to keep traffic moving efficiently?  We also discuss electronic flight bag routing suggestions, Class Bravo clearances, runway crossing instructions, and more of your awesome aviation comments/feedback.    Timely Feedback: 1. SGAC Patron SE shares very positive feedback about centers and the “DOVE” operation. Great job, centers! 2. Patron MIK shared a story about receiving clearance to cross a runway while taxiing on another runway. 3. Patron EM sent audio about a doozy of a route in the northeast. 4. MB shares a reroute story even after doing everything right. 5. JG shares an embarrassing Class Bravo exchange while flying IFR. Patron MK sent audio about an interaction with a busy Class Bravo controller.   Feedback Patron AD flies a little off the beaten path and asks for our thoughts.   Mentioned on the show: More information about SimVenture can be found at www.pilotedge.net/simventure. Promo video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/OMSoaUbERSU.  Check it out and get ready to fly to AirVenture! Have a great week and thanks for listening!  Visit our website at OpposingBases.com You can support our show using Patreon or visiting our support page on the website.  Keep the feedback coming, it drives the show! Don't be shy, use the “Send Audio to AG and RH” button on the website and record an audio message. Or you can send us comments or questions to feedback@opposingbases.com. Find us on twitter @opposing_bases.  Music by audionautix.com.  Third party audio provided by liveatc.net.  Friends of the show and maker of bags to protect your ATC headset from dust and germs: ATCSaks.com. Keep the gunk and funk away from your most valuable pilot gear: https://pilotsaks.com/. Legal Notice  The hosts of Opposing Bases Air Traffic Talk podcast are speaking on behalf of Opposing Bases, LLC.  Opposing Bases, LLC does not represent the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, or the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.  All opinions expressed in the show are for entertainment purposes only.  There is no nexus between Opposing Bases, LLC and the FAA or NATCA.  All episodes are the property of Opposing Bases, LLC and shall not be recorded or transcribed without express written consent.  For official guidance on laws and regulations, refer to your local Flight Standards District Office or Certified Flight Instructor.  Opposing Bases, LLC offers this podcast to promote aviation safety and enhance the knowledge of its listeners but makes no guarantees to listeners regarding accuracy or legal applications.

    Grid Forward Chats
    Planning Resources for Transportation Electrification in California

    Grid Forward Chats

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 34:40


    In quarter one of 2022, 16% of all new car sales were zero-emission vehicles. On this episode, California Public Utilities Commissioner Clifford Rechtschaffen and California Energy Commissioner Siva Gunda discuss the adoption of electric vehicles in California and the innovation needed for the electric grid to handle the increase in load. The commissioners also discuss four compounding challenges that the grid is facing: climate change, rapid decarbonization, changing energy sources and reckoning with equity and social justice. How can all of these challenges be solved? Only through cooperation, coordination and consensus among industry leaders.

    TODAY
    June 20: Thousands of flights delayed and canceled. CDC recommends Covid vaccine for kids under 5. Juneteenth celebrations coast-to-coast. Transgender swimmers banned from top events.

    TODAY

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 26:05


    An inside look at the ongoing travel chaos at airports across the country with canceled flights stranding passengers for days – tips for your summer travel plans. Plus, Savannah Guthrie speaks with White House Covid-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha – the decision to approve the first vaccines for young children and what he wants all parents hesitant about those shots to know. And, a look at how Juneteenth celebrations and remembrances are being held across the country. Also, FINA has voted to ban most transgender women from top events – the reaction and what it means for the Olympics.

    Eat Your Spanish: A Spanish Learning Podcast for Kids and Families!
    EYS Marathon Numero Diez - Transportation!

    Eat Your Spanish: A Spanish Learning Podcast for Kids and Families!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 22:09


    To receive bonus educational worksheets, song downloads, personalized videos, and so much more, visit www.Patreon.com/EatYourSpanish! Your support helps us keep the show going and really means the world to us!

    The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers
    LP806 Reforming Inmates Through Trucking With Aaron Smith

    The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 32:03


    Reforming Inmates Through Trucking With Aaron Smith In this episode Bruce sits down with Aaron Smith of Escaping the Odds who is giving inmates a second chance by introducing them to the trucking industry. Smith a former inmate himself has changed his life around through trucking and his goal is to help others out the way trucking has helped him. Make sure you listen to this inspirational episode. You can learn more about Aaron and his work at www.escapingtheodds.com raffix Transportation is looking for owner operators to join their team operating in specific lanes between Toronto and Chicago or Missouri and Atlanta. If you are looking for steady miles hauling dry and refrigerated freight then contact Chuck Snow at Traffix at 416-271-3946 or visit them online at www.Traffix.com This episode is sponsored by Rosedale Transport offering career opportunities for truck drivers with their large network. You can learn more at www.rosedalegroup.com About the Show LISTEN TO THE PODCAST- The show is available at www.theleadpedalpodcast.com  , ITunes, Stitcher, Spotify, Tunein, iHeartradio, SoundCloud, and other popular podcast platforms. Thanks for listening JOIN THE LEAD PEDAL PODCAST FAN CLUB www.TheLeadPedalPodcastFanClub.com LISTEN TO LEAD PEDAL RADIO at www.LeadPedalRadio.com The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers talks all things trucking for people in the transportation industry helping them improve their business and careers. Interviews with industry professionals and truck drivers, trucking information, and other features on the industry are meant to be helpful for truck drivers and those in transportation. The Lead Pedal Podcast for Truck Drivers has main episodes released every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with bonus material on other days. You can learn more about the host and show on our website and make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the show on your favourite podcast platform. www.theleadpedalpodcast.com What does The Lead Pedal Podcast mean? The Lead (pronounced - Led) stands for acceleration or fast-track of your career or business. It is a play on words and we certainly are not here promoting speeding in the industry. We are hoping this information will help you become a professional driver faster than if you didn't know about many of these topics. Are you enjoying the show? If so we would appreciate you leaving us a rating and review on iTunes or on your favourite podcast platform. www.theleadpedalpodcast.com Join The Lead Pedal Podcast Fan Club where are loyal fans get first chance at specials, discounts on merchandise and much more.The club is free to join and you can learn more at www.theleadpedalpodcastfanclub.com    

