An interactive U.S. map showing current truck-stop electrification sites and ideal locations for future sites has been posted online by the Texas Transportation Institute. Users can zoom in on specific states, corridors or zones within corridors to display information, including specific truck stops that are or could be electrified.
According to the website, http://tse.tamu.edu, its purpose is “to identify locations to implement truck stop electrification so that it will form part of a national network, have the greatest potential of reducing idling, and have the greatest environmental benefit. The site is also useful to identify existing electrified truck stops and candidate truck stops along the nation’s major truck corridors.”
The map marks the close of the first phase of a three-year institute project for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The project has identified 15 major truck corridors in the Interstate Highway System and prioritized potential shorepower locations along those corridors.