Wisconsin awarded $1 million grant for EV Adoption Plan

Wisconsin was awarded in October a $1 million Statewide Economic Development Planning grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to chart a path toward electric vehicle adoption in Wisconsin. The grant, which is funded with federal dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is part of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better [...]

2021-11-12T10:19:15-06:00November 12th, 2021|

Biden’s Job Plan: For This Fight You Want an EV with a TV

If you are an electric vehicle owner – or would like to be – you have a lot to look forward to in the $2 trillion Biden infrastructure plan, including purchasing subsidies and a host of new charging stations. But you may want to pull over and find the TV nearest you. Cause a rumble in [...]

2021-05-17T09:37:58-06:00April 30th, 2021|

WiACES Submits Recommendations to DOA

In April WiACES submitted a starter-list of recommendations to the Department of Administration for consideration as it develops the Wisconsin Clean Energy Plan. Transportation greenhouse gas emissions are a result of what the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCP) refers to as a ‘three legged stool’ – vehicles, fuels, and vehicle miles traveled. Critical [...]

2021-05-11T13:56:22-06:00April 15th, 2021|

You’re in Charge of the U.S. DOT; Where Do You Start?

Robert Fischer The impossibly improbable has occurred and you're the new transportation secretary. Fifty-five thousand employees are waiting for their marching orders. Transportation “leaders” around the country – some rooting for your demise – watched your senate confirmation, all the flashy talk about reducing carbon, racial equality, and an economy that works for all. But [...]

2021-02-14T20:35:27-06:00February 13th, 2021|

Brief: U.S. DOT Releases New Autonomous Vehicles Comprehensive Plan

Robert Fischer, President GTiMA With Biden's inauguration around the corner and mounting expectations for his Secretary of Transportation nominee Pete Buttigieg, the U.S. Department of Transportation released its new Automated Vehicles Comprehensive Plan on January 11. The report highlights the agency's strategy to ensure the safe rollout of automated driving systems. "The AVCP lays out the department's robust multimodal [...]

2021-02-15T12:52:19-06:00January 19th, 2021|

U.S. Transportation Department Key to Biden Meeting Paris Agreement Targets

By Robert Fischer, President GTiMA The transportation sector is the biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. As President-elect Biden lays the groundwork for a new administration and prepares to re-enter the Paris Agreement, his cabinet pick for secretary of Transportation, along with his policies on emissions, electric vehicles, and autonomous vehicles will [...]

2021-01-13T13:41:19-06:00December 1st, 2020|

Many Frustrated as FCC Rules to Reallocate 5.9 GHz Spectrum Away from Transportation Safety

By Steve Cyra and Robert Fischer The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted unanimously on November 18 to redeploy the majority of the 5.9 GHz band of wireless radio spectrum once reserved for advanced vehicle safety technologies. The decision, hailed by cable companies, has prompted dire warnings from departments of transportation and various transportation safety groups who [...]

2021-01-13T13:29:02-06:00November 24th, 2020|

WisDOT Launches Automated Vehicle Advisory Committee

By Robert Fischer, President GTiMA Connected and Automated Vehicle (CAV) technologies are expected to have a wide-ranging impact on transportation in Wisconsin. To prepare, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) launched the Wisconsin Automated Vehicle External (WAVE) Advisory Committee in September to gather stakeholder input and advice on CAV-related planning priorities, implementation policies, and impacts [...]

2021-01-13T13:39:50-06:00September 17th, 2020|

Could Greenhouse Gas Emissions Be Added To COVID-19’s Casualty List?

By: Robert Fischer, President GTIMA As the world rebounds from the first wave of coronavirus, total economic stimulus will be in the trillions. This begs the question: should the US earmark stimulus funds to flatten the climate curve? By targeting investments that modernize the automobile, not only could we add greenhouse gas emissions to the [...]

2021-01-13T14:06:43-06:00June 24th, 2020|

AVs in the Age of the Pandemic

By Amir A. Zaman, Mandli Communications The global coronavirus pandemic is showing both the potential advantages of autonomous vehicles (AVs), as well as the challenges the industry faces. On the upside: in the midst of social distancing, self-driving vehicles have been used to successfully deliver food and groceries to people, have been able to move [...]

2021-01-13T13:50:06-06:00June 12th, 2020|


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