Request for Comments/Input
On July 19, the Department of Environmental Protection issued a draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan available below. Comments on the proposed plan are due August 20, 2018.
Summary details on the proposed allocation are provided below:
Year One funding is projected at $23.5 million (31.3% of $75.0644244 million), within the maximum $25.021 million (one third of $75.0644244 million) allowed in year one funding. The Year One project categories and estimated funding amounts that DEP anticipates will be appropriate to achieve the plan's goals are:
- $11 million (14.7% of $75,064,424.40 million) for the purchase of electric transit buses and ancillary electric amenities for the transit buses for two Regional Transit Authorities (RTAs) under EMA #2. Buses will be purchased for the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) and the Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority (MVTA). Both of RTAs have already added electric transit buses to their fleets and the VW Settlement funds will support eight additional electric buses for the PVTA and five additional buses for the MVTA. These two RTAs were selected for Year One funding based on their ability to procure buses in state fiscal year 2019.
- $5 million (6.7% of $75,064,424.40 million) for the installation of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) under EMA #9; and,
- $7.5 million (10.0% of $75,064,424.40 million) for projects proposed through an open solicitation to implement any of the EMAs (except the EVSE EMA #9) allowed under the VW Settlement.
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