Related Proceedings and Actions
On June 3, 2020, the NYC Department of Transportation launched its Clean Trucks Program using $9.8 million in Volkswagen Settlement funds allocated by DEC for the project. The Clean Trucks Program uses incentives to replace older, higher polluting diesel trucks with battery-electric, compressed natural gas, diesel-electric hybrid, plug-in hybrid-electric, and new diesel trucks with much lower emissions. The Clean Trucks Program will provide funding ranging from $12,000 to $185,000 per truck replacement depending on the fuel type. The old diesel vehicles must be scrapped to receive the incentive.
On September 15, 2021, Mayor de Blasio launched a $37 million violence intervention employment program that is designed to create 1,500 green jobs in Brownsville, South Jamaica, East and Central Harlem, Mott Haven, and across the Bronx. The initiative connects individuals at risk of involvement in gun violence with green jobs in partnership with BlocPower, a Brooklyn-based climate technology startup. The first wave of hiring will include over 200 individuals from neighborhoods facing disproportionate levels of gun violence.