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After Feds Provide $24 Million For EV Charging Stations In Wyo, They’ll Only Support Them For 5 Years

in Energy/News/Transportation

Unfunded mandate? After Wyoming receives $24 million from the federal government for EV charging stations, they’ll only support them for 5 years. Then Wyoming is on its own and projections show they won’t be profitable for at least 20 years.

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Wyoming Drivers Can Bypass Closed Road Gates, But Only With Special Authorization Code

in Wyoming Highway Patrol/News/Transportation

Don’t agree with the “road closed” sign on a Wyoming roadway? You can blast past it legally if you have a W-TAP authorization code. It allows motorists to drive on closed roads as long as their justification has been approved.

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Feds Want To Put Tracking Devices On Big Rigs; Gov’t Could Access Data Whenever They Want

in Wyoming Trucking/News/Transportation
Kevin Killough, Cowboy State Daily

The Department of Transportation is proposing a new rule that would require all commercial trucks to have tracking devices installed and the data would be accessible to law enforcement whenever they want it.

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Public Safety Shortage: WYDOT Down 71 Snowplow Drivers, 50 Highway Patrol Troopers

in Wyoming Highway Patrol/News/Transportation

In the face of an extreme shortage of personnel, the Wyoming Department of Transportation is having to triage highway safety, making difficult decisions that will leave some roads unplowed after snow events and some fender-benders without an attending officer.

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Experts Question ‘Green’ Claims For Electric Vehicles

in News/Transportation
Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

Widespread EV adoption would require rare earth minerals which are in short supply in the United States. Importing the minerals spark ethical questions as rare earth minerals extraction overseas often involves child slave labor and can damage the environment.

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