In January of 2022, The New York Clean Transportation Prizes program awarded a total of US$3 million to 17 finalists. Now, the ten finalists have been awarded a total of $85 million. The New York Clean Transportation Prizes program aims to enhance clean transportation, improve mobility options, and reduce harmful emissions through innovative transportation solutions.
Three projects addressing air pollution reduction in underserved communities received three prizes of $10 million each:
- The Clean Transit Access Program for electrifying NYC Dollar