Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Promoting Anti-Idling Technologies along the Arizona-Sonora Border (State 2008 DERA Grant)

Location: Arizona: Arizona-Sonora Border

Under the 2008 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) awarded to all States, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided the State of Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) over $423,000 in grant funding to promote idle reduction technologies through outreach methods and grant initiatives. Such effort will aim to establish three truck stop electrification (TSE) sites equipped with electrified parking spaces within the inland ports of entry along Arizona’s border with Mexico by the end of September 2010. The program will include technology workshops that inform and promote idle-reduction technologies. This pilot grant program will focus on Arizona’s border counties of Santa Cruz, Yuma, and Cochise.