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RMI Outlet

Mobility

More Lanes Do Not Mean Less Traffic

In Austin, Texas, a battle is underway to reverse the ills of a highway that is increasingly perceived as a racial and environmental scar on the city. Running through the heart of the city, I-35 evolved over the decades from a modest boulevard to an elevated, double-decker highway that…

The Urgent Need to Clean Up Transportation

The bold EV targets set by President Biden today that 50 percent of all new vehicles in 2030 be electric underscore the growing consensus that we must rapidly electrify transportation. Three major automakers—GM, Ford, and Stellantis—also issued a joint statement committing to 40 to 50 percent electric vehicle sales by…

Ridehailing Drivers Will Go Electric—If We Build the Charging Stations

Michelle Pierce, a retired electrical engineer living in Southern California, is a passionate EV advocate. She started driving an electric vehicle for Lyft because she wanted to expose more people to electric vehicles and demonstrate the benefits of EVs. In 2017, Pierce rented a Chevy Bolt through the former Maven…

Bringing Back Clean Air

With the promise of vaccines curtailing the spread of COVID, states and economies are beginning to open up again, and we find ourselves getting back not only the good but also some of the negative aspects of pre-pandemic life. Businesses are powering back up, and cars and trucks are roaring…