Clean, Green and Smart Corridor Development: MCOM Advance Adoption of Alternative Fuel Commercial Vehicles

When compared to passenger vehicles, trucks and other commercial vehicles have disproportionately higher emissions and impacts. One strategy to reduce emissions from commercial vehicle sources is to transition away from fossil-based diesel by increasing the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles. This project examines and inventories the existing alternate fuel infrastructure along the I-5 Corridor, identifies the gaps in that infrastructure, and looks for ways to establish additional alternative fueling locations. In addition, the project will study the potential for integrating alternative fuel attributes to the mix of timely and accurate truck traveler information in order to accelerate the adoption of alternative fuels as well as support vehicle operators make travel choices that are better for them and the environment. Reducing hazardous emissions to improve air quality and lessen the impacts to human health have been a high priority for the Department and the State for Decades. More recently there have been significant efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the hopes of slowing the effects that will be brought about by climate change. While there are many sources of air pollution, mobile sources account for about 40% of hazardous air emissions per year nationally and up to 65% of harmful emissions in California.