Thursday, February 07, 2019
The Air District's Board of Directors has voted to approve funding for several key grant programs that will reduce air pollution and greenhouse gases in the Bay Area.
Napa Valley Wine Train
Many locomotives are powered by older, highly polluting diesel engines that lack advanced pollution controls. Upgrading these locomotives to current emission standards can cut pollution significantly and improve air quality in communities along the rail line.
Funding for these grant projects comes from three state-wide sources including: (1) The Carl Moyer Program, a partnership with the California Air Resources Board to reduce heavy duty air pollution from diesel, (2) the Mobile Source Incentive Fund, which uses a $2 Bay Area vehicle registration surcharge to fund air pollution reduction programs, and (3) the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, to reduce mobile source emissions, toxic air contaminants, and greenhouse gases in heavily impacted communities.