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EPA Awards Grants to Reduce Pollution from Trucks at Truck Stops

Release Date: 04/07/2004
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John Millett 202-564-7842 / millett.john@epa.gov


(04/07/04) EPA, under the SmartWay Transport Partnership, is awarding grants to states and non-profit organizations across the country. These grants target emission reductions from trucks while they idle for long periods at truck stops and other truck waiting areas. EPA will focus on issuing grants along major transportation interstate corridors. Approximately $800,000 will be awarded, with grants ranging in size from $100,000 to $200,000. The grant recipients will deploy stationary idle reduction technology at strategic locations along the National Highway System. Annually, long duration truck idling consumes one billion gallons of diesel fuel, and contributes over 11 million tons of carbon dioxide, 180,000 tons of nitrogen oxides and 5,000 tons of particulate matter. Much of this fuel consumption and the associated emissions can be reduced with the use of idle reduction technologies. Today’s grant focuses on the deployment of a stationary idle reduction technology commonly known as “truck stop electrification.” For information on applying for this grant visit the following web site: http://www.epa.gov/air/grants_funding.html