Locomotives & Rail Sector
The objective of the Locomotives and Rail Sector Workgroup is to share information on current and potential emissions reduction projects along the West Coast. The workgroup focuses on topics that include reducing emissions through idle reduction and emerging technologies, exploring innovative financing mechanisms, leveraging federal funds, and sharing lessons learned regarding technologies and practices. Members of this workgroup are integral to its success in implementing innovative locomotives/rail projects. If you would like to join the Locomotives and Rail Sector Workgroup, please contact Francisco Dóñez.
We hope you can join us for the next West Coast Collaborative webinar Tuesday, May 21 from 11-1pm PDT.
This will be the first of a series of webinars that will be focused on various freight technologies, projects and activities. This webinar will provide an overview of a workshop held in Diamond Bar in April: Transitioning to Zero Emission Freight Transport Technologies Symposium. The agenda and presentations from this Symposium can be found here.
For those who will not be in front of a computer during this time, the Powerpoint presentations (PDF) are attached for the overview, provided by Henry Hogo, SCAQMD and the locomotive session, provided by Harold Holmes, ARB. The truck and ports discussions will not have PowerPoint presentations, instead, please see the presentations from the April workshop in Diamond Bar.
Final Agenda: West Coast Collaborative Goods Movement Webinar #1:
Overview of the Near- and Zero-Tailpipe Emission Freight Transport Technologies
TODAY- Tuesday, May 21st 11am-1pm PDT
For audio: 1-866-299-3188; Pass code: 415-972-7418#
Instructions to All Participants Prior to the Webinar:
Make sure to log into the webinar prior to the start of the webinar. Access the URL above. Choose "Enter as Guest.” Under “Name” list your name and organization (i.e Francisco Dóñez EPA Region 9), and click “Enter Room.” You may have to download any necessary software, so please test this system 10 minutes prior to the webinar.
1. Welcome and Introductions: Tyler Cooley, Trucking Sector Lead, West Coast Collaborative, U.S. EPA Region 9
2. Overview of the Freight Technology Symposium April 10-11th: Henry Hogo, Assistant Deputy Executive Officer, Mobile Source Division, Science and Technology Advancement, South Coast Air Quality Management District- see PowerPoint presentation
3. Trucking Technologies: Joe Calavita, CA Air Resources Board (ARB)- note no PPT
4. Locomotive Technologies: Harold Holmes, Manager, Rail Strategies Section, ARB- see PowerPoint presentation (PDF)
5. Ports Equipment, Harbor Crafts, Tug Boats and Ocean Going Vessels and Technologies: Kevin Maggay, Port of Los Angeles and Renee Moilanen, Port of Long Beach- note no PPT but see the Freight Technology Symposium web site above for their presentations
6. WCC Update: Status of DERA Competitive National and Tribal RFP’s: Penny McDaniel, WCC Co-Lead, EPA Region 9
7. Roundtable Updates from our WCC Partners- ALL
WEBINAR NOTES ARE LOCATED HERE (PDF)
- Competitive DERA 2012 Replacing a Line-Haul Locomotive: the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District received $700,000 for replacing a cleaner engine in the areas of Sacramento, San Joaquin Valley, and San Francisco Bay.
- Competitive DERA 2012 Locomotive Engine Upgrade Project for the Washington Commuter Rail System the Sound Transit: the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency received $1,200,000 to reduce diesel pollution by repowering locomotive engines in partnership with Sound Transit, which travels between Tacoma and Seattle and between Everett and Seattle.
- DERA 2011: Repowering Two Locomotives in the San Joaquin Valley (2011): The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District received $2,000,000 to repower two locomotives in the Valley.
- Competitive 2010 DERA Grant: Repowering Four Switch Yard Locomotives Across California: California Air Resources Board received $3,949,496 to repower four switch yard and short haul locomotives that operate in the South Coast and San Joaquin Valley Air Basins.
- American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Repowering Switch Yard Locomotives in Southern California: California Air Resources Board received $8,888,888 to repower 8 switch yard locomotives that operate in the South Coast Air Basin.
- American Reinvestment and Recovery Act: Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Locomotive Repower Project: Puget Sound to Clean Air Agency received $2,534,511 to fund cleaner switcher locomotives.