On May 8, 2019, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) released the first funding round for school buses, transit buses, and shuttle buses. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis until May 2020. View grant program details at www.TexasVWFund.org under the "Grants" tab, and click the “Learn More” tab. Approximately $11.7 million is available for bus projects in the DFW area.
Environmental Mitigation Trust (Trust)
On November 16, 2018, the TCEQ published the Final Beneficiary Mitigation Plan for Texas. The Dallas-Fort Worth Priority Area include Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise Counties and will be receiving approximately $33.4 million. Eligible new vehicles must be powered by diesel or an alternative fuel.
Is your organization interesting in taking advantage of these incentives to go the “extra mile” and use cleaner alternative fuel vehicles? Use the AFLEET online tool for an easy-to-use evaluation of the potential business case of alternative fuels in key vehicle segments.
Select "AFLEET Online," "Start New Project, " and the appropriate "Vehicle Type."
Add applicable fuel types from the left column. Update "Purchase Price" with known costs and/or incentive amounts.
In the "Vehicle Options" tab, change the "State" to "Texas." If applicable, update the "Fuel Prices" with contracted fuel prices negotiated for your entity.
Click "Calculate Results" and view graphs on simple payback, emissions, and petroleum use.
Contact AQGrants@nctcog.org for more detailed assistance.
On May 8, 2019, the Texas Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Program released the first funding
round for school buses, transit buses, and shuttle buses.
Key Resources for Trust:
Eligible Mitigation Actions and Other Funding Options [PDF]
Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Investment
Electrify America plans to invest $2 billion in ZEV infrastructure and education outreach over the next nine years. Electrify America has selected metropolitan areas for the installation of new community charging infrastructure to be located in high-traffic, publicly accessible locations. Additional funds will be allocated to installing new DC fast-charging infrastructure along interstate highways nationwide.
Key Resources for ZEV Investment:
Role of NCTCOG
Over 10,000 violating VW vehicles were registered in North Texas. The extra pollution from these cars undermines ongoing efforts to attain the Ozone Standard. NCTCOG participated in efforts to maximize the benefits of any funding received in Texas, especially for the Dallas-Fort Worth area. NCTCOG efforts included:
Environmental Mitigation Trust
Zero Emission Vehicle Investment
For more information, please contact Lori Clark.