    ThinkEnergy
    Summer Recharge: EV-olving Transportation with Cara Clairman

    ThinkEnergy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 29:51


    In our last episode, we spoke with Loren McDonald about the shift in social perception when it comes to adopting EVs across Canada. However, it'll take more than just a social shift for this adoption to happen. This week we're revisiting our conversation with Cara Clairman, President and CEO at Plug'nDrive—and a prominent leader in the EV space, who shared her unique perspective on Canada's readiness to adopt EVs, barriers the country is facing, whether Canadian businesses and municipalities have a role to play in EVolution, and more.    Related links LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cara-clairman-84967318/ Cost of Ownership Tool: https://ev.plugndrive.ca/ Book a Test Drive: https://www.plugndrive.ca/electric-vehicle-discovery-centre/ Used EV rebate program: https://www.plugndrive.ca/used-electric-vehicles/ ZEVIP (NRCan funding program for infrastructure): https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy-efficiency/transportation-alternative-fuels/zero-emission-vehicle-infrastructure-program/21876 Federal EV incentive program: https://tc.canada.ca/en/road-transportation/innovative-technologies/zero-emission-vehicles   --- To subscribe using Apple Podcasts:  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/thinkenergy/id1465129405   To subscribe using Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/7wFz7rdR8Gq3f2WOafjxpl   To subscribe on Libsyn: http://thinkenergy.libsyn.com/ --- Subscribe so you don't miss a video: YouTube   Check out our cool pics on Instagram   More to Learn on Facebook   Keep up with the Tweets at Twitter   Transcript      Dan Seguin  00:06 This is thinkenergy. The podcast that helps you better understand the fast changing world of energy through conversations with game changers, industry leaders, and influencers. So join me, Dan Seguin, and my co host Rebecca Schwartz, as we explore both traditional and unconventional facets of the energy industry. Hey everyone, welcome to the summer rewind edition of the thinkenergy podcast. While we recharge our batteries during these lazy hazy days of summer, we're bringing back some blasts from our podcast past. We'll be reintroducing some of our most popular interviews that garnered a lot of attention and interest. There's been a lot of talk about the future electrification of energy on the path to net zero. The episodes we've selected are very future focused with themes around Green Innovation, renewable energy, and our impact on the environment. So I hope you enjoy the summer rewind edition of today's episode. In the meantime, have a happy summer. And we'll be back on August 15. To kick off another exciting season. Cheers. Hey, everyone, I'm Dan Seguin.   Rebecca Schwartz  01:30 And I'm Rebecca Schwartz, both from Hydro Ottawa.   Dan Seguin  01:33 And we'll be hosting the thinkenergy podcast. So are you looking to better understand the fast changing world of energy? Every two weeks, Rebecca and I will be taking you on a tour and discuss some of the coolest trends, emerging technologies and latest innovations within the energy sector.   Rebecca Schwartz  01:52 We'll be engaging in great conversations with game changers, thought leaders and industry leaders who welcomed the opportunity to share their expertise and views with you, our listeners.   Dan Seguin  02:03 So stay tuned as we explore some traditional and some coffee facets of this industry.   Rebecca Schwartz  02:09 This is the thinkenergy podcast.   Dan Seguin  02:12 Hey, everyone, welcome back. This is the thinkenergy podcast. And on today's episode, we'll tackle EV-lution of transportation. I'm Dan Seguin.   Rebecca Schwartz  02:28 And I'm Rebecca Schwartz. Hey, Dan, you have an electric vehicle,right?   Dan Seguin  02:32 I sure do.   Rebecca Schwartz  02:33 I'm curious. What's your experience been? Like? Would you recommend an EV for your one and only favorite co host?   Dan Seguin  02:39 Mm hmm. I would 100% Recommend one. I love my little EV. I've actually owned two. And now my wife has just ordered her very own. I have no regrets.   Rebecca Schwartz  02:54 That's good to know. Now, if I could just get a solid pay raise, I'll be able to afford one hint hint nudge nudge.   Dan Seguin  03:01 Hmm. I have some great news about that Rebecca. First. Both the Feds and some provinces have great incentive programs. With these rebates EVs are really much more affordable. In fact, as part of Canada's goal to help fight climate change, there are plans to make owning a zero emission vehicle more accessible than ever before, through addressing affordability and adequate infrastructure. Today's guests will have lots more to say about that.   Rebecca Schwartz  03:35 Oh, visions of having my very own EV are getting a little bit more clear. You have my attention go on.   Dan Seguin  03:41 In fact, the pressures on; the Government of Canada has mandated 100% of car and passenger truck Sales be zero emission by 2035. All kinds of measures will be required to support this transportation evolution. Everything from incentives for zero emission vehicles, to investments in infrastructure to partnerships with auto manufacturers are being pursued.   Rebecca Schwartz  04:06 Wow, that seems so soon. But that's exciting. There are so many more things I'd like to know when asked. So here's today's big questions. Are Canadians ready to embrace this relatively quick transition over to EVs? What are the barriers and do Canadian businesses and municipalities have a role to play in the EV evolution?   Dan Seguin  04:26 Joining us today we have Cara Clairman, CEO and President at Plug'n Drive and a prominent leader in the EV space. She's here today to provide us with all of the answers. Cara, welcome to the show. Maybe you could start by telling us a bit about your organization and its mandate.   