May 19, 2017 by Ronjoy Bezbarua
(Source: California Air Resources Board) On the 18th of May, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced the launch of Moving California, an easy-to-use website that showcases how proceeds from the cap-and-trade program are funding a wide variety of ultra-clean and zero-emission trucks, buses, cars and low-carbon transportation projects throughout the state. Moving California also offers tools to help consumers and others find funding and transportation opportunities that meet their individual needs. To date more than $600 million in cap-and-trade investments have helped deliver approximately 115,000 zero-emission and plug in cars; 46 heavy duty zero-emission trucks; 950 zero-emission delivery, utility and refuse trucks; 407 zero-emission transit buses, shuttles and light rail cars; and 29 electric school buses in California. The website was designed so users are never more than “two clicks” away from the desired information. It provides education and awareness of clean transportation options, along with downloadable fact sheets, and a listing of community events. It also provides information on available funding programs and potential co-benefits for businesses, non-profits, and government agencies. Moving California highlights many ongoing projects such as the innovative new zero-emission car-sharing programs in disadvantaged neighbourhoods, low-carbon agricultural worker van-pools in the San Joaquin Valley, and pilot projects to help low-income consumers afford the cleanest vehicles on the market. The website also features testimonials from community members who have benefited from these programs. Read full article….