About the Hunts Point CTP
The Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program (Program) 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 vehicles. Rebate incentives are also available for truck scrappage and the installation of exhaust retrofit technologies.
Goals and Objectives
The Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program (HPCTP) 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 will replace 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 vehicle scrappage and 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 is applying for a Buy America Waiver for the HPCTP, and is working with State and Federal transportation agency partners to complete the process. Please be aware that the processing of payments for HPCTP rebate applications may be delayed as a result of this process. In the interim, it is advised that applicants shopping for trucks choose only trucks that are assembled in the United States. The HPCTP Team stands ready to assist all applicants in adhering to the Buy America provision.
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