Clean Transportation News {Weekly Round-Up}

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Clean transportation news from around from the past week or so, divided up by category….


  1. West Philly High School Builds 160 MPG Supercar, Win Green Grand Prix
  2. Scientists Say Seaweed Could Be Used For Fuel
  3. 2012 Nissan Leaf Doubles Charging Capacity, Adds Cold Weather Package
  4. Better Place Argues That EVs Need Central Planner, Like Better Place
  5. More Lanes Means More Traffic
  6. ABB Acquires Epyon for Fast EV Charging
  7. Nissan Leaf overshadows Chevy Volt in June sales
  8. New Nissan System Charges Electric Cars with Solar Power
  9. Volvo Meets DOE 10-Year Energy Intensity Reduction Target in One Year

Trains & Transit

  1. For and Against High-Speed Rail, Part IV: The Case for Fast-ish Trains
  2. Keeping Rail On Track
  3. American BRT: A Rapid Bus Network Expands in Las Vegas


  1. Brazil to Receive Billions for Mobility Ahead of World Cup
  2. Nominate a City for the 2012 Sustainable Transport Award!
  3. Coincidence? Most Expensive Cities for Parking All Suspiciously Awesome
  4. The Exquisite Irony of the House GOP Transpo Bill Cover
  5. Bi-Partisan Political Veterans Team Up to Design a New Gas Tax System
  6. New Report: Tax on Oil and Gas Key to Improved U.S. Transportation

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