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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee panel has approved $35 million in economic incentives for General Motor‘s plan to convert its Spring Hill assembly plant to build future electric vehicles.

The State Funding Board unanimously approved the incentives Tuesday.

The money will be used as a job training assistance grant to retrain 2,000 full-time employees for the new vehicle project. The employees make $31 an hour, while the median wage in Maury County – which encompasses Spring Hill – is $16.80.

Earlier this year, GM announced that it would spend $2 billion to change the Spring Hill factory into its third U.S. electric vehicle plant.

According to GM, the company will build the Cadillac Lyriq, a small electric SUV, at the factory. Gasoline-powered Cadillac SUVs will continue to be built at the plant. The company has said that it will also get additional unspecified electric vehicles.

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President-elect Joe Biden could tap a highly qualified — yet often overlooked — woman to lead the Department of Transportation, according to two former Obama-era DOT officials.

Sarah Feinberg, the interim president of the New York City Transit Authority and former head of the Federal Railroad Administration, has flown under the radar in debates about who could be Transportation secretary under Biden.

But Feinberg has the skills and experience to be selected for the job, according to the two former officials, who requested anonymity in order to speak candidly about their discussions with the Biden transition team.

Feinberg is “somebody who has been mentioned once or twice but who is a dark horse who could end up getting it,” said one of the officials.

“She isn’t getting the headlines that some other people are. But when you look at her profile as an experienced leader who is also running the largest transit system in the country, that starts to check a lot of boxes of somebody who can step in on day one,” the person added.

A native of Charleston, W.Va., Feinberg began her career as a press secretary for several Democrats on Capitol Hill, including then-Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.).

From 2009 to 2010, she held various roles in the Obama administration, including special assistant to the president, senior adviser to White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel and chief of staff to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

In 2015, the Senate confirmed her by voice vote as administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, a role she held for two years.

After stints at Facebook and Bloomberg LP, Feinberg, 43, took the helm of the NYC Transit Authority in March, shortly before the city emerged as an epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pandemic preparedness

Feinberg’s time at the NYC Transit Authority has given her experience with responding to the coronavirus pandemic — experience that could translate well to DOT.

“You could end up in a situation where the department plays a bigger role than normal in the distribution of the vaccine,” the former official said.

“Some of the vaccines have to be refrigerated. Airlines, trucks, rail — all of those are going to become really important,” the person added. “So you probably need someone who knows the department really well and can oversee a partnership between industry and the agency.”

In addition, Feinberg helped with the Obama administration’s response to the Ebola epidemic, providing strategic counsel to Foxx at DOT.

“During Ebola, governors started saying, ‘I don’t want trucks carrying hospital waste from places where there’s Ebola to travel through my state,'” Feinberg recalled in a recent interview with Bustle.

“Hospitals treat their waste in a way where disease does not survive, so there’s no risk whatsoever,” she added. “But there’s a panic that makes people behave in ways that aren’t reasonable.”

Besides the pandemic response, the next DOT secretary could play a role in implementing an infrastructure package expected in the next Congress. Feinberg, who declined to

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The global hybrid system in automotive market 2020, according is poised to reach USD 256 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 5.98% over the review period.

The factors accountable for the growth of the hybrid system in the automotive market are, strict emission regulations, increased sales of electrically driven vehicles and higher fuel prices are estimated to boost market demand. The rise in demand for electric vehicles would result in increased use of vehicle hybrid systems which will drive the market in the coming future. The demand for electric cars is likely to rise in the forecast period, as per market research. More than 30 million Americans will possibly purchase electric vehicles as their next vehicle. This pattern is primarily driven by the esteem and dedication of the general masses to environmental and carbon reduction. Because of these factors, a large pool of people’s mindset is shifting their preference toward electric vehicles.

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Owing to the integration of both better and internal combustion engine systems, the hybrid electric vehicles have gained a lot of popularity over the last few years. It has also been shown that the sales of hybrid electric vehicles are increasing at a fast pace due to the involvement of many manufacturers with a large range. The rise in sales of hybrid electric vehicles over the forecast period would result in the development of the hybrid system in the car industry. Factors include government plan to raise hazardous emissions and The increase in fuel prices has contributed to demand growth over the projected period. Together with agencies such as the European Environment Agency and others, they have laid down stringent pollution control regulations on cars. Consequently, a broad population pool has changed their preferences towards electric vehicles such as e-bikes. This change in preference for electric vehicles will lead to greater use of hybrid systems.

Market Segmentation

Based on the System Type, the market has been segmented into Start-Stop, Regenerative Braking, EV Drive, and o thers.

Based on the Component the market has been segmented into Battery, DC/DC Converter, DC/AC Inverter, and eMotor.

By Battery Type the market has been segmented into Li-Ion, Lead Acid, and Others.

