Councilmember James Johnson Applauds AQMD for Zero Emissions Technologies Approval

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A new program at the AQMD will improve air quality in Long Beach by increasing movement of goods using zero-emission trucks.

 

On Friday, April 5th, 2013, the Air Quality Management District (AQMD) voted to execute the contracts and proceed with the development of a demonstration section of a Catenary Zero Emissions Goods Movement System. This project will allow trucks to move goods with zero tailpipe emissions, protecting health and quality of life for West Long Beach neighborhoods and surrounding communities.

“I applaud the AQMD and their funding partners for approving this vital project for Long Beach and all of Southern California,” Councilmember James Johnson said.  “Working together with the trucking community, we have already reduced air pollution by 80% over the past few years.  This new technology will help us to reduce air pollution even further, while allowing us to grow our economy and create much needed jobs.” 

Councilmember James Johnson has long advocated for the development of zero emissions technologies and has brought several related items before the Long Beach City Council. Recently, as the Vice Chair of the Energy and Environment Committee for the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), he voted to adopt a Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) that included this project as a top priority for regional air quality improvement.

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