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Cal 1B Shipping Funding: $267 Million

September 15, 2015 in Conference/Meeting, money available by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$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.

California's Southland will get the lion's share of the latest Prop 1B funding: more than 60%.

Southern California will get the lion’s share of the latest Prop 1B funding: more than 60%. By transportation category, most of the money will be spent on cleaner trucks.

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

The LCFS Is Under Siege in California

November 4, 2014 in Biomethane, CNG, LNG, NGVs, Regulations by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Pending Proposal Could Weaken Support for Natural Gas Vehicles
As Agency Is Said to Base Its Forecasts on Outdated Technologies

A pending overhaul of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard could mean lower ratings for natural gas vehicles as a means to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – and hence less support for NGVs when it comes to grants and incentives and the emerging cap-and-trade market for GHGs.


NGVAmerica Awards Nominations Sought

August 22, 2014 in CNG, Conference/Meeting, LNG, NGVs, NGVs2013Atlanta by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Deadline is September 10 for Awards to Be Bestowed in November

NGVAmerica is seeking nominations for the 22nd Annual NGV Achievement Awards, to be presented at the organization’s 2014 North American NGV Conference & Exposition on Wednesday, November 12.


Calgary CNG Facility Funding: $48.4mm

August 5, 2014 in CNG, Infrastructure by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Breakthrough for CNG Use in Canada’s Transit Industry,’ Says CNGVC,
Citing Expected Calgary Fuel Cost Savings of $11,000 Per Year Per Bus

The award of $48.4 million in P3 money from the Canadian federal government to Calgary Transit for a new transit bus garage “represents a major breakthrough for CNG use in Canada’s transit industry,” says the Ottawa-based Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance.

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