Protection Agency announced a grant program July 25 to fund demonstration
projects that reduce air emissions and fuel consumption from trucks
can receive up to $200,000. The deadline for submitting an application
is Sept. 23, 2002. The proposals would be from national, non-profit
organizations involved in transportation and air quality issues.
seeks proposals that advance the use of idle reduction technologies,
such as mobile technologies that provide, or allow for, air conditioning,
heating, and/or electrical power, which will reduce or eliminate
the need to use the main propulsion engine during long-duration
rest periods," the agency said.
organizations must already be engaged in some form of partnership
with truck and/or locomotive private companies related to transportation
and/or air quality issues. For more information, visit www.epa.gov/otaq/rfp.htm.