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Jan 12, 2017

CATENARY TRUCKS * USA: Tested in LA and Long Beach ports

* California - Catenary system poised for one-year test near California Ports

--- The South Coast Air Quality Management District expects to start a one-year test soon of electrified trucking near two of the nation’s largest ports, the leader of the agency’s division overseeing the program said Jan. 8. Joseph Impullitti, program supervisor of Science and Technology Advancement at South Coast Air Quality Management District, or SCAQMD, said a catenary system will be used to power trucks, which resembles the process used for trolley cars, in response to federal and state laws to rid pollution and achieve better fuel efficiency... Testing of the Catenary Truck Project runs a mile-long stretch to and from the ports of Los Angeles and neighboring Long Beach as well as railroad centers in an effort to make the area free or nearly free of nitrogen oxide emissions along a part of California’s Highway 710 that is bogged down with truck traffic... 
(Photo: Scania's truck trying Siemens' catenary system) -- Washington, DC, USA - Transport Topics -  9 Jan 2016

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