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Pilot project for wireless EV charging launched on Indiana highway

Pilot project for wireless EV charging launched on Indiana highway

Indiana has launched a pioneering pilot project on U.S. Highway 52, testing wireless electric vehicle charging technology aimed at reducing range anxiety and supporting long-haul truck electrification.

Kristoffer Tigue reports for Inside Climate News.

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Biden's infrastructure funds favor road expansions over public transport development

Biden's infrastructure funds favor road expansions over public transport development

An analysis reveals that the U.S. is prioritizing road widening over public transportation, raising concerns over environmental impact and community health.

Oliver Milman reports for The Guardian.

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Is federal review of Highway 413 unconstitutional?

Alberta got Canada's top court to question federal reviews of big projects that could cause environmental harm. Now, Ontario is trying to get the impact assessment law struck down for good.

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European governments shrinking railways in favour of road-building, report finds

Rail networks in most countries have been starved of funding while motorways lengthen, study shows.

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This highway moves electricity, H2 fuel—and cars at 500mph

Highways could one day transport electricity and hydrogen fuel, as well as enabling vehicles to travel at nearly 500 miles per hour, according to a new study.

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Ray LaHood: Lack of federal support stalling high-speed rail projects

Between 1949 and 2017, the federal government invested only $10 billion in high-speed rail with $4 billion of that dedicated to the California project, compared to investments of $777 billion in aviation and over $2 trillion in highways. The federal government can’t expect transformative results with piecemeal funding. We must go big.

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Climate law a ‘game changer’ for highways and bridges

Through a combination of tax credits and direct funding, the Inflation Reduction Act aims to increase the manufacturing of sustainable materials used in infrastructure projects.
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