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$363 million spending package going toward clean vehicle incentives

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Posted at 1:49 PM, Sep 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-02 16:49:17-04

$363 million of a $900 million spending package will be dedicated to clean vehicle incentives, Bakersfield assemblymember Rudy Salas announced Friday.

Salas’ effort to reach a landmark agreement on climate funding was reached. The incentives will create cleaner air in disadvantaged communities throughout the Central Valley.

Below is a summary of the $900 million spending package:

  • $135 million for the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital program
  • $133 million for a reformed Clean Vehicle Rebate Program
  • $80 million for the Enhanced Vehicle Fleet Modernization program
  • $140 million for the Transformative Climate Communities program
  • $5 million to reduce black carbon emissions
  • $50 million for programs that help dairies reduce emissions and pollution
  • $7.5 million to continue the successful State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP)
  • $20 million to help individuals in low-income communities reduce their energy use