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SmartWay Transport

Organization Environmental Protection Agency
Organization Type Government
URL http://www.epa.gov/otaq/smartway/index.htm
Geographic Scope Nationwide
Issue Air Pollution/Quality, Climate Change/GHG Emissions, Energy Efficiency, Fossil Fuels, Green Purchasing, Ozone Layer, Pollution Prevention, Product Labeling, Public Awareness, Transportation
Sector All
Type Of Assistance Financial Assistance, General Information, How-To Guides, Technical Assistance, Voluntary or Partnership Programs
Description SmartWay is a voluntary partnership between the automotive, distribution and transport sectors and EPA, that provides technical asisstance and establishes incentives for fuel efficiency improvements and greenhouse gas emissions reductions. The program has three components: to aid partner companies in monitoring and increasing the efficiency of their operations; to reduce engine idling in freight vehicles and to increase the efficiency and use of fail and intermodal operations.

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