Cara Clairman  04:52 Well, thanks so much, Dan, for for inviting me to do this. Plug'n Drive is a not for profit. So we're out there trying to educate consumers on the environmental and economic benefits of switching to an electric car. And so most of our work revolves revolves around that outreach and education to help people make the switch.   Rebecca Schwartz  05:12 The Government of Canada has set what some might call an aggressive mandate for 100% of new light duty vehicle sales to be zero emissions by 2035. Why has Canada set this mandate? And how does it play into the larger picture of net zero by 2050.   Cara Clairman  05:27 So I'm sure a lot of your listeners will know that transportation is actually one of the largest emitting sectors not just here in Canada, but pretty much everywhere around the world. And in fact, in many provinces of Canada, transportation is the number one largest emitter larger than industry larger than buildings. And so we really can't achieve our climate goals if we don't tackle transportation. So of course, tackling transportation is a few, a few different things, not just EVs. But EV is a ready technology that's here that would really, really help in terms of reducing emissions from consumer vehicles, as well as now some medium and even heavy duty. And this opportunity is huge. Because if you just take Ontario, for example, you know, our number one emission source is transportation, and our electricity grid is already extremely clean. We're about 95% emission reduction if we switch to EVs, because our electricity grid here is already about 90 plus percent free of greenhouse gas emissions. And that's true in many provinces of Canada. So if you look at our electricity grid across the country, you have, you know, a number of provinces that are hydro only. So it's, you know, BC, Quebec, Manitoba. And so if you look across the country, we're already about 80% GHG, free pretty much. And so it's just such a perfect match with the with improving the emissions from transportation across Canada, we have an extremely clean energy grid. And if you think about our electricity, here in Ontario, it's mostly nuclear and hydro, a little bit of, of solar and wind, very small amount of natural gas. So we're already about only 5%, five to 8% fossil fuel on the grid. So plugging into our cars into that grid offers a huge emission reduction at about 90 to 95%. So as a long way of saying, you know, requiring new EV sales is a relatively easy way for the government to start making the transition for the transportation personal vehicle fleet, and would allow Canada actually to achieve the net zero by 2050, which it really can't do if it doesn't tackle transportation.   Dan Seguin  08:00 Now, Cara, are you able to expand on how Canada's zero emission vehicle mandates compare globally? Are we on par with other countries?   Cara Clairman  08:10 Well, I'll answer that question sort of in two parts. How we are now compared to the globe and other countries and how we will be right now I'd say we're a bit behind. Because we don't have an aggressive enough, EV set of EV policies, and we have quite a patchwork across the country in terms of provincial policies. And so our adoption rates are actually on the low side relative to a lot of other countries. I'd say we stand around 10th Right now, you know, in comparison to other countries that have, you know, better policies than we have. However, the policy of zero emission new sales, right, that's just new sales, we'll still have gas cars around for quite a while. zero emission, new sales by 2035. Is, is quite progressive. And I would say it's not the most aggressive policy, there are a few countries ahead of us, like Norway has, you know, a mandate for 2025. And there are a number of European countries that have set 2030. But 2035 is definitely in the pack, I would say in terms of of leadership in the top, you know, 10 or 15 countries. What we really need to do though, is make this a law. You know, right now, we just have a sort of a vague commitment to it and until it's legislated, it really doesn't have a lot of meaning.   Rebecca Schwartz  09:42 What are some of the main barriers to zero emission vehicle adoption?   Cara Clairman  09:47 Okay, well, there's lots of barriers still remaining, although we're making lots of good progress. We did a survey about four years ago, and I think the results probably would hold true today as well. While asking people about about what was preventing them from choosing an electric vehicle, and actually the number one barrier was price, which surprised us, we expected people to say range or lack of public infrastructure or something like that. But three to one, they actually said, they thought EVs were too expensive. And so we know that the upfront sticker price is is a problem for people, it is still a bit more expensive than the equivalent gas car. What people don't really know is that the total cost of ownership of an EV, even at today's prices is less. But it's always a challenge to help people understand you're going to pay more now and save later. And we have to help people see the advantage of doing that. So I would say you know, cost and then also education because you have to help people understand that total cost of ownership over time. And actually, to help consumers on that specific point, we've, we've put a really great new tool on our website called Find your EV match, which really helps you see the total cost of ownership for for electric vehicles income, and you can even compare an EV to your existing gas car that you currently drive and see your monthly savings. And so this is a really, really important point. I would also say, of course, you know, we do need more infrastructure, and they're still in some range hesitancy concern, but I really believe that the range issue is going away as an issue as the battery technology improves. And of course, as public infrastructure improves.   