By Electric Vehicle Type, the market has been segmented into Mild Hybrid, HEV, PHEV, and EV.

Regional Outlook

The market is segmented by region based on North America , Asia Pacific, Europe and the rest of the world. During the forecast period Asia Pacific region is projected to account for the largest market in automotive hybrid system due to increased sales of electric vehicles in this region. China is the largest hybrid system market in Asia Pacific and has around 40 per cent of the electric vehicles produced in this area. Europe is the second largest market owing to the presence of major automakers, increased technological advances and enormous demand for electric vehicles. North America in the hybrid system is rising

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This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family.

Well, it’s that time of year once again when we’re all champing at the bit to score some sweet Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, and that means it’s also time for Roadshow to help you pick some of the best ones for yourself or your car-obsessed loved ones. Whether it’s stuff to help you work on your car or stuff to help you enjoy it once it’s fixed or modified, we’ve got you covered.

Read more: Best car gift ideas under $500: Xbox Series X, Milwaukee, BMW, Chemical Guys

Quickjack

Our favorite deal this year comes from Home Depot, where it is running a big sale on all of the Quickjack products, including both the 5,000-pound Quickjack car lifts. If you don’t already know what the Quickjack is, it’s kind of a cross between a professional shop lift and a jack and jack stands. By that, I mean it’s easy to slide in place under your vehicle and then it safely lifts that vehicle up to over a foot above ground level. It’s perfect for the serious home mechanic, and Home Depot is offering it for $350 off its normal asking price. And if you need a lift with a little more muscle, QuickJack also makes the BL-7000SLX, with a 7,000-pound capacity that’s also on special for $300 off. 

Vector

Also available from Home Depot are a number of other garage accessories that should help make life a little easier. We especially like the Vector 6V/12V battery maintainer for around $13. Having a maintainer on any vehicle you don’t drive regularly — especially if you live in places with gnarly winters — is a game-changer and will save you tons of cash on batteries going forward.

Blackline

Maybe those Quickjacks — as cool as they are — are a little rich for your blood. No worries, Northern Tool has you covered with the Blackline 3.5-ton low-profile floor jack, which is on sale for $130 — that’s $50 off its normal price. 

Safeguard

If you’re buying a jack, then you better throw in a set of Safeguard 6-ton jack stands with a locking safety pin for an additional $110 to make sure you’re not only relying on the strength of the jack to keep you from being crushed. These should make for a good upgrade on the super-cheap stands from that other cheap tool store.

Husky

Buying tools as a kit is a good way of saving money on a bunch of commonly used tools all at once, and this tool kit from Husky is a stellar example of that. You get not only 270 hand tools including ratchets, sockets, wrenches and more, but you also get them in a cool little tool chest that’s way more rad than the typical blow-molded clamshell case. If you’re looking for a set with

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a close up of a bicycle: Shore Brake Cyclery was scored on its shop layout and design, staff and management, training, marketing and community involvement.​​


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BEACH HAVEN, NJ – Shore Brake Cyclery landed on the National Bicycle Dealers Association’s list of America’s Best Bike Shops for the second year in a row.

Alongside Shore Brake Cyclery, only one other bicycle shop in New Jersey has achieved this certification. Across the United States, less than 150 stores made it onto the list published by the National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA).

“It’s a true honor to be recognized again this year with the America’s Best Bike Shop award,” said Charlie Kulp, the owner of Shore Brake Cyclery. “This achievement would not be possible without our dedicated and passionate staff who have gone the extra mile this year.”

To qualify for the distinction and make the NBDA’s list, applicants must be independent bicycle stores with a physical store open to the public that sells bicycles, parts, accessories and operates a service department. Shore Brake Cyclery was scored on its shop layout and design, staff and management, training, marketing and community involvement.

Founded in 2016, Shore Brake Cyclery is located at 3801 Long Beach Blvd. in Beach Haven. Shore Brake Cyclery carries a variety of bicycle brands including Trek, Cervélo, Fuji, Tuesday, Felt, Sun, Surly, All-City and SE Bikes. The store offers a full-service repair department for all makes and models.

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BRANT BEACH, NJ – Shore Brake Cyclery landed on the National Bicycle Dealers Association’s list of America’s Best Bike Shops for the second year in a row.

Alongside Shore Brake Cyclery, only one other bicycle shop in New Jersey has achieved this certification. Across the United States, less than 150 stores made it onto the list published by the National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA).

“It’s a true honor to be recognized again this year with the America’s Best Bike Shop award,” said Charlie Kulp, the owner of Shore Brake Cyclery. “This achievement would not be possible without our dedicated and passionate staff who have gone the extra mile this year.”

To qualify for the distinction and make the NBDA’s list, applicants must be independent bicycle stores with a physical store open to the public that sells bicycles, parts, accessories and operates a service department. Shore Brake Cyclery was scored on its shop layout and design, staff and management, training, marketing and community involvement.

Founded in 2016, Shore Brake Cyclery is located at 3801 Long Beach Blvd. in Brant Beach. Shore Brake Cyclery carries a variety of bicycle brands including Trek, Cervélo, Fuji, Tuesday, Felt, Sun, Surly, All-City and SE Bikes. The store offers a full-service repair department for all makes and models.

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Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill Tuesday extending the expiration date for driver’s licenses, state identification cards and vehicle registrations in Ohio.



a person riding a skateboard down a sidewalk: Dozens of people wait in line outside the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles in the Southern Village Shopping Center in Springfield earlier this year after locations were reopened across the state. BILL LACKEY/STAFF


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Previously, the deadline was Dec. 1. Now, driver’s licenses, state IDs and vehicle registrations with an expiration date between March 9, 2020, and April 1, 2021, will automatically be extended to July 1, 2021, according to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

DeWine, hospitals warn of staff shortages as cases rise

Ohioans can visit OPlates.com for many BMV services, including purchasing a temporary tag, renewing vehicle registration, ordering a new license plate and more.

Anyone who needs to visit a BMV location can use the department’s “Get in Line Online” virtual queueing system. The service allows Ohioans to get in line virtually before they arrive at the BMV.

Coronavirus: New dashboard will share daily data on Ohio hospitalizations

Earlier this year, the expiration dates for IDs and registration were extended after DeWine temporarily closed BMV locations due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The BMV reopened in May, but the extension remained in place so that people wouldn’t have to rush to locations.

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Firm capacity along Dawn-Kirkwall-Parkway paths starting in 2023 and 2024

TORONTO, Nov. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Enbridge Gas is holding an open season for M12 firm transportation service capacity of up to 100,000 GJ/d beginning on Nov. 1, 2023 and up to 250,000 GJ/d beginning on Nov. 1, 2024, for a minimum fifteen-year term along the following paths:

  • Dawn to Parkway
  • Dawn to Kirkwall
  • Kirkwall to Parkway
  • The Enbridge Gas Dawn-Parkway System is one of the most robust pipeline systems in North America and provides for the movement of natural gas from the Dawn Hub located near Sarnia, Ontario, to the Greater Toronto Area, where it interconnects with other downstream pipelines serving eastern Canadian and northeast U.S. markets. Dawn and the compressor stations located along the Dawn-Parkway corridor have loss of critical unit reserve horsepower coverage which provides firm service reliability.

    The Dawn Hub is one of the largest integrated natural gas storage facilities in North America. Strategically located in southwestern Ontario and with 280 Bcf of working capacity, it offers customers, such as power generators, distribution and pipeline companies and energy marketers, an important link in the movement of natural gas from key supply basins to markets in central Canada and the northeast U.S.

    The Dawn Hub also provides shippers with direct access to North America’s major supply basins, including Appalachia and Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. With multiple supply routes from western Canada, the mid-continent, Appalachia and the Rockies, as well as the ability to serve markets in the mid-west, eastern Canada and the U.S. Northeast, the Enbridge Gas Dawn Hub is a reliable, secure, and liquid natural gas trading hub. For more information, visit www.uniongas.com/openseason.

    About Enbridge Gas Inc.
    Enbridge Gas Inc., formed on Jan. 1, 2019 from the amalgamation of Union Gas Limited and Enbridge Gas Distribution, is Canada’s largest natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with a more than 170-year history of providing safe and reliable service to customers. The distribution business serves about 3.8 million customers, heating over 75 per cent of Ontario homes. The storage and transmission business offers a variety of storage and transportation services to customers at the Dawn Hub, the largest integrated underground storage facility in Canada and one of the largest in North America.  Enbridge Gas Inc. is owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution.

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    Pacific Cycle has leased more than 1 million square feet of space in the Georgia International Trade Center in Effingham County, on Ga. 21 at the Chatham County border.

    The company will move in January from smaller space it is leasing in Chatham County, according to Stephen Ezelle of Cushman & Wakefield/Gilbert & Ezelle.

    The company headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, will use the site as its main east coast import facility. It is the parent company of Schwinn, Mongoose and Kid Trax.

    They will join Shaw Industries, Geodis, DeWell Container Shipping and Sunland Logistics who have together leased over 2.4 million square feet of the Class A industrial park.

    Brandt Herndon, CEO of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority, said the park is filling fast because it’s less than 10 miles from the port and it’s south of Rincon traffic.

    “It straddles the Chatham County line,” he said. Past “that imaginary line, the millage rate is a little lower,” he said. “It’s a straight shot from the port to their front door. … They’re going to be developed out in several years.”

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