A BILL: To direct the Secretary of Transportation to establish the Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Challenge Grant Program to promote technological innovation in our Nation’s communities. Introduced June 20, 2019
Today at 11 AM Eastern time we walk through action in codes, standards and regulations affecting school district, college and university-affiliated transportation and parking facilities and systems. Open to everyone. Use the login credentials at the upper right of our home page.
We follow action of committees setting the standard of care for a technology growing in presence on college and university campuses. Students and faculty use PeTs to hasten movement between classes; maintenance staff uses them for exterior maintenance and landscaping. They are used by the general public on or within campus perimeters; particularly large research universities.
Before safety and sustainability concepts are driven into codes and standards as accepted good practice we find these concepts tracking in academic research. This paper, written by our colleagues at George Mason, proposes solutions for an urban campus in which 77 percent of the daily population originates off-campus. @IEEECampus
A spirited debate about who should pay for electric vehicle charging stations (and how) took place during the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code Public Comment Hearings that ended October 30th. Voting by government agencies ended a few days ago so we will not risk predicting the outcome. Rather, we will revisit the concepts on play and continue to track their trajectory through federal, state and local governments.
Every day our algorithm identifies so many commenting opportunities on ANSI accredited, consortia and open-source consensus products that affect the safety and sustainability agenda of the $300 billion education facility industry that we now aggregate them into one post; updated every 12 hours. Links to a selection of high priority standards-setting action with deadlines that can practically be met within the next 90 days are grouped according to topics on the agenda of our daily teleconferences.
SAE International consensus products have relevance to the expanding continuum of education industry transportation technology and management; from K-12 school bus systems to campus microscooters. Next week we meet online with the IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee to sweep through the interoperable electrotechnology standards guide the campus micromobility transformation. #StandardsMichigan
Interoperability of charging infrastructures is a key success factor for E-Mobility. Standards originating from the IEC and ISO are developed to ensure base level interoperability of front-end communication and signaling processes for smart charging. In this paper the authors provide a review of today's state of the art in ISO/IEC standardization of the V2G Interface and detail how open protocol could leverage existing standardization efforts for grid automation
As the pace of the #SmartCampus transformation quickens questions arise as to how well the current codes and standards adequately address all the safety concerns relating to these new vehicles, their components, and the supporting technology in the built infrastructure. We review the most recent changes in the 2020 Edition of the National Electrical Code. [Public input on the 2023 Edition is due September 10th]