Dan Seguin  11:40 Okay, Cara. How is your organization working to build consumer awareness and education to help remove consumer concerns around EVs?   Cara Clairman  11:50 Well, I mean, Dan, this is what we're doing every single day. You know, we've built our whole program around helping the consumer get over their concerns. And so we're quite accustomed to every single concern and question people have. And basically we do it in a couple of ways. We have our EV Discovery Center in Toronto, which is you know, a bricks and mortar facility, people can come learn all about EVs, no pressure to buy anything, and test drive the latest make some models. And we have found through our research that test drive is key to helping people get over their concerns. And that's been a bit of a challenge during COVID, although we are back to doing test drive. And then secondly, we have our mobile EV Discovery Center or our meet, which we take to smaller cities and towns all over to sort of bring the EV Discovery Center concept to them. And so that's a great opportunity for people to learn again, and a no pressure environment is fun. And then we have our roadshow, which you know, where we go out to even farther afield locations for a day or two days to give people that chance where they may not have any, for example, and EV dealers in their community. So we're really trying to reach everyone. And so that so those are the main things that we do. And I would just add the the other program that we have that we find is really helping consumers is our used TV program, which has a rebate attached to it and we're doing this online through webinars, but it's to help people understand who who had that idea. Oh, you know, I love TV, but I think it's just too expensive for me to help them understand that use these are a great opportunity affordable and available and in the webinar we run through a you know sort of everything you need to know to choose the used EV that's right for you. And then Plug'n Drive is offering $1,000 rebate to anyone who lives in Ontario. If you buy a used EV.   Dan Seguin  13:53 Wondering if you can tell us about Plug'n Drive's Electric Vehicle Discovery Center and what goes on there?   Cara Clairman  13:59 So the Discovery Center is as I said, at bricks and mortar facilities, a sort of imagined Science Center meets cars showroom, you want to see some photos of it, you could just check it out on plugndrive.ca. And the great thing there is it's you know, interactive fun, like I said, like a science center. People come just for fun to learn. And of course, we aren't selling cars. So people don't have that pressure that they feel they sometimes have when they go to a dealership. And then we have all the makes and models sitting right there for people to test drive. And that test drive is so key to helping someone get over their concerns. Because a lot of the times people have a preconceived notion about what an EV might be like, and they don't realize like how fun it is to drive and that these are really fantastic vehicles with great pickup. And it kinda just reminds people of the quality and the fun. And then we can run through with them how much money they're going to save and the emission reductions and our stats tell the story about 35% of the people after visiting the center, within six months have bought an electric car.   Rebecca Schwartz  15:07 How can Canadian businesses support the transition to electric vehicles? And how can they acquire access to the proper funding?   Cara Clairman  15:14 Yeah, we've started doing a lot of work with businesses. And what we find is, you know, number one, what they can do is look at workplace charging, we know that the home is the number one place, people want to charge about 80% of us plug in our cars at home at night, take advantage of low time of use prices. It's where it's convenient, all those reasons. But the second place people want to charge is that work. And actually, studies at UC California have shown that if someone sees a charger at work, and then talks to a colleague who has an EV at work, they're six times more likely to adopt an electric car. So one of the great things that a business can do is put in some workplace charging, and then also do some education around using that charging and help their employees get on board. And some businesses are even offering an incentive to their employees to consider an EV, especially companies that are looking at their own GHG reduction targets. And transportation might be one of the main emitters of their of their organization. So they can use those chargers for their own fleet. They can electrify their own fleet that way, and they can help their employees. So those are a couple of ways. Businesses can help support the transition. And then you've asked about access to funding there, there is some funding through enter can the program is called ZEVIP Zed E VIP where businesses can apply to get some funding for workplace type charging systems.   Dan Seguin  16:51 It would seem that municipalities across Canada have a large part to play to support the government's mandate and to make charging stations more accessible. In your experience. Has this been the case? What's your view on the role municipalities play in the electrification of transit?   