Engine Off North Texas
Engine Off North Texas (EONT) is a regional initiative dedicated to reducing the impacts associated with the unnecessary idling of vehicles. Efforts are focused on expanding the adoption of anti-idling ordinances, implementing policies for fleets, providing idle reduction technology options, and promoting various idle reduction strategies across the region.
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Be more informed about idling from our collection of studies, factsheets, and other resources ,as well as learn how you can reduce unnecessary idling and make better choices. Currently, the majority of nitrogen oxide on- road mobile source emissions are from heavy- duty vehicles.
Truck Idling Electrified Parking Space (EPS) Per Vehicle Idling EPS Use Hours/Day 10 10 Days/Month 25 25 Hours/Month 250 250 Gallons/Hour .8 0 Gallons/Month 200 0 Fuel Cost/Gallon* $4.31 n/a Usage Cost/Hour** n/a $2.37** Total Cost/Month $862.00 $592.50
*Average weekly retail diesel price for gulf coast region as of 6/9/2022
**Typical cost per hour of use at local DFW electrified parking space provider
Source: North Central Texas Council of Government
Total Savings $1.08/Hour $10.78/Day $269.50/Month $3,234/Year
You can also report unauthorized idling vehicles for which a letter will be mailed to the registered owner of the idling vehicle, stating that his/her vehicle was anonymously reported for idling, along with information on local idling rules and benefits of not idling. In addition, the information reported may also be shared with local law enforcement agencies to inform them of possible areas of frequent idling occurrences.
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Heavy-duty diesel trucks contribute to 48% of on-road mobile source ozone causing emissions in the North Central Texas region. Reducing unnecessary idling can help decrease these emissions and provide better air quality for everyone. NCTCOG wants to help the trucking industry and heavy-duty diesel drivers do their part in improving the environment by providing the following.
- Information about local anti-idling ordinances within the region
- Locations of electrified parking spaces
- Idle reduction strategies and available funding information
- Fleet policy solutions
Local governments play a major part in improving air quality for the north central Texas region by adopting and enforcing ordinances and implementing policies that encourage heavy-duty diesel vehicle idle reduction. NCTCOG has developed several resources available to local governments which include the following.
- Potential Enforcement Strategies
- Guidance for Local Governments
- Clean Fleet Policy
- TCEQ Idling Limitations Rule Updates
- Idle Free School Zones