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Port of New Orleans receives grant to promote older trucks replacement

January 27, 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans a $727,000 Clean Diesel grant for the Port’s voluntary Clean Truck Replacement Incentive Program, or Clean TRIP. The grant will assist short-haul and drayage truck owners servicing the Port’s jurisdiction, enabling them to replace older truck models between 1993 and 2006 with model year 2011 or newer through a cost share program.

The Port’s Environmental Department, led by Amelia Pellegrin, will develop, lead, implement and manage the two-year program, including developing a fair and transparent application process. Port officials and partners will initiate community outreach efforts with the trucking industry in the spring.