Cara Clairman  17:09 Yeah, municipalities do have an important role to play. And I think they are starting to recognize it more and more. So for example, one role that municipalities are playing and it's proving really important is in terms of standards for multi unit buildings. So for example, a municipality can require a certain green standard for condos or multi unit buildings being built in their in their territory, and that will ensure that the you know, rough in is there for the plugs in future and that new buildings will get built with you know, with the ability or sort of EV ready to help their citizens because let's face it, especially in the Greater Toronto Area, a lot of people live in multi unit. And we need to make it possible for these people to plug in. There's other roles they can play, for example, we're seeing a lot of municipalities set up you know, their own EV policies for their, you know, for public parking, for example, street parking for for different, making certain municipal lots available for charging, there's there's lots of ways that municipalities can help. And there are, you know, through the associations, there's sharing, I know of EV policies across municipalities that don't have to reinvent the wheel.   Rebecca Schwartz  18:32 All right, Cara, can you talk to us about Canada's electric highway? Can we actually drive our EVs coast to coast?   Cara Clairman  18:40 Yes, you can. It's still not that easy, I have to say. But the thing I always want to remind is that this is not a trip that many people are doing. You know, maybe some of us have done it once in our life, or, you know, it's the thing that happens very rarely. So it's not as critical. It's more of again, it's a nice to do. It's sort of a psychological thing. People think, oh, it's great if you can, it's still a challenge, but doable and getting easier. You know, it's something that I would say, no, it's not a trip I'm ever going to do and I mean, I drive my car just more locally. So I wouldn't want people to hesitate getting an EV because this isn't the easiest trip to make.   Dan Seguin  19:28 It seems that national sales of EVs are closing in on 4%. What are your recommendations to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles in Canada?   Cara Clairman  19:38 Well, there's just a whole bunch of things we need to do. So for example, right now in British Columbia, we're hovering around 10% of new sales, Quebec, close to 8%. Ontario, we're down at 2%. And so you can see that the variability in the different policies are leading to very different results. And so there's a couple of things, we need to make some consistency across Canada because what happens when you have certain provinces with really aggressive policies and certain policies, provinces without it, the vehicle supply goes to those provinces with the more aggressive policies. And then it's really hard for people, for example, in Ontario, to get vehicles, and so that ZEV mandate, or ZEV standard that the federal government is talking about is really important for making, you know, some more consistency across the whole country. So I'm very supportive of that. I'd also like to see some consistent building codes across the country, it seems ridiculous that in 2021, where we still have condos and apartment buildings being built with no potential for EV charging in the future, and it's so much more expensive to do a retrofit than to do it when you're building a building. So the building codes need to be updated, to make sure that the buildings are required to at least rough in for evey charging in the future. So that's another really, really important one. And then, you know, we, you know, I'd like to say that the time of needing incentives is over, it isn't over. We still do need incentives for the next couple of years. I think we're going to hit price parity in a few years time, and then we won't need them anymore. But but for now, I think we do. And because the environmental benefit is so large, I think it makes sense that governments continue to support it.   Dan Seguin  21:32 What about charging stations, is charging infrastructure rolling out at the pace to support the transition to 100%, zero emission vehicle sales by 2035.   Cara Clairman  21:44 Well, we do still have more work to do in the area of public charging, but again, I'm one of those people who doesn't think this is as critical to the rollout as some other things. You know, as an EV, driver, and Dan, you said, you're also an EV driver, we are charging at home, most of us are charging at home. And we are very occasionally using public charging. I only use public charging a few times a year. And I think I'm pretty typical on a road trip or work trip. And so you do need more infrastructure, we can't have single chargers out there. You know, we need to multiply those we need them to be in strategic locations. We need them to be in places where you can grab a bite to eat and use facilities and all that. So there's work to do, but I am not of the view that this is a primary barrier to evey adoption. Really, the infrastructure you need is at home and it's ready right now.   Rebecca Schwartz  22:44 Cara, can you tell us a bit about the sentiment among automotive manufacturers? Are they embracing the transition to EVs at all?   Cara Clairman  22:51 Well, we're certainly I mean, you really can't turn on your news or open your your apps, which is how most of us probably get our news these days without seeing a new announcements. So we certainly are seeing the commitment to EVs. In the future, where there's a bit of a struggle, I would say it's sort of right now. Right now in Canada supply is extremely low. It's quite difficult to get vehicles, all the manufacturers are ramping up. But that doesn't happen overnight. And so, you know, we need to do a bit more to get the vehicles in here right now. The exciting thing is, you know, here in Ontario, we're going to be making EVs in the next couple of years. And so the supply challenge will get fixed. And and then we're going to see, I think, you know, just massive changes, but for now the next year to two years, we definitely have a struggle to to bring in the vehicles. And we have to show to the automakers that Canada is a good place for evey adoption, because of course they send the vehicles where they think the best opportunity is to sell them.   