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4 Cities Using Transportation Data to Be Sustainable and Inclusive

Numbers don't lie – cities can tap into data to make transportation networks more responsive to residents' needs.
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Cassandra Etter-Wenzel | World Resources Institute
Ginette Walls | World Resources Institute

Go Green This Holiday Season

10 little things you can do at home to create a more sustainable holiday
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The winter holiday season is here! In addition to pumpkin pie, cocoa, and holiday cheer, this time of year also brings more waste. From Thanksgiving to New Years Day, household waste increases by more than 25 percent and an additional one million tons of waste head to landfills each week.[1]

Gift giving, traveling to see loved ones, and holiday decorations can strain the environment, and we have an opportunity to choose more planet-friendly ways to celebrate. 

Unnatural Instincts: The Trump Effort to Rollback Critical Climate Regulations Is Bad Science and Bad Business

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The scale of these rollbacks — measured in GHG emissions, in economic costs to be paid and benefits to be lost, and in human lives — is breathtaking. These rollbacks not only reveal a bad “instinct” for science, they also show a bad sense for business

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The scale of these rollbacks — measured in GHG emissions, in economic costs to be paid and benefits to be lost, and in human lives — is breathtaking. These rollbacks not only reveal a bad “instinct” for science, they also show a bad sense for business

UPS to Launch First-of-Its-Kind U.S. Urban Delivery Solution in Seattle

New Cargo eBike and Custom, Modular Package Delivery Trailers to Operate in the Pike Place Market Area from South Belltown to the Southern End of the Market, Inclusive of Western Avenue
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SEATTLE, October 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ In an effort to address growing traffic congestion and air quality concerns, UPS (NYSE: UPS) and Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan today announced the deployment of an innovative downtown delivery pilot project using pedal-assist cargo eBikes and customized, modular trailers. The cargo eBikes will operate in the historic Pike Place Market and downtown Seattle area on sidewalks and in designated bike lanes. 

Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway Project Wins Canadian Consulting Engineer Award of Excellence

Planning and constructing the first all-weather road to the Canadian Arctic Coast
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Tetra Tech was part of a team that planned and designed the award-winning Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway (ITH) to connect communities along Canada’s Arctic Coast.

Video | UPS Rolling Lab – Sustainability on the Road

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UPS has been leading sustainable fleet innovations for decades. Learn about our latest investments in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles, and how this rolling laboratory is helping advance our environmental goals. To learn more about UPS’s sustainability efforts, visit http://bit.ly/2xsX2L1
 

Lessons Learned on the Path to Sustainable Urban Logistics

Major European cities have become a testing ground for the next phase of city delivery.
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UPS/Greenbiz Study Identifies Motivators and Barriers to Electric Fleets

Fleet owners are drawn to sustainability benefits and lower ownership costs Infrastructure and vehicle availability remain challenges
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Attaining environmental benefits and lower cost of ownership are driving more commercial fleets to electrify, according to a UPS (NYSE: UPS) and GreenBiz study released today. In the “Curve Ahead: The Future of Fleet Electrification” report, industry leaders identify the main motivations and barriers to electrification, as well as strategies to move the commercial electric vehicle market from niche to mainstream.

California First Large State to Mandate 100 Percent Clean Power Grid

All sectors of the economy must come together to ‘decarbonize’ the world’s fifth-largest economy.
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With the Governor’s signing of Senate Bill 100, California becomes the first large state to set a 100 percent clean electricity target. The new law requires California’s utilities to drive the state’s energy grid to 100 percent clean power by 2045.

Porterville Transit First Site for SCE’s Electric Bus Charging Pilot

SCE is launching a number of programs to support charging medium- and heavy-duty trucks, buses and other industrial vehicles.
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Bus riders in Porterville, a city about 60 miles north of Bakersfield, will soon have one more reason to feel good about using public transportation: clean, smog-free electric buses.

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