About the Hunts Point CTP
Round 4 funding is here, as of March 21, 2017!
The New York City Department of Transportation has secured additional funding for the Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program (HPCTP). The Round 4 funding aims to replace and improve the emissions of up to 100 older diesel trucks.
The HPCTP incentive rebate funding is for businesses that operate within, or regularly travel to, the South Bronx communities of Hunts Point and Port Morris. The HPCTP will replace older Class 3 to Class 8 trucks with a model year 2016 or newer truck with a U.S. EPA 2010 emission compliant or newer diesel engine or alternative fuel engine (hybrid diesel-electric, compressed natural gas or battery electric truck). Funding is also available for the installation of diesel exhaust retrofit technologies.
Updates have been made to the HPCTP application, fact sheet and the rebate funding matrix. The 2017 rebate incentive caps range from $10,000 for a Class 3 diesel fueled truck up to $30,000 for a Class 8 diesel fueled truck. The 2017 rebate incentive caps range from $17,000 to $90,000 for an alternative fuel replacement truck. Scrapping of the older truck being replaced is required. Diesel exhaust retrofit technology rebate amounts will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
The Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program (HPCTP) is a unique and exciting environmental initiative led by the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) aiming to promote sustainable transportation and a cleaner environment in the South Bronx, New York. The Program targets truck owners serving the Hunts Point and Port Morris communities and offers attractive rebate incentives (PDF, download Acrobat Reader) for the purchase of advanced transportation technologies and alternative fuels such as new diesel, hybrid electric, compressed natural gas, and battery electric trucks. Rebate incentives are also available for the installation of exhaust retrofit technologies.
Goals and Objectives
The Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program prides itself in its mission to provide rebate incentives for the purchase of “cleaner trucks for a greener South Bronx.” Through the use of advanced transportation technologies and cleaner fuels, the Program has already replaced up to 500 older trucks with newer and more environmentally friendly vehicles. The overall goal is to reduce diesel pollution and improve air quality and public health. In order to implement a successful Program, the NYCDOT and its Program Partners understand the importance of building strong relationships and partnerships with members of the Bronx community. For this reason, the Program looks to engage stakeholders, government agencies and the local community in every step of this initiative.
The U.S. Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) provides funding for programs in air quality nonattainment and maintenance areas for ozone, carbon monoxide (CO), and particulate matter (PM-10, PM-2.5) that aim to reduce transportation related emissions. Through a competitive solicitation conducted by the New York State Department of Transportation and FHWA, NYCDOT received approval to implement the Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program and assist with alternative fuel infrastructure in Hunts Point. The Program will allow members of the trucking community in the South Bronx to replace their older vehicles with newer cleaner trucks as well as provide funds for exhaust retrofit technologies.
The HPCTP is funded by the the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Congestion and Mitigation Air Quality Program, or CMAQ. This means that as a Federal-Aid project, the HPCTP must conform to the Buy America provision which requires that vehicles purchased using FHWA funds be manufactured in the United States using 100% domestically sourced iron and steel. Because it is extremely complicated to determine the source of iron and steel in the manufacturing of a truck or vehicle, NYCDOT has applied for and received a waiver allowing vehicle eligibility as long as the truck is final assembled in the U.S. As part of the documentation on the new replacement truck, a photograph of the door jamb tag is submitted with the paperwork showing the final assembly of the new replacement truck within the United States.