Workshop to Discuss Allocation of $14 Million+ in New Clean Transportation Funding

News Release

2012


Jul 30

Workshop to Discuss Allocation of $14 Million+ in New Clean Transportation Funding

CATHEDRAL CITY – A regional committee that funds air pollution control projects is gathering feedback and project ideas to grant approximately $14 million to clean transportation projects in Southern California.

Representatives from public agencies, private businesses and others working on air quality and clean transportation issues are invited to attend a free workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the City Council Chambers in Cathedral City, 68-700 Avenida Lalo Guerrero.

The Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee (MSRC) was created in 1990 by state legislation, Assembly Bill 2766, that authorized a $4 motor vehicle registration fee to help reduce air pollution from motor vehicles. Thirty percent of that fee is directed to programs administered by the MSRC to reduce emissions from mobile sources, which include vehicles, engines and equipment that move or can be moved from place to place.

Since its inception, the MSRC has provided more than $250 million for innovative clean transportation funding projects and incentive programs. The MSRC has showcased alternative vehicle technologies, fuels, fueling stations and other programs that reduce motor vehicle air pollution.

The MSRC is made up of representatives from the transportation agencies of Riverside, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Orange counties, as well as the Southern California Association of Governments, the California Air Resources Board, the South Coast Air Quality Management District and a designated regional rideshare agency.

Previous workshops in this series were held in Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles and San Bernardino. The final workshop will be held Wednesday in Long Beach.

For more information, contact Sam Emmersen at sam@betterworldgroup.com or 818-563-9111.







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