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  • LA Mayor Garcetti Named Co-Chair New Federal Committee on Automation

    11 January 2017

    USDOT Announces New Federal Committee on Automation USDOT Announces New Federal Committee on Automation Committee to Hold First Meeting on January 16, 2017 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) announced today that it is establishing a new advisory committee focused on...

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  • Federal court approves $14.7 billion settlement in VW cheating case, California’s settlement is $2.7 billion

    16 November 2016

    Federal court approves $14.7 billion settlement in VW cheating case Pollution mitigation and zero-emission vehicle infrastructure and outreach projects to be subject of public workshops, comment SACRAMENTO – US District Judge Charles Breyer today approved a partial Consent Decree agreed upon...

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  • U.S. Department of Transportation Announces Columbus as Winner of Unprecedented $40 Million Smart City Challenge

    23 June 2016

    DOT 73-16 Thursday, June 23, 2016 DOT Press Office [email protected] Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. awards additional $10 million COLUMBUS, OH – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced today that Columbus, OH has been selected as the winner of the U.S. Department of...

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  • State to award $9m for zero-emission trucks

    10 June 2016

    SACRAMENTO (June 10, 2016)- The State of California is awarding $9 million to the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG) for 27 zero-emission trucks to replace diesel-powered heavy-duty tractors used in rail yards and large-scale freight distribution centers. The funds come from the...

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  • Autonomous Vehicles Event Varden Labs, Cal State LA, EcoCAR 3

    4 March 2016

    On March 7-8 Cal State LA and its EcoCAR 3 team will host Varden Labs on campus, a startup company in Silicon Valley that develops autonomous vehicle technology. As a part of the two- day event, the company will conduct multiple rides of their fully autonomous golf-cart sized vehicle for...

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