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FHWA Announces $6.4 Billion Carbon Reduction Program

Copied from annoucemet from FHWA’s Sustainable Transportation Website.

FHWA Announces $6.4 Billion Carbon Reduction Program

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FHWA Announces $6.4 Billion Carbon Reduction Program

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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has announced a new program that unlocks $6.4 billion in formula funding for states and localities over five years. The new Carbon Reduction Program (CRP), created under the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will help States develop carbon reduction strategies and address the climate crisis. The CRP will fund a wide range of projects designed to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from on-road highway sources — from installing infrastructure to support the electrification of freight vehicles or personal cars, to constructing bus rapid transit corridors, to facilitating micro-mobility and bicycling. For more information about the new Carbon Reduction Program and guidance, please see the Carbon Reduction Program Implementation Guidance and fact sheet.

The CRP program guidance was one of several FHWA releases to celebrate Earth Day 2022 last week. FHWA also announced information on other new programs and funding to lower transportation sector emissions and accelerate the deployment of clean technologies:

For more information on FHWA’s climate change resources, please see FHWA’s Sustainable Transportation Website.

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Policy Education Video Series

 

Policy Education Series: A Review of Utah’s 2022 General Legislative Session

Utah Clean Cities interviewed state legislators, non-profit associates, and our own executive director to help explain legislation pertaining to alternative fuels. 

 

Episode 1: Representative Ballard, H.C.R. 7, and Zero Emission Rail

For the first episode of the Policy Education Series at UCC, Representative Ballard answered questions regarding the resolution she sponsored, “Concurrent Resolution Regarding Improving Air Quality Through Enhanced Zero Emission Rail.” H.C.R. 7, the legislation number for Representative Ballard’s resolution, passed during Utah’s 2022 General Legislative Session. With the resolution’s passage, any “existing locomotives used in railroad and industrial plant switching services” are encouraged to transition to zero emissions. 

 

 

 

Episode 2: Representative Briscoe, Public Transit Fares, and EV Charging Modifications

In the second episode, Representative Briscoe answered questions about two bills he sponsored during the 2022 General Legislative Session: H.B. 164 Public Transit Fares and H.B. 189 Electric Vehicle Charging Modifications. Neither of these bills passed during the session, but Representative Briscoe sparked some interesting conversations for how alternative fuel is implemented in the future. For instance, he talked about Utah Transit Authority’s Free February. For UTA’s full report on Free February, click here.

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of 2021 (Resources)

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of 2021

On Nov. 15, 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs ActPDF (Public Law 117-58, also known as the “Bipartisan Infrastructure Law”) into law. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) provides $550 billion over fiscal years 2022 through 2026 in new federal investment in infrastructure, including roads, bridges, mass transit, water infrastructure, resilience, and broadband.

This page provides information and resources for four main BIL-funded clean transportation programs for partners:

 

National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program

 

 

NEVI Information and Resources

Feb. 10, 2022, Formula Program “90-Day” GuidancePDF

FHWA NEVI Fact Sheet

Revised FHWA Alternative Fuel Corridors Nomination and Designation GuidancePDF

Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Program: Also called the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program, this provides $2.5 billion over 5 years through discretionary (competitive) grants to eligible entities.1 EV charging, hydrogen, propane (fleets only), and natural gas are included. Eligible sites may be corridors or other publicly accessible locations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

EPA Clean School Bus Program

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Clean School Bus Information and Resources

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Clean School Bus Program

Clean School Bus Funding

Clean School Bus Program Fact Sheet

Clean School Bus Listening Session on Dec. 15, 2021PDF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joint Office of Energy and Transportation

 

 

Joint Office Information and Resources

Joint Office of Energy and Transportation

Joint Office Comments and Questions Form

Joint Office Technical Assistance

Joint Office News

DOE and DOT Launch Joint Effort to Build Out Nationwide Electric Vehicle Charging Network

Video of the DOE/DOT Joint Press Conference

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Horse Power & Hydrogen: UCC Presents at 2022 Intermountain Sustainability Summit

Horse Power & Hydrogen

Utah Clean Cities presented a video for the 2022 Intermountain Sustainability Summit hosted by Weber State University.

 

 

In Utah, we are leading the way in developing and expanding hydrogen energy production which will allow our state, and collective region, to offer a full portfolio of advanced, renewable fuels thus ensuring commercial fleets have access to clean fuels across the west, in our state, and ideally, throughout our nation’s major corridors. As the trifecta of clean energy, methane capture – electric – hydrogen.

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Competitive Programs FY2022 Notice of Funding: Low or No Emission and Grants for Buses and Bus Facilities

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Utah, 3 other states agree on hydrogen hub; seek portion of $8B in federal funds

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Atlas Disposal Makes Investment of Over $5 million in Cleaner Air Technologies

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UCC Joins Nationwide Call for Investment in Clean Fuels and Vehicles at Energy Independence Summit 2022