The Hubcap

The Hubcap: September 2018

Alternative Fuel Vehicles Help Disaster Recovery, Fleet Resiliency

Alternative fuel vehicles can help build system resiliency by diversifying an emergency response fleet. If a storm or other emergency disrupts a state's primary fuel supply, emergency managers should have a plan to activate fleets that run on alternative fuels to perform essential services.

Currently, most...

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HOP Shuttle Sets Ridership Record for Third Straight Month, Surpasses 10,000 for first time

Ridership on the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority’s Hospitality on Peninsula (HOP) Shuttle surpassed 10,000 in July, the third-straight record-setting month for the pilot park-and-ride program.

“There is clear demand and need for this service, which has proven...

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Mayor Steve Benjamin, City Council and City Officials Announce Lead Sponsor for Bike Share Program

On Monday, August 27 at 10:30 a.m., Mayor Steve Benjamin and City Council and City Officials held a press conference for the Bike Share Pre-Launch and Lead Sponsor Unveiling.

The Bike Share Program is an important component of the Walk/Bike Columbia Plan. Bike and Pedestrian Friendly Programs have championed by...

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Electrify America Launches Educational Campaign to Raise Electric Vehicle Awareness

Electrify America, a company investing in electric vehicle charging infrastructure and promoting the adoption of Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEVs),...

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77%-82% of Energy Put into an Electric Car is Used to Move the Car Down the Road

Unlike conventionally fueled vehicles, electric vehicles experience a loss of energy during "refueling," with an energy loss of about 16% from the wall power to the battery during charging. However, electric vehicles are otherwise highly efficient delivering 60%-65% of the energy from the wall power to the road even...

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Can behavioral economics finally get Americans to stop commuting by SOV?

Have you considered whether your commute to work is the cheapest, fastest and most environmentally friendly option available to you? In fact, when was the last time you even thought about your commute-mode choice? Over 85 percent of Americans ...

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Households Take Fewer Vehicle Trips in 2017

The average number of vehicle trips made by a household in a year’s time was 1,865 in 2017, which translates to an average of 5 household trips per day (one-way).  That is 10% lower than the previous survey year, 2009, and 20% lower than the 1995 survey.  In 2017 there were fewer trips per household for work, shopping,...

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