Dan Seguin  23:55 Cara, just wondering what should consumers know about zero emissions vehicles today? How has technology evolved over the past few years? And are there funding opportunities for consumers looking to purchase one?   Cara Clairman  24:09 Well, of course, I want people to know that EVs are a fantastic option right now, what I hear from a lot of consumers, which which is helpful, is you know, yes EVs are the future, I'm sure that we're all going to be driving EVs. But what I think a lot of people don't realize is that they're totally ready for primetime right now. Fantastic quality, good range, everything you really need is already there. And of course, the fun and the super great pickup and all those things too. And so I think, you know, people shouldn't hesitate, that that when they're ready for a new car, this should be good. In terms of funding opportunities. I would say, you know, of course the federal government still has its $5,000 rebate available. And as we you know, in the election, we basically got the same government and they have committed to continue that. So we know that will continue. Some provinces have a provincial incentive that layers on top of that, unfortunately, we don't have that in Ontario right now, which is makes us a little bit of a laggard. Compared to other provinces, there are now six provinces with rebates, which makes it hard for Ontario to attract vehicle. So when people go looking for a vehicle, they're challenged to find one. What I would tell consumers that are looking for one and don't want to have to get on a waiting list is to look at the US market. There's a lot of great options in the US market right now. And of course, as I said, Plug'n Drive has $1,000 incentive to buy a used EV, and an extra $1,000 If you scrap an old gas car and buy a used EV so that's a great option. If you can't find the new vehicle that you're looking for.   Rebecca Schwartz  25:54 In your view, Cara, what does the future of Canada look like when it comes to zero emission vehicles?   Cara Clairman  26:00 Well, I think I think pretty much everyone has realized even the most Die Hard sort of auto analyst who really really hesitated on EVs. In terms of their reporting. I think even they have realized like this is coming, there's no stopping it. It's, it's the question mark is like how fast and I think groups like mine and other other EV sort of advocacy type groups are really it's all about how can we get this transition to happen faster, because if you agree that climate change is a crisis, we really can't wait for sort of a slow market transition, we need to do everything we can to speed it up. So that includes incentives, that includes building codes, that includes ZEV mandate policies, that includes all sorts of local initiatives to try to encourage people to speed it up. But I do feel very optimistic that you know, we are going to see a huge swing in the direction of EVs even by 2030.   Dan Seguin  27:03 Okay, Cara, how about we close off with some rapid fire questions?   Cara Clairman  27:08 Okay, skip the skip the favorite word. I really didn't have one.   Dan Seguin  27:12 What is the one thing you can't live without?   Cara Clairman  27:16 Coffee!   Dan Seguin  27:17 What is something that challenges you?   Cara Clairman  27:19 Something that challenges me? Well, I mean, I guess the reality is in a nonprofit setting, you're always you're always having to raise money. And so that's always a challenge for anybody in the NGO sector. That's that's probably our biggest challenge.   Dan Seguin  27:35 If you could have one superpower, what would it be?   Cara Clairman  27:40 Well, I think I would love the teleportation oh my gosh, you know, I love EVs. But let's face it, there's still cars. And, you know, they still contribute to gridlock and traffic and all that. And it would just be so awesome to be able to just teleport to some other location.   Dan Seguin  27:58 Now, Cara, if you could turn back time and talk to your 18 year old self? What would you tell her?   Cara Clairman  28:05 I would tell her to do more public speaking. Who knew I would end up doing so much public speaking in my career, I really didn't get started in that till I was much older. And I feel like it's a useful skill for any job just to feel confident talking in front of other people, whether that's five people or 500 people. So I would definitely say get yourself in front of an audience and practice public speaking.   Dan Seguin  28:32 And lastly, what do you currently find most interesting in your sector?   Cara Clairman  28:38 Oh, my gosh, my sector is so fascinating. You know, it's funny because I come from the electricity sector as you do. And I think there's a lot of people with this idea. That's kind of an old, stodgy, boring sector. And so I find it so exciting that there's so many opportunities for innovation. And it's not just EV, it's storage, and renewables and there's just there's just so much of interest happening in the electricity sector. I hope young people are really looking at it for future career options.   Rebecca Schwartz  29:09 All right, Cara. We've reached the end of another episode of The thinkenergy podcast. Thanks so much for joining us today. We hope you had fun.   Cara Clairman  29:16 I did. Thank you so much for having me.   Dan Seguin  29:18 Thanks for tuning in to another episode of the thinkenergy podcast. And don't forget to subscribe and leave us a review wherever you're listening. And to find out more about today's guests, or previous episodes, visit thinkenergypodcast.com. I hope you'll join us again next time as we spark even more conversations about the energy of tomorrow.

