Skill-Lync Launches World’s First Skill-based Semester-Assist Program for Mechanical, Automotive & Aerospace Engineers

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India (NewsVoir) Ed-tech and online major, Skill-Lync (a Y-Combinator backed company) – with a mission to revolutionize Engineering Education around the world – today announced the launch of Skill-Lync Professional Semester-Assist Program (PROSAP) for Mechanical, Automotive and Aerospace Engineers.

15 Lakh Engineers graduate in India every year. In this broken education system, most engineering graduates grapple for the few job opportunities available in the core OEM and allied industries.

There exists a huge skill gap between what the industry expects from students and what the curriculum prepares them for, reducing the employability quotient of Indian Engineers at the end of their 4-year degree. Students who enroll in this Professional Semester-Assisted Program will up-skill and build a technical profile in parallel to their under-graduate education.

PROSAP, allows engineering students to choose an area of interest in which they want to pursue their career allowing them to work on

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Citi Bike sharing program celebrates 100 million bike rides and counting: NYC Mayor de Blasio

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New Yorkers have logged 100 million Citi Bike rides, Mayor de Blasio announced Monday.

a row of parked motorcycles sitting in front of a blue bicycle: Citibikes stationed next to the Bowling Green Subway Station in Manhattan on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.

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Citibikes stationed next to the Bowling Green Subway Station in Manhattan on Tuesday, April 19, 2016.

The milestone came last week, he said, more than seven years after the bike-rental program launched.

“Amidst this pandemic, it’s been a great option for a lot of New Yorkers who wanted a different way to get around,” Hizzoner said at a press conference.

“We’re proud to provide a sustainable, affordable mode of transportation to New Yorkers and to operate one of the few bike-share systems in the world to hit this major milestone,” Citi Bike’s General Manager Laura Fox said in a statement.

Citi Bike recently opened its 1,000th station, where people can rent bikes starting at $3 per trip.

The system came to the South Bronx in the

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Low or No Emission Vehicle Program – 5339(c)

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What’s New


The Low or No Emission competitive program provides funding to state and local governmental authorities for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and low-emission transit buses as well as acquisition, construction, and leasing of required supporting facilities. Under the FAST Act, $55 million per year is available until fiscal year 2020.

  • Watch our four-minute video highlighting the Low and No-Emission Grant Program, which supports new technologies that are changing the makeup of bus fleets nationwide.  

Allocation of Funding

Funding is allocated to projects on a competitive basis, from proposals submitted to FTA in response to a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Past project selections include:

Technical Assistance

  • View the April 2018 National RTAP Webinar: FTA Low No Emissions Program Grant Writing
  • FTA contracts with the National Renewable Energy Lab to evaluate zero-emission bus research and demonstration projects. 
  • FTA hosted webinars on deploying low- or no-emission buses that 
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German Universities To Offer Bicycling Traffic Degree Program

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German universities are to start teaching the hitherto neglected subject of bicycling traffic. Seven institutions have received funding from the national government to appoint professors in the subject, with the first students expected to sign up for Masters courses next year.

“Cycling must be placed on an equal footing with other means of transport,” said a statement from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) which is endowing the chairs with seed funding of 8.3 million.

“We are providing cyclists with allies who, in the future, can apply their know-how in a focused manner on the ground and in the cities, towns, and local communities,” continued the BMVI statement.

Among the institutions introducing the course in 2021 is

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