$267 Million for Clean Transportation Under Proposition 1B
The California Air Resources Board staff has released its report for the state’s latest round of Proposition 1B funding for clean trucking and shipping. The Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program is a key item for the agency board meeting taking place September 24-25, the California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition reports.
CARB staff recommends spending approximately $267 million for local agency projects within California’s four priority trade corridors:
- $166.1 million for truck projects;
- $69.6 million for locomotives;
- $20.2 million for ships at berth/cargo handling equipment;
- $10.4 million for transportation refrigeration units; and
- $600,000 for harbor craft.
“Consistent with past allocations,” notes CNGVC president Tim Carmichael, 55% of the state’s Goods Movement program funding will go to projects in the South Coast Air Basin, 25% to the Central Valley, 14% to the Bay Area and 6% to San Diego region.
He’s CNGVC advised members that the CARB meeting notice and accompanying Staff Report are available on the Prop 1B program website.
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Source: CNGVC with Fleets & Fuels follow-up