$5-million EPA funding for anti-idling

$5-million EPA funding for anti-idling

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced $5 million in grants will be available to states, nonprofits and academic institutions that demonstrate “innovative” idle reduction technologies for the trucking industry.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is June 6, 2005. EPA expects to announce the awards in fall 2005.

EPA is requesting proposals to demonstrate commercially available technologies that small trucking fleets can use to equip trucks they already own. Additionally the agency is seeking technologies that:

  • truck engine manufacturers can package into a simple installation kit for aftermarket use
  • trucks can use while parked at truckstops, terminals, ports, and borders.

    For more information about the grant, visit www.epa.gov/otaq/smartway.

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