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On the Go: An On-Road Transportation Podcast with Clean Cities

On the Go is a podcast on alternative fuels, advanced vehicles, and emerging transportation technologies that are transforming mobility as we know it. We sit down with experts and fleet practitioners from national laboratories, federal agencies, utilities, and transportation stakeholders to give you on-the-ground insight into the U.S. transportation ecosystem.

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Aug. 12, 2021

Guests: Abby Brown (National Renewable Energy Laboratory) and Emily Klotz (ICF)

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In this episode of On the Go, experts discuss trends in electric vehicle charging infrastructure and why it is important to track this information. These trends are identified by analyzing information in the Alternative Fuels Data Center Station Locator, which tracks public and private alternative fueling infrastructure across both the United States and Canada. The Station Locator is a trusted resource among drivers, fleet managers, policymakers, academics, and industry organizations, and is considered one of the most reliable resources out there for alternative fueling station information. Check out quarterly reports detailing the trends in electric vehicle supply equipment.

Transportation Demand Management—Overview and Benefits

July 22, 2021

Guests: Sean Flaherty, Shuchi Gupta, and John Hodges-Copple (Triangle J Council of Governments); Dale McKeel (Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro MPO); Brandon Watson (North Carolina Capitol Area MPO); and Jill Vitas (North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality)

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Managing transportation demand can help alleviate traffic congestion, improve air quality, and even save money. In this episode of On the Go, experts from the Triangle Clean Cities Coalition in North Carolina discuss their experiences with transportation demand management and how it has helped them address population growth and reduce vehicle pollution. Tune in to hear how they partnered with metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) and other entities to establish and operate a transportation demand management program.

2020 Transportation Topics: Two Experts Weigh In

Jan. 15, 2021

Guests: Stacy Noblet and Amy Snelling (ICF) from the U.S. Department of Energy Vehicle Technologies Office's Technical Response Service

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The world of alternative fuels and advanced vehicles is ever evolving with new technologies, markets, and policies. During the transformative year of 2020, what key trends emerged as transportation stakeholders worked to implement advanced vehicle technologies under shifting ground? As a free rapid-response data and information service for transportation stakeholders, consumers, and others, the Technical Response Service has first-hand insight into trending inquires on alternative fuels, fuel economy improvements, idle reduction measures, and advanced vehicles. In this episode, On the Go hosts chat with experts from the Technical Response Service to unpack trending topics in 2020, including:

  • Impacts of the pandemic on e-commerce
  • Surging interest in transportation electrification by consumers and fleets across the country
  • Expansions to alternative fuel corridors along U.S. travel corridors, and more.