News & Event Highlights
Numerous CTA Staff Give Presentations at DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting, May 13-17, 2013
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) 2013 Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meetings (AMR) for the Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program and the Vehicle Technologies Program will be held on May 13–17, 2013, in Arlington, Virginia. The staff members attending were David Greene, P.T. Jones, Andreas Malikopoulos, Zhenhong Lin and Stacy Davis.
During the AMR, Dr. Janet Hopson (3rd from right) was recognized with one of five 2013 R&D Awards for her work developing and continuously improving the website www.fueleconomy.gov. The website was cited as one of the most widely used and useful U.S. Government websites, as well as for its contribution to federal programs such as Cash for Clunkers.
ITS Asset Viewer Unveiled at ITS-America Meeting in Nashville, TN
At the Annual Intelligent Transportation Association of America (ITS-A) meeting held in Nashville on April 22 -24, the U.S. DOT unveiled the new ITS Asset Viewer that uses visual mapping technology to identify locations of specific ITS deployments by type. Mike Schultz (2nd from left) and Steve Gordon (3rd from left) worked with their U.S. DOT Joint Program Office (JPO) sponsor James Pol to provide demonstrations during the meeting. Resultant press included inclusion in the Secretary of Transportation's Blog as well as the Research and Innovative Technology Administration newsletter.
2012 Vehicle Technologies Market Report released March 1, 2013
On March 1, Stacy Davis and Susan Diegel released the website for the 2012 Vehicle Technologies Market Report. The report details the major trends in U.S. light-duty vehicle and medium/heavy truck markets and contains many color graphics. On the website, the report is not only available in pdf format, but the data behind the graphics are accessible in Excel format.
"My PHEV Calculator" Launched on the fueleconomy.gov website, March 2013
"My PHEV Calculator" webpage was launched on the fueleconomy.gov website in March 2013. This calculator was developed by Zhenhong Lin and has been featured in an article by Technologytell.com website.
CMVRTC Technical Director, Gary Capps, gives KTC Tour at Green County Inspection Station
Gary Capps provided a tour of the Greene County Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspection Station to members of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Kentucky Transportation Center. The purpose of their visit was to observe an infrared wheel-end inspection system in operation and to gather feedback from enforcement personnel who have operational experience on this type of equipment. This effort was conducted as a part of ORNL's management of the CMVRTC. The CMVRTC team members are Gary Capps, Oscar Franzese, Mary Beth Lascurain, Sheila Moore, and Adam Siekmann.
David Greene, awarded the 2012 Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award, January 16, 2013
David L. Greene received the 2012 Roy W. Crum Distinguished Service Award on January 16, 2013, during the Chairman's Luncheon at the 92nd Annual Transportation Research Board (TRB) Meeting in Washington, DC. Dr. Greene was honored for his important, wide-ranging contributions to research on transportation energy and related issues that integrate technical knowledge with an understanding of the broader context of policy making and the ways in which markets operate and governments behave. This award is named for former TRB Executive Director Roy Crum, who served from 1928 until his death in 1951. The award recognizes outstanding leadership in transportation research or research administration.
2013 News Releases
- Dr. Janet Hopson Wins 2013 R&D Award at DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting
- Numerous CTA Staff Give Presentations at DOE Annual Merit Review Meeting
- DOE Sponsor for Fuel Economy Project visits ORNL
- ITS Asset Viewer Unveiled at ITS-America Meeting in Nashville, TN
- CMVRTC Technical Director, Gary Capps, gives KTC Tour at Green County Inspection Station
- "My PHEV Calculator" Launched March 2013
- 2012 Vehicle Technologies Market Report Released March 1, 2013
- Greene Contributes to the NRC Report on Transitions to Alternative Vehicles and Fuels
- Compilation of the 2012 Fact of the Week infromation released February 2013
- CMVRTC welcomes three new states to the Corridor
- Sujit Das serves as Chair of SAE Committee
- Numerous CTA Staff attend 92nd Annual TRB Conference in Washington, DC
- David Greene receives 2012 Roy W. Crum Award