Ascent offers helicopter flights to users, with the aim to skip congestion. The business model is said to to not only open up access to urban air mobility, but encourage a more sustainable form of aviation.
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CUTRIC and its members are contributing a total of $4.2 million in funding over three years with an additional $551,000 through the federally supported Mitacs Accelerate and Elevate programmes to fund CUTRIC’s National Academic Committee on Zero-Emissions Buses (NAC-ZEB).
A number of initiatives, including bus and light rail infrastructure improvements and accelerating the city’s bus fleet target to be zero-emission, have been launched in LA to combat the climate crisis.
Bruce McVean, Acting Assistant Director for City Transportation at the City of London Corporation, joins Intelligent Transport for our latest podcast, explaining how the Corporation is endeavouring to make streets within London’s Square Mile cleaner and safer.
A collaborative approach has been taken to the development of the document, with more than 60 organisations and 6,500 people contributing.
The town selected will be used as a model to help deliver the government’s ambition for all buses to be fully electric by 2025.
The European Commission has approved the increase in state funding for the purchase of electric buses in Germany - in accordance with EU state aid rules - to a total of €650 million.
UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has launched the next UN climate conference COP26, announcing that the UK ban on the sale of petrol or diesel cars is to be brought forward to 2035, or earlier if feasible, and will now include hybrid vehicles.
OCTA has also announced the roll out of 10 new hydrogen fuel cell electric buses, as well as 10 plug-in battery electric buses which are expected to be in operation in 2021.
Market Street is reportedly home to half of the top 10 intersections for pedestrian and bicycle collisions in the city; each year since 2014 the area-averaged over 100 injury collisions per year - 75 per cent of them involving people walking or cycling.
The study also includes a series of recommendations aimed at policy makers, health professionals and researchers in the field.
The investment is said to support the Department's goal of ensuring consumers and businesses have access to affordable, clean, efficient, and domestic energy options to meet their mobility needs.
Each bus is fitted with an air-filtering system made up of three fans on the roof that suck ultra-fine particles and dirt (known as PM10’s) from general traffic into special filters.