Truck Emissions Reduction Study and Grant at Port Facilities

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), in consultation with the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, must establish a program to reduce idling at port and intermodal port facilities. Under this program, the Secretary must study how ports and intermodal port transfer facilities would benefit from emissions reductions opportunities, including port operations electrification, and study emerging technologies and strategies to reduce idling truck emissions.

DOT must then coordinate and provide grant funding to test, evaluate, and deploy projects to reduce idling truck emissions, including port electrification and efficiency improvements particularly from heavy-duty vehicles. Grant funding will be available for up to 80% of eligible project cost. Awards will be treated as Federal-aid Highway Program projects. Additional funding eligibility and considerations will apply.

DOT must submit a report detailing the status and effectiveness of the program, recommendations for workforce development and training opportunities with respect to port electrification, and policy recommendations, no later than one year after all funded projects are complete.

(Reference Public Law 117-58 and 23 U.S. Code 1)