    通勤學英語
    回顧星期天LBS - 旅行相關時事趣聞 All about travel

    通勤學英語

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 6:39


    Topic: About Japan - Asia Welcomes Travelers, but Japan Says, Not Yet   In a normal year, this would be peak season for tourism to Japan. But as the cherry blossoms burst into bloom along Kyoto's ancient, temple-lined alleys and boat tours ply the waters of Tokyo's flower-lined rivers, Japanese tourists largely have the spectacular display to themselves.   在正常情況的年份,此時正是日本旅遊旺季。但隨著櫻花盛開於古剎林立的京都巷弄,以及遊覽船往返花卉夾道的東京河川的水域,這些盛況大抵上僅限日本的遊客獨享。 The country sealed its borders to most foreign travelers early in the pandemic and has only recently begun to allow a slow drip of students and business people to return. 該國在武漢肺炎疫情大流行之初就對大多數外國旅客封鎖邊境,直到最近才允許留學生與商務客慢慢回流。 Those hoping to visit Japan for fun, shouldn't hold their breath. Despite the national tourism organization's wishful thinking, Koichi Wada, the head of Japan's tourism agency, told parliament last month that“it's exceedingly difficult to forecast the long-term trends for inbound tourism.” 那些希望能赴日觀光旅遊的人可有得等了。儘管日本國家旅遊局想得很美,日本觀光廳長官和田浩一上個月告訴國會,「很難預測入境觀光的長期趨勢。」     Next Article   Topic: Vietnam plans border reopening, includes Taiwanese among list of potential travelers   越南因應疫情暫停國際觀光客到訪已逾一年半,慶和省近日研擬重新恢復國際旅遊,並將台灣旅客視為潛在目標族群。越南知名渡假景點芽莊市就位於慶和省。 Taiwan is on the list of potential countries allowed to send travelers to Vietnam as the nation's Khanh Hoa Province (慶和省) recently released plans to reopen borders for international travelers. 網路媒體越南快訊(VnExpress)引述越南政府網報導,慶和省(Khanh Hoa)政府昨天向越南文化體育旅遊部遞交兩階段的疫苗護照計畫草案,歡迎外國旅客搭乘包機前來旅遊。 According to VnExpress, Khanh Hoa's local government submitted a draft of a two-stage vaccine passport program to the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (越南文化體育旅遊部) on Oct. 5 hoping to welcome foreign travelers into the region. 第一階段從11月起至年底,外國旅客須搭乘包機抵達,並待在金蘭市(Cam Ranh)的渡假村裡。第二階段則是明年初至明年3月,屆時旅客將能造訪更多景點與芽莊市的渡假村。 The first stage is scheduled to begin near the end of November, and travelers need to take charter flights to the country and stay at the resort at Cam Ranh (金蘭市), the proposal stated. The second stage is planned to start from January to March 2022, during which visitors will be able to visit more attractions and resorts in Nha Trang (芽莊市). 慶和省將鎖定來自COVID-19(2019冠狀病毒疾病)疫情防範得宜且疫苗施打率高的國家與地區的旅客,例如中國、日本、韓國、台灣、俄羅斯、澳洲、法國、德國以及部分北美國家。 Khanh Hoa Province currently welcomes travelers from countries whose COVID-19 situation has been successfully controlled and have a high vaccination rate for its population. As of Tuesday, countries that fit both categories according to the local government include China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Russia, Australia, France, Germany, and some areas in North America. 旅客必須要持有完整的疫苗接種證書,且所施打的疫苗廠牌必須獲越南核可。 Travelers need to show vaccination proof and the vaccine manufacturers need to be recognized by the Vietnamese government. 目前越南共計核准8款疫苗緊急使用,包括阿斯特捷利康(AstraZeneca,AZ)、嬌生(Johnson & Johnson)、莫德納(Moderna)、輝瑞BNT(Pfizer-BioNTech)、俄羅斯衛星-V(Sputnik V)、中國國藥(Sinopharm)、Hayat-Vax、阿布達拉(Abdala)。 As of press time, Vietnam has authorized 8 types of vaccines, including AstraZeneca (AZ), Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, Sputnik V, Sinopharm, Hayat-Vax and Abdala. Source article: https://chinapost.nownews.com/20211008-2813742   Next Article   Topic: Airlines targeting post-pandemic ‘revenge travel'   The blow caused to the airline industry by the COVID-19 pandemic has been especially felt by budget airlines, which mostly operate narrow-bodied passenger jets and have therefore been unable to develop a sideline in air freight during the pandemic. According to one academic's analysis, when the outbreak stabilizes, businesses are targeting a trend in so-called “revenge travel.” However, she also hopes that, rather than the pre-pandemic price wars between budget airlines, the consolidation that has taken place during the pandemic will restore healthy competition in the industry. 疫情衝擊航空界,其中廉航受限於機隊多為窄體客機,無法發展貨運,受疫情衝擊更大。學者分析,業者瞄準疫情穩定後的「報復性出遊」,但也希望疫情前廉航削價競爭的情況,能因疫情重整,回歸良性競爭。 According to associate professor Melody Dai of National Cheng Kung University's Department of Transportation and Communication Management Science, costs per flight have not changed during the pandemic, but if carriers are required to implement social-distancing seating plans, leaving empty seats between passengers, this would eat into airlines' profit margins, causing a fresh headache for the industry. Dai says she hopes that budget airlines will manage to survive, since they help stimulate Taiwan's domestic tourism sector as well as the wider economy. 成大交通管理學系副教授戴佐敏說,每航班成本不變、但座位未來若須採間隔座導致收入減少,確實是疫後的難題,希望廉航仍有生存空間,對促進觀光與經濟有正面幫助。 Dai says that choosing to operate flights during the pandemic is a test of airlines' ability to sustain losses, but the crisis may also prove to be a turnaround for the industry. Dai says there are many variables to the pandemic. She says that once the outbreak stabilizes, if the demand for “revenge travel” exceeds supply, this could resolve the pre-pandemic situation of supply exceeding demand, which led to price wars among budget airlines. The consolidation that the pandemic has triggered within the airline industry could bring about a return to healthy competition, says Dai. 戴佐敏認為,選擇在疫情期間開航,考驗航空公司「虧本」的能力,不過危機也有可能是轉機,疫情仍有變數,疫情穩定後的「報復性出遊」若需求大於供給,疫情前廉航供過於求、削價競爭的情況,這次可能因疫情重整,回歸良性競爭。 One industry insider stated that, despite the lockdowns and reduced number of travelers and flights during the pandemic, the industry is bullish about post-pandemic prospects for both freight and passenger travel in the flourishing Asian region. The insider added that a trend in “revenge travel” could cause short-haul routes to become particularly busy. 業者指出,雖然國境仍然封鎖,疫情期間每週班次不多,旅客也非常少,但看好疫情後亞洲旺盛的物流、人流,預估疫情趨緩後將出現「報復性出遊」,亞洲短程航線將會更繁忙。Source article: https://www.taipeitimes.com/News/lang/archives/2021/09/12/2003764205

