Incentive launched to help replace heavy-duty diesel vehicles at LAX

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US airport operator Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has launched a new voluntary incentive program designed to help stakeholders at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), California, replace older, heavy-duty diesel-burning vehicles with new ones that emit fewer pollutants

The Zero & Near-Zero Emission Heavy-Duty Vehicle Incentive Program will distribute up to US$500,000 in grants of no more than US$15,000 per vehicle and will help LAWA and airport businesses to meet the shared strategic goal of reducing carbon emissions.

Samantha Bricker, deputy executive director for the Environmental Programs Group at LAWA, said, “When it comes to addressing the challenges of climate change and cleaner air, all of our airport partners can play a role in reducing our carbon footprint and operating in a more sustainable manner.

“Our Zero & Near-Zero Emission Heavy-Duty Vehicle Incentive Program provides funding that will allow our airport partners to purchase cleaner vehicles, that operate at LAX, benefitting our airport, our local community and our region.”

The incentive applies to airport contractors, licensees, or lessees that own and operate qualifying heavy-duty vehicles at LAX.

After purchase of a cleaner vehicle, the applicant must complete the older vehicle’s replacement either by rendering it inoperable and to be sold as scrap, or by relocating it to a facility outside of California.

Interested in how airports can reduce their emissions? Check out the ‘Environment & Sustainability stream at the Passenger Terminal Conference, which takes place during Passenger Terminal Expo, on March 26, 27 and 28, 2019, in London.

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