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On January 13, 2014, the authors of EMBARQ’s "Meta-Analysis of Transit Bus Exhaust Emissions," an initaitve of the EMBARQ-FedEx Vehicles and Fuels Program, were officially awarded the Fred Burggraf Award during the Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) 93rd Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.
Dario Hidalgo, EMBARQ Director for Research and Practice, emphasized the importance of this recognition for research on vehicle and fuel technologies: "This collaborative project – with contributions from EMBARQ experts in Brazil, India, Mexico, and the United States – helps answer a common question raised by transit authorities: which vehicle and fuel technologies are best positioned to reduce exhaust emissions? Improving such technologies reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) and local air pollutant emissions, limiting the amount of harmful particles we breathe and complementing EMBARQ’s efforts to reduce car travel and shift trips to sustainable modes. We thank the Transportation Research Board for its recognition and are grateful to FedEx for its continued support in helping us catalyze and help implement sustainable transport solutions."
FedEx Corp., which provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services, is a long-time supporter of EMBARQ that provided substantial financial and in-kind support for the "Meta-Analysis of Transit Bus Exhaust Emissions" paper.
"At FedEx we are very happy that our sponsored EarthSmart Outreach research received recognition at this important academic conference, but more importantly, that the people who received the award are enthusiastic and committed professionals. We encourage them to continue advancing this knowledge and helping facilitate the creation of a more sustainable urban future," said Mitch Jackson, Vice President, Environmental Affairs and Sustainability, FedEx Corporation.