    Beyond Bosch
    Stepping on the gas with green hydrogen

    Beyond Bosch

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 6:09


    Hydrogen is green, blue, grey, brown, even pink. In this short mini-episode, Engineering Manager Matt Thorington explains what the colors of hydrogen mean and why Bosch is investing in hydrogen fuel cell technology. Green hydrogen has the potential to improve carbon neutrality in transportation and other industries. Find out how. Listen now. For more information about our investment in hydrogen fuel cell technology, visit https://www.bosch-mobility-solutions.com and search "hydrogen."

    Robertland
    Ep 115 "Randy's Donuts Special" W/ Rossco Soletrain & Randy Madden

    Robertland

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 37:35


    Rob & Ross talk Southern California Staple RANDY'S DONUTS With Rockin' Randy Madden & a Fast Food minute with Zack Hillman! GUEST SOCIAL MEDIA - https://www.instagram.com/Randymadden Robert Thompson Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/robertlandpodcast/ Rossco Soletrain - https://linktr.ee/rosscosoletrain The Robertland Podcast is a Theme Park / Amusement Park Podcast with a Oddball Comedic twist that leans NSFW. Hosts Robert Thompson and Rossco Soletrain explore the Theme and Amusement parks located World Wide and the Communities that revolve around them. Weather it be Parks, Hotels, Transportation, Landscaping, Restaurants, Rides, History, Memories, Consessions, Creators, Characters, Operaters, Owners or even the Hookers that work the nearby corners of the parks, Robertland brings Special Guests who share their unique experiences with our Special Audience. Enjoy.

    Texas Tribune TribCast
    TribCast: What should we make of a Republican special election win in South Texas?

    Texas Tribune TribCast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 27:35


    In this week's episode, Matthew speaks with Abby about the week in Texas politics and Cassandra about financial practices of the conservative nonprofit True the Vote.

    Closer Look with Rose Scott
    Live From The Atlanta History Center: Juneteenth

    Closer Look with Rose Scott

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 54:35


    This special live broadcast of Closer Look focuses on Juneteenth. Now a federal holiday this year it will be officially honored on Monday June 20th.If you're not aware of Juneteenth is all about…get to listening.There's a lot more to regarding enslaved Black Americans in Texas who were told emancipation had come actually two year earlier.Juneteenth ties together how we tell history and who tell it to.Joining Closer Look with Rose Scott for this broadcast, Georgia State University Assistant Professor Tiffany A. Player, historian of identity formation and the attendant political and social transformations of communities within the African diaspora during slavery and after emancipation.Georgia State University- Dr. Elizabeth West, author & professor of English and the John B. and Elena Diaz-Verson Amos Distinguished Chair in English Letters at Georgia State University. Oglethorpe University, Dr. Laura Renée Chandler, Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, a member of the senior administrative leadership team. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    What's Your Drive?
    Meet the New DAB Members! - Gettin' Schmitt Done with Amanda & Chris

    What's Your Drive?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 12:12


    Join Hirschbach's Amanda Mulholland and Chris Schmitt as we learn a little more about the new members joining the Driver Advisory Board here at Hirschbach Motor Lines! DAB- Driver Advisory Board 5 New Members- All 5 Platinum BOB in 2021 have a combined 37 years' experience at Hirschbach Michael Lantz – Dedicated driver on Smithfield, With us since 2016, Air Force veteran, 2021 recipient of the Veteran's day wrap, you can see Michael riding around in his custom Air Force wrapped truck!, 2021 Best of the Best Platinum Christina Benedetti – Dedicated Team driver on Smithfield with Jeff Choates, With us since 2020 Christina used to be a cake decorator and still bakes and decorates cakes in her free time, 2021 Best of the Best Platinum Todd Zeutenhorst- Dedicated driver on Demkota, With us since 2019, 2021 Best of the Best Platinum, Todd has had his CDL since he was 21 and has been to 48 states! John Burman – OTR Driver team with his wife, Debbie, With us since 2020, John previously spent 8 years working in the oil fields, 2021 Best of the Best Platinum Bobby Ellison – OTR Driver, An active Trainer with the training program, With us since 1998 – 24 years! Bobby is an avid fisher and spends a lot of his down time out on the lake, 2021 Best of the Best Platinum *Please reach out to any DAB board members if you have any topics, ideas, or considerations that they should bring to the board meeting in July 2022. They are here to help be a voice for the fleet Newsletter- Communication is key so we have a new Newsletter that can be found on the Announcements tab on the App. “The Hirschbach Herald”- shares birthdays, announcements, anniversaries, recognition for drivers, and helpful or new information for the fleet. Our goal