Do you have an innovative opportunity for publicly accessible, zero-emission infrastructure to support cleaner trucks in the South Coast Region? The MSRC wants to hear from you through its newly published Request for Information (RFI).
The MSRC is seeking proposals for heavy-duty zero-emission infrastructure, and has identified up to $50 million to partner with stakeholders to make these possibilities become a reality. The MSRC’s RFI for publicly-accessible electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and hydrogen refueling infrastructure is a call to action to find partners who: are property owners; have an interest in property that would allow infrastructure construction; or have a role in the accelerated development of zero-emission infrastructure.
You are encouraged to submit a response to the RFI if you are a:
- Property owner
- Zero-emission related business enterprise
- Engineering, architecture, construction or infrastructure development firm
- Agency seeking to leverage your available zero-emission infrastructure funding
According to the California Air Resources Board, emissions from heavy-duty trucks involved in goods movement contribute to elevated ambient levels of criteria pollutants such as fine particulate matter (PM) and ozone, as well as localized health impacts near freight facilities. The goods movement sector accounts for about half of the toxic diesel particulate matter and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions, and six percent of the greenhouse gas emissions in California. These figures include emissions from trucks, ships, locomotives, aircraft (cargo portion), harbor craft, and all types of equipment used to transport freight across the state. Trucks alone are the largest single source of air pollution from vehicles, and create 70 percent of the smog-causing pollution and 80 percent of diesel PM. Therefore, cleaning up the goods movement sector is critical to improving air quality.
Submissions are due by November 30. For specific information about how to submit your information package, please see the RFI at the MSRC’s Clean Transportation Funding website at www.CleanTransportationFunding.org/current-rfps-solicitations
The MSRC looks forward to hearing your ideas about how to deploy zero-emission infrastructure to clean up the goods movement sector in Southern California.