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.
Sustainable Aviation Fuel Today
April 21, 2022
Tune in to listen to NREL researchers talk about their work to make air travel more sustainable and to learn about the benefits of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), how it is produced and distributed, and who is currently using it. SAF is a near-term option to help decarbonize the aviation industry because SAF is produced from renewable feedstocks and has a substantially lower carbon footprint than petroleum-based jet fuel. Learn more in a recent report from NREL, U.S. Airport Infrastructure and Sustainable Aviation Fuel.
Innovative Mobility Solutions in Small Town America
Dec. 29, 2021
Small towns face unique transportation challenges and often don’t have access to the same transit options as urban areas. Listen to the newest On the Go podcast episode to hear how the community in Bastrop, Texas, is expanding mobility options by using low-speed electric shuttles to provide on-demand transit service. These shuttles help people without a personal vehicle to get to work, medical appointments, the grocery store, or anywhere else they need to go. Want to learn more about how infrastructure gaps in rural areas are being addressed?
Read more about the project in Bastrop and other initiatives in small towns. Also check out this article featuring a partnership between the National Park Service, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Clean Cities coalitions to install electric vehicle chargers on public land, such as national parks.
Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Trends
Aug. 12, 2021
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
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
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.