JUNE 9, 2016 — The Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District (AQMD) this week awarded $380,000 in grants to fund 12 projects that will improve air quality in local communities.
The District’s Clean Air Funds program distributes money collected through vehicle registration fees and Solano County property tax to local public agencies, businesses and non-profit organizations for projects focused on reducing air pollution from mobile sources.
“Cars and trucks contribute heavily to local air pollution,” said Mat Ehrhardt, Yolo-Solano AQMD’s executive director. “With our Clean Air Funds, we’re able to achieve emission reductions that otherwise may not be possible. These grants will help our partners adopt cleaner technology, improve clean transportation modes and educate the public on how to protect our clean air future.”
The projects awarded grants for the 2016 cycle are:
- Added electric vehicle charging capacity in West Sacramento ($8,119)
- Safe Routes to School programming in Winters ($10,367)
- Safe Routes to School incentives in Woodland ($5,000)
- Safe Routes to School programming throughout eastern Solano County ($52,268)
- An active transportation hub in Davis ($6,653)
- A transit training and advocacy program for teens in various communities ($28,558)
- Bicycle ambassador safety training in Davis ($5,525)
- Clean truck replacements in Dixon ($27,906)
- Bike lane improvements on Hartley Road north of Vacaville ($66,554)
- Bike lane improvements on Dixon Avenue in Dixon ($54,050)
- Establishment of a Commuter Benefits program for eastern Solano employers ($75,000)
- A new Solano County Bike Map and wayfinding signs ($40,000)