Sustainability

171 articles

How Trucks, Bikes and Pedestrians Can Work Together

We all want greater quality of life, reduced congestion, enhanced safety and improved connectivity.

Most mornings, I try to fit in a pre-work spin on some of the hillier roads around Washington D.C. Out with a group of friends, pushing the pace, snapping sunrise photos and grabbing a cup of coffee after — it’s one of my favorite parts of the day. And as a transportation policy advocate, it’s […]

5 Ways to Reinvent Your Business through the Circular Economy

You can help the planet and your business at the same time.

We are living in a time of unprecedented progress. The average consumer today leads a life rivaling royalty during the 19th century. There are more of us, we are living longer — and we are all consuming more goods, even in remote places of the planet. But progress has come at a price. Global warming, […]

Technology and Tenacity: The Right Time for Transformational Change

We are an industry of industries. But we all want the same things — cleaner cities and safer roads. Working together is how we get them.

I have one big problem with predictions: They’re wrong more than they’re right. In 1957, Popular Mechanics predicted that in 10 years, by 1967, you’d be able to order a light truck that would fly using fans. In 2013, futurists said self-driving vehicles would be standard by 2018. The reason these were wrong — and […]

Finding the Path to a Zero-Emissions Future

It’s not a matter of if, but when zero-emissions technologies will become the new normal.

Are we heading toward a future where all trucks and buses have no emissions? The answer is a resounding yes. The next question? What is the fastest way to get there? CALSTART, a national nonprofit consortium where I serve as CEO, worked with the California Air Resources Board to identify eight vehicle segments where zero-emissions […]

Sustainable Logistics at Sea

To create a greener future, we must get serious about moving goods more efficiently at sea.

In our interconnected world and rapidly changing operating environments, one logistical workhorse has remained a constant: sea freight. Despite drones buzzing in the sky, the construction of Hyperloop tracks and fluctuating air freight prices, our world’s seas remain the most cost effective means of bulk intercontinental transport. The fact is, approximately 90 percent of global trade […]