Strategy EI3.3: Reduce total vehicle fleet emissions where possible by retiring older, less-efficient vehicles.
There are many grant programs available to reduce transportation-related emissions by retiring or retrofitting less-efficient vehicles. The Clean Fuel Advanced Technology (CFAT) project focuses on reducing transportation-related emissions in non-attainment and maintenance counties for National Ambient Air Quality Standards. A project that is adjacent to these areas may also be eligible if the project will reduce emissions in eligible counties. The North Carolina Department of Transportation funds the CFAT project, which covers three broad areas: education and outreach; project funding; and recognition of exemplary activities. Beginning January 2013, funding will be available for the 2013-2015 funding cycles. Financial support is anticipated to be available for alternative fuel vehicles, fueling infrastructure, idle reduction technologies, heavy-duty hybrid electric vehicles, heavy-duty buses, and diesel retrofits.