EPA awards idle reduction grants
Oct 17, 2005 2:30 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a $5 million package in grants under the SmartWay Transport Partnership that is designed to reduce truck idle time.
The grants are being awarded to the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University; the Ohio Department of Development; Lane Regional Air Pollution Authority (Oregon); American Transportation Research Institute; and North Carolina State University.
SmartWay grants support a first-of-its kind initiative that deploys a wide variety of idle reduction technologies on trucks and at truck stops and ports across the nation.
In addition, the grants will spur development and commercialization of idle-reduction technologies that yield even greater benefits as their use becomes more widespread, according to the EPA information.
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