Maryland issued a final plan on Feb. 13, 2019. The plan includes the following allocations:
Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure - 15% or $11.3 million
Private Businesses and Federal Government - 37.7% or $28.5 million for projects to be awarded on a competitive basis
- $2 million for drayage trucks
- $500 thousand for idle reduction
- $5 million vouchers to replace diesel trucks with alternative fuel trucks
- $21 million for other projects involving private sector and federal government fleets (does not exclude diesel but it does say projects using advanced technologies will be strongly considered)
Local Governments and Communities - 20.7% or $15.6 million for projects to be awarded on a competitive basis
- $5.52 million for alternative fuel transit buses – funding for incremental cost
- $4.6 million for alternative fuel school buses ($600 thousand for electric bus pilot program)
- $5.52 million for other eligible projects
State Agency Projects - 25.4% or $19.4 million.
The Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA), the Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA), the Maryland Aviation Administration (MDOT MAA), the Maryland State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), and Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) have identified a number of vehicle-specific projects.
- $1 million for support equipment – trucks – used by MDOT to support rail programs
- $2.1 million MDOT purchase of 4 new diesel transit buses
- $3.28 million MD Port Authority to purchase ground service equipment and 2 ferries
- $9.1 million MD Airport Authority purchase 8 electric transit buses for use at BWI
- $3.29 million MD State Highway Authority for 21 dump trucks – likely diesel
- $300 thousand for 4 Class 5 emergency response diesel vehicles
Administrative Costs - 1.3% or $1 million
Funding Opportunity - Deadline Open Ended
The Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) on June 24, 2020 announced the availability of $500,000 in new funding for cleaner trucks at the Port of Baltimore. The funding is part of a larger effort, $2 million in total, that the state plans to make available for drayage trucks. The Port of Baltimore Dray Truck Replacement Program offers eligible truck owners up to $30,000 to replace their older truck (engine model years 1996-2006) with a newer, cleaner model. The $500,000 is anticipated to fund the purchase of 16 new trucks. The remaining $1.5 million will be released over the next several years. This funding announcement represents the first implementation of funds from Maryland’s VW Settlement. For more information on the program, please visit dieselupgrades.org/drayage-truck-frequently-asked-questions.