October 22, 2020

Government of Canada invests in transportation infrastructure at the Port of Trois-Rivires to move goods to market | Nachricht

TROIS-RIVIRES, QC, Oct. 9, 2020 /CNW/ -The quality of Canada’s transportation infrastructure and the efficiency of the country’s trade corridors are key to the success of Canadian companies in the global marketplace. The Government of Canada invests in infrastructure projects that create quality, middle-class jobs and support economic growth.

The Government of Canada is committed to protecting and serving Canadians through the challenge of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. That includes making sure our vital trade corridors and gateways remain open and functional and ensuring Canadians continue to receive the essential goods they need to remain safe and well while supporting and stimulating Canada’s economy.

Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Franois-Philippe Champagne, announced a significant new investment of $33.4 million for the construction of a close to 100,000-square-metre multipurpose terminal west of the Port of Trois-Rivires’

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Federal Government to Offer $10M to Research COVID-19 Spread on Public Transportation

The federal government is putting up $10 million to research ways to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the cramped confines of public transportation but a recent presidential memo could exclude New York City, Washington, D.C., Seattle, and Portland, Oregon, from receiving funds. 

Over the course of the summer, the Federal Transit Administration held listening sessions with transit agencies across the country and heard many COVID-19-specific challenges that need to be addressed. Many of those systems, funded with public money, are aged and the organizations charged with maintaining them have few resources to make improvements like increased air circulation.

In response, the FTA is allocating $10 million in research grants to find solutions to improving the health and safety of commuters and transportation employees and get Americans moving again.

“The Public Transportation COVID-19 Research Demonstration Grant Program is funded through the Public Transportation Innovation Program, with the goal to develop,

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Arkansas Department of Transportation, NIC Arkansas Earn Government Experience Award

IDrive Arkansas recognized for leveraging innovative IT to enhance services and citizen experience

The Center for Digital Government (CDG) awarded the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) a State Project Experience Award for its IDrive Arkansas platform. The IDrive Arkansas platform was developed in partnership with the Information Network of Arkansas (INA) and NIC Arkansas.

ARDOT was one of 10 national winners and was recognized for using the web to radically improve the government experience while innovating how services are delivered.

“We are honored to be recognized for enhancing the citizen travel experience across the state,” said Denise Powell, Digital Content Coordinator for ARDOT. “By allowing Arkansas motorists to view real-time road and weather conditions from any device, IDrive makes it possible to plan safer travel routes and potentially reduce traffic jams, vehicle accidents, injuries and deaths on Arkansas roadways.”

As the first interactive travel map in the state, IDrive Arkansas

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Government incentives push electric car sales to record high in Germany

Volkswagen's ID4, the brand's first electric SUV, on show in Saxony, Dresden, Germany, on 23 September. Photo: Robert Michael/Picture Alliance via Getty
Volkswagen’s ID4, the brand’s first electric SUV, on show in Saxony, Dresden, Germany, on 23 September. Photo: Robert Michael/Picture Alliance via Getty

The shift to electric cars is gaining momentum in Germany, thanks in large part to government-backed incentives that are encouraging buyers to make the switch to electric and hybrid vehicles.

Figures published by Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority on Monday show registrations of new all-electric vehicles (BEVs) have risen by 260% in September, from the same month in 2019, to 21,188. These now account for an 8% share of the overall car market.

Hybrids make up just over 20% of the passenger-car market, with registrations up 185% last month from the previous September.

As part of its coronavirus stimulus package, the German government decided not to fund discounts on fossil-fuel cars or back a cash-for-clunkers scheme, but rather to support the switch to clean mobility by doubling subsidies

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Military, government, industry leaders to speak at National Defense Transportation Association-U.S. Transportation Command Fall Meeting 2020 | Article

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – During the eighth annual, first-ever virtual, National Defense Transportation Association-U.S. Transportation Command Fall Meeting, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment, the Honorable W. Jordan Gillis, is the conference’s initial keynoter Oct. 6.During the conference, from Oct. 5-8, 2020, five keynote presentations, featuring senior military, government, and industry executives, will address a variety of leadership topics, including innovation, vision, resiliency, and embracing – and overcoming – disruption in the COVID-19 era.“There’s a lot to the presentation.” said Gillis, who session is titled, “A Sustainment Vision for the Future: Embracing Innovation and Disruption to Advance.”“A couple of things I’m going to highlight includes how COVID-19 impacted the Department of Defense’s transportation, supply chain, and logistics enterprise, as well as industry.”.“And speaking of our commercial transportation providers, we (DoD) value their critical importance in America’s defense,” continued Gillis. “They are an essential teammate who face several challenges

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