$85 Million to Advance Clean Transportation in New York

Ten awards, totalling 85 million USD have been awarded as part of the New York Clean Transportation Prizes programme, which aims to enhance clean transportation, improve mobility options and reduce harmful emissions through innovative transportation solutions.

This second phase of the programme follows the initial 3 million USD that was awarded to 17 finalists under phase one in January 2022 to develop their proposals. Updated proposals were then submitted under phase 2 and considered for grand prize selection.

New York
The NY Clean Transportation Prizes Program is funding innovative, community-driven clean transportation projects, while advancing environmental justice goals

Clean Neighbourhoods Challenge

Three prizes of 10 million USD each were awarded to projects that address air pollution reduction in underserved communities:

  • Clean Transit Access Program – Electrifying NYC Dollar Vans led by Dollaride (New York City)
  • The Bronx is Breathing: Reimagining a Cleaner Hunts Point led by Volvo Technology of America (New York City)
  • Centering People, Place and Policy for Buffalo’s Clean Mobility Future, led by Local Initiatives Support Corporation Western New York Office (Western New York)

Electric Mobility Challenge

Four prizes of 7 million USD each were awarded to projects that demonstrate electric mobility options to solve the needs of underserved communities:

  • Promoting Sustainable Transportation: Electric Micro-Shuttle Services in Long Island led by Circuit Transit Inc. (Long Island)
  • Project MOVER: Moving onto Vast E-Micro-mobility Replication led by EIT InnoEnergy USA (Mid-Hudson)
  • Red Hook Recharge Zone led by Revel Transit (New York City)
  • Tompkins County Transportation Equity & Access Project led by Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (Southern Tier)

Electric Truck & Bus Challenge

Three prizes of 8 million USD each were awarded to projects that demonstrate electrified solutions for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles:

Governor Hochul said:

“I am proud to be providing the most significant investment yet in clean transportation for historically underserved communities in New York State. Improving access to clean mobility options, electrifying trucks and buses, and supporting projects that reduce air pollution modernises the way residents and visitors access community services, recreation, and work opportunities while creating jobs, improving health, and reducing the impacts of climate change.”

This funding is administered by the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority in partnership with the New York State Department of Public Service and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

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