Funding Roadwork Without Penalizing EVs
Transportation experts have eyed mileage-based user fees (MBUFs) for all vehicles on the road as an alternative to the gasoline tax. It would be fairer and more accurate than the flat annual fee some experts have proposed. With federal gas taxes static since 1993, road usage charges have been considered since 2005. Two decades and dozens of pilots later, policymakers are closer than ever before to identifying the best practices that can create a replacement policy for the gas tax.
Shifting Policymakers’ Perspectives: Transportation’s Vital Role in Society
A promising trend is taking shape among policymakers around the future of mobility. It’s a shift in perspective to better understand how inextricably linked transportation policies are to people’s lives and to the vitality of society’s long-term economic, equity, and sustainability goals.
Canada Invests in Supply Chain Digitalization, the U.S. Should Take Notice
Two weeks ago, Canada announced a C$50 million ($37 million in U.S. dollars) investment in supply chain digitalization that promises to significantly improve efficiency in the movement of goods, a strategy that the U.S. should take note of.
Critical Minerals, Critical Constraints
The Theory of Constraints was developed in 1984 by Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt, an Israeli business management consultant. Goldratt’s key insight was that every process has at any time one key constraint that limits production flow. Once the constraint is identified and resolved (through a combination of quick fix and more structural improvements), the next constraint becomes apparent and can be similarly attacked. The Theory of Constraints (ToC) has since become a powerful management tool frequently used in supply chain and manufacturing. ToC can also provide insight into the policy maker actions required to hit aggressive regulatory and production targets for EV sales.
5 Trends That Could Transform How People Get Around Their Communities
Improving battery technology, innovative vehicle design, increased infrastructure connectivity, and changing attitudes toward transportation have all laid the groundwork for a potential revolution in how people get around the places they live and work. These five trends could transform how people get to jobs, shop, meet up with friends, and get their kids to school. But only if policymakers choose to support these trends and allow for greater innovation that increases the mobility choices people have when planning their trips.
More Electricity Production Key to EU’s Green Future
Most fears around Europe’s energy crisis have dissipated thanks to a warm winter and emergency measures adopted by the European Union (EU) and its members. EU countries seem to have some breathing room as they implement their ambitious plan to speed up the deployment of renewables and zero-emission vehicles
Eyewitness to Transformation:from Tunes to Transport
Twelve years ago, I left one industry undergoing a profound technology transformation – music - and joined another: automobiles.
Unlock Electrification at Scale by Harmonizing Fleets with the Grid
Fleets have higher vehicle miles traveled than passenger vehicles, offering the greatest emissions reduction potential per vehicle over individual owners.
After TradeLens: Where Does the Global Shipping Industry Go from Here?
Freight sector industry leaders widely considered TradeLens to have been a disruptive force across supply chains, making important strides in advancing the digitalization of global trade.
Acting While We Talk: Freight Efficiency Improvements Benefit People and Planet
The UN Climate Summit—COP27—currently underway in Egypt is a mammoth climate gathering where lots of committed people discuss a lot of complicated things.