The MSRC’s summer electronic newsletter Clean Air Roadmap features two exciting projects that were funded, in part, with Clean Transportation Funding from the MSRC. Recently, the MSRC helped to co-fund “Open Streets” days in several cities in the South Coast Air District, including Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Rialto, Fontana, Yorba Lina, Brea, Garden Grove, Westminster, Riverside and Palm Desert. Open Streets events are a great way to get residents to experience their communities in a new way – by walking, rolling or bicycling on their local streets that are closed to vehicle traffic.
Another clean transportation project the MSRC helped fund was the first publicly-accessible CNG fueling station owned and operated by a school district in the Southland. Rialto Unified School District officially opened its station earlier this summer to not only fuel its own fleet of vehicles, but to allow the public to fuel up their own CNG vehicles 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
The final MSRC news article summarizes the latest on the Innovative Clean Transit rule, also known as the Zero Emission Bus regulation. The rule is designed to transition California’s transit bus fleet to zero emission by 2040. The California Air Resources Board held the first of two hearings at the end of September, with the final rule expected to be adopted early next year.
To catch up with the latest at the MSRC, the August e-news is available here: http://www.cleantransportationfunding.org/newsletters