California Clears the Air
To help commercial providers invest in clean truck and infrastructure technology in an effort to improve the region's air quality, the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) and the Southern California Association of Governments created a new match-funding program for last-mile transportation.
The project comes as e-commerce increases the frequency of truck deliveries. Mobile goods movement vehicles and equipment contribute to more than half of the nitrogen oxide emissions and nearly 11% of particulate matter emissions in the South Coast Air Basin that cause smog and hazardous air pollution, according to MSRC.
This partnership is an initial phase of MSRC's $60-million investment to replace diesel trucks with clean fuel or zero-emission alternatives.