September 17, 2013 > Clean Vehicle Funding Bill advances to Governor
Clean Vehicle Funding Bill advances to Governor
Submitted By Sergio Reyes
An important bill authored by Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) that assists the state to meets its ambitious environmental and economic goals received final legislative approval September 13 and advanced to the Governor for consideration. Specifically, SB 359 provides funding to the Air Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) to ensure that vital clean vehicle projects have sufficient funding through the 2013-14 Fiscal Year.
The Air Quality Improvement Program funds the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) and the Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). Both projects support zero-emission cars, as well as near-zero and zero-emission trucks and buses.