California Accelerates Toward Zero-Emission Vehicle Standards That Will Save Lives, Save Money, Create Jobs

California just moved further down the road toward cleaner cars and vital air pollution reductions.

The state’s Air Resources Board hosted a public workshop on the development of its Advanced Clean Cars II (ACC II) program last week, where it announced that it intends to propose multipollutant standards that will ensure all new cars sold in California are zero-emitting vehicles by 2035.

At the workshop, the Air Resources Board for the first time laid out a proposed trajectory for the ACC II program, charting a course for ensuring 60% of new vehicles sold in 2030 are zero-emitting and 100% of

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California Transit Association submits recommendations for American Jobs Plan

The California Transit Association has submitted a series of recommendations to Senate and House transportation leaders outlining the association’s recommendations for future transportation legislation.

“The modernization of our nation’s public transit systems is vital to our economy and our environment. With the American Jobs Plan, President Biden has advanced a historic and realistic blueprint for how we Build Back Better as a nation,” said the California Transit Association Executive Director Michael Pimentel.

The association’s recommendations include:

  • Using the core transit and rail funding levels included in the House-passed H.R. 2, Moving Forward Act, as a base to fund transit and
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Nicklaus: St. Louis jobs plan is a timely exercise in setting priorities | David Nicklaus

The plan makes a commitment to inclusive growth, which it defines as producing “more prosperity alongside greater equity in opportunities and outcomes.” It encourages investment and job creation in the urban core.

The plan also proposes initiatives to train skilled workers, aid entrepreneurs and support five key industry clusters: business services, biomedical and health services, transportation and logistics, automotive and defense, and other advanced manufacturing.

Ehlmann, an early critic, is ready to support those initiatives. “They addressed my concerns about regionalism, and I appreciate that,” he said. He wishes the document said more about crime and education, issues that Greater

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Apple plans $100M distribution center, 500 jobs near Indianapolis

Consumer electronics giant Apple Inc. plans to spend $100 million to open a “state-of-the-art” distribution center in Hendricks County that could employ as many as 500 workers by the end of 2024, state officials announced Monday morning.

The facility in Clayton, a town about seven miles west of Plainfield, is expected to accelerate delivery times for Apple customers in Indiana and the rest of the country.

Apple engineering and logistics experts helped design and build the production lines at the facility, which will be operated by Greenwich, Connecticut-based XPO Logistics Inc. XPO is one of the world’s largest transportation and

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Biden continues bipartisan push for jobs plan

Members of the Biden administration are continuing to pitch the $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan to lawmakers and American citizens alike, with both President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris touting the proposed legislation at separate events on Monday. 

What You Need To Know

  • President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris both spoke about the proposed $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan on Monday 
  • Harris traveled to North Carolina to visit Guilford Technical Community College, where she called the plan a “once-in-a-generation investment in America’s infrastructure”
  • President Biden, joined by transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg, will meet with a bipartisan
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Touting jobs and infrastructure plan, VP Harris visits N.C.

Touring Greensboro and High Point Monday, Vice President Kamala Harris made the case for the Biden administration’s $2 trillion jobs and infrastructure plan.

The vice president made her first stop at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing at Guilford Technical Community College near Greensboro to talk about the administration’s economic policy and the American Jobs Plan.

“It will be the largest jobs investment our country has made since World War II. And it’s not just about jobs. It’s about good jobs,” Harris said.

Related: Broadband, bridges and buses: What’s in the Biden administration’s infrastructure plan for N.C.?

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