Surface Transportation News: Hydrogen fuel cells, automated trucking, and more

In Politics by Michael Rae

In this issue:

Hydrogen and surface transportation

Can electric vehicles power the grid?

The short and long views of automated trucking

Journey to work data: surprising changes

Trucking industry proposes less Highway Trust Fund revenue

Transit contracting

News Notes

Quotable Quotes

Hydrogen and Surface Transportation

In previous issues of this newsletter I have highlighted studies by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) that estimated the carbon footprint of large trucks powered either by batteries or hydrogen fuel cells. For the largest U.S. trucks—Class 8 vehicles that are especially important for long-distance hauling—the numbers clearly revealed hydrogen as more viable than batteries. The overall carbon footprint was lower, the range was