Atmospheric Integrated Research at University of California, Irvine

Labor Secretary visits APEP

Date: 
Fri, 07/09/2021

On July 9th, U. S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh came to learn about the workforce implications of developing more sustainable transportation infrastructure, including a nationwide network of electric vehicle charging stations, a key component of proposed legislation currently being negotiated in Congress.  Two local Congressional representatives, Katie Porter (CA-45) and Mike Levin (CA-49) attended the meeting, as did City of Irvine Mayor Farrah Khan, Chancellor Howard Gillman, and other University of California dignitaries.
 
AirUCI faculty Scott Samuelsen and Jack Brouwer, both also with our partner organization APEP, discussed a variety of research projects happening at UCI with the goal of decarbonizing transportation in the United States.  Secretary Walsh was shown an array of sustainable transportation assets, part of UCI's zero-emissions support system and transportation fleet.  Read the article