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RGGI Funding for Transportation Electrification

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU), and New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) released the State’s first Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) Strategic Funding Plan rggi-strategic-funding-plan.pdf ( Years 2020 through 2022. The Plan identifies the four initiatives the Agencies will invest the RGGI auction proceeds in for the years 2020 through 2022. The initiatives are:

  1. Catalyzing Clean, Equitable Transportation;
  2. Promoting Blue Carbon in Coastal Habitats;
  3. Enhancing Forests and Urban Forests; and
  4. Creating a New Jersey Green Bank.
These initiatives are aligned with Governor Murphy’s strategic vision for achieving 100 percent clean energy by 2050 and the Global Warming Response Act mandate of reducing state greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent below 2006 levels. NJDEP will be disbursing funding for clean, equitable transportation through periodic project solicitations. Eligibility requirements are: Local government vehicles including but not limited to shuttle, school bus and transit buses; and privately owned school buses under contract with a public school district. Buses must remain in service with a public school for at least 3 years and in New Jersey for 5 years. NJDEP will reimburse 100% of the incremental cost of the electric vehicle, plus the associated charging infrastructure. Priority will be given to projects in overburdened communities NJDEP | Environmental Justice | Environmental Justice Overburdened Communities (OBC) that demonstrate the best greenhouse gas cost effectiveness. Additionally, the vehicle being replaced must be decommissioned and the funded vehicles will be required to install a datalogger and record telematics data for a period of two (2) years. Reimbursement for the datalogger will be provided as part of the grant.

For the list of awarded projects, click here

Call for Electrification Projects

The solicitation period has closed, and BMS does not currently have any open solicitations. However, BMS is always interested in hearing from constituents about potential projects. Please use the forms listed below to submit any ideas for future consideration.

Transportation Electrification Proposals Adobe Icon

eMobility Proposals Adobe Icon should bring clean transportation options to environmental justice communities through innovative electric ride sharing and ride hailing programs, electric taxis, shuttle services, and more.

New Jersey's Diesel Demonstration Projects

NJDEP’s Diesel Risk Reduction Program oversees and helps manage over $10 million in voluntary demonstration projects to reduce diesel emissions using retrofit technologies such as diesel oxidation catalysts (DOCs), diesel particulate filters (DPFs) and idle reduction technologies. These technologies are being implemented across all diesel sectors including on-road vehicles, off-road construction vehicles, locomotives, and port-related equipment such as cranes and yard hostlers. NJDEP does not have a dedicated source of funding for these projects but does receive grants and settlement funds periodically. Projects funded must comply with applicable public bidding regulations. If you have a project that you think should receive consideration for future funding, please complete the and return to .

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arrow How much federal DERA and ARRA grant money has been received?











NJ Transit Idle Reduction Project in Raritan Borough, NJ

In response to complaints from residents of the Borough of Raritan about noise and odors from idling locomotives at the NJ Transit’s Raritan rail yard, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), with the cooperation of NJ Transit, identified ways to reduce diesel exhaust emissions from the rail yard. NJDEP completed a theoretical assessment or “modeling” of potential health risks to nearby residents from idling locomotives. At the same time, NJ Transit implemented an Idling Minimization Program, under which locomotives are shut off approximately 1 hour after returning to the yard for the evening, or when laying over in the yard for more than 1 hour, when ambient temperatures are above 0 degrees Fahrenheit. This effort was completed in 2008 and the Idling Minimization Program remains in effect.

arrow Estimated Impacts From Idling Locomotives in the Borough of Raritan, N.J. - February 2008
arrow Predicted Impact of Diesel Emissions due to Locomotive Idling at the Raritan Rail Yard (Raritan, Somerset Co.)


Existing Idle Reduction Technologies

While the best way to keep our air clean is to shut off diesel engines when vehicles are not in motion, there are clean-diesel technologies that can be installed on trucks, buses, school buses and off road construction equipment such as bulldozers, backhoes, etc. Most of these technologies provide an alternate source of power, allowing engines to be turned off and producing savings in fuel and maintenance.
The Department of Environmental Protection makes no claims as to the effectiveness or operation of these products.  This listing is for informational purposes only.

arrow Description of Idling Reduction Technologies listed on USEPA web site
arrow EPA Verified Technologies
arrow California Air Resources Board (CARB) Verified Technologies
arrow World Trade Center Diesel Reduction Project
arrow Xanadu Construction Project