Reduce emissions from private truck fleets and for-hire vehicles
Currently, the City’s Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program offers rebates to trucks servicing the Hunts Point market for voluntary upgrades to cleaner vehicles or fuels, including diesel replacements. Rebates are offered for the costs of upgrading or retrofitting to a CNG or hybrid, and old “dirty” trucks are being scrapped to ensure they are not resold. As of March 2015, the Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program has funded diesel replacement for close to 450 trucks, reducing their particulate matter emissions by 97 percent. The City will consider replicating the Hunts Point Clean Trucks Program in other industrial areas, with a focus on environmental justice communities and including private waste haulers serving those communities.