Transportation

Caltrans Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program

The Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program was created to support the California Department of Transportation’s (Caltrans) current Mission: Provide a safe, sustainable, integrated and efficient transportation system to enhance California’s economy and livability. Current significant efforts were also considered during grant program development, such as: -California Transportation Infrastructure Priorities Vision and Core Concepts; -State Smart Transportation Initiative Assessment and Recommendations; -Caltrans Program Review Major Actions;

2016 School Bus Replacement and Retrofit Rebates

Approximately $7 million is available in rebates to public school bus fleet owners for the replacement or retrofit of older school buses. Eligible School Buses: -Used to transport 10+ pre-primary, primary, or secondary school students to school or homes -Driven 10k or more miles over the last 12 months or in use 3+ days/week during the school year -Class 3-8 diesel-powered buses over 10,001 lb Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)

Low and No-Emission Component Assessment Program (LoNo-CAP)

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $3 million of fiscal year (FY) 2016 funding for qualified institutions of higher education to conduct testing, evaluation, and analysis of low or no emission (LoNo) components intended for use in LoNo transit buses used to provide public transportation. FTA is authorized by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) to pay 50 percent of the established assessment fees, up to $3.0 million annually.

AID Demonstration

The FHWA continues the Accelerated Innovation Deployment (AID) Demonstration authorized within the Technology and Innovation Deployment Program (TIDP) under the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. The AID Demonstration provides incentive funding for any project activities eligible for assistance under title 23, U.S.C. in any phase of a highway transportation project between project planning and project delivery including planning, financing, operation, structures, materials, pavements, environment, and construction that address the TIDP goals.

Solicitation Of Project Proposals For The Safety Research And Demonstration (SRD) Program

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces the availability of $7,000,000 in Fiscal year (FY) 2016 research funds, authorized by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act), Public Law 114-94, to demonstrate and evaluate innovative technologies and safer designs to improve public transportation safety.

California Lending for Energy and Environmental Needs (CLEEN) Center through IBank

The CLEEN Center provides direct public financing to Municipalities, Universities, Schools and Hospitals (MUSH) to help meet the State's goals for greenhouse gas emissions reduction, water conservation and environmental conservation. Financing can be funded via a combination of a direct loan from IBank or public market tax-exempt bonds in amounts from $50 thousand to $30 million (or higher with board approval).
Typical Projects:
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Residential EV Charging Incentive Program

The SCAQMaD and the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee have created a residential Electric Vehicle charging incentive pilot program to offset the cost of your Level 2 hardware. This program is available to residents within the SCAQMD’s four-county jurisdiction, such as Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernadino Counties. The program is on a first come, first serve basis and will provide up to $250 for the cost of your charger.

Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program

The goals of the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program are to provide monies to fund transformative capital improvements that modernize California’s intercity rail, bus (including feeder buses to intercity rail services, as well as vanpool services that are eligible to report as public transit to the Federal Transit Administration), ferry, and rail transit systems (collectively referred to as transit services or systems inclusive of all aforementioned modes unless otherwise specified) to achieve all of the following objectives: 1. Reduce emissions of greenhouse gases