Port of Long Beach, LA Looking to Fund Clean Air Projects to Help Reach Zero Emissions Goal


The ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles announced last week that they are offering funding for projects that include the development of goods-movement technologies and the improvement of air quality.

This year’s request calls for concept papers for projects that have the potential to reduce emissions, including diesel particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides and greenhouse gases, according to Port of Long Beach (POLB) officials.

The seed money is provided by the ports’ Technology Advancement Program (TAP), which has allowed for the distribution of over $21 million since 2007 to advance technology that will “help lower health risks posed by air pollution from ships, trucks, harbor craft, cargo handling equipment and rail locomotives serving the ports.”

TAP was created by the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP), which was adopted in 2006 and updated last November.


Projects for vessels, trucks, trains, terminal equipment and harbor craft that warrant further consideration will be invited to submit a full proposal later.

For more information, download the 2018 Call for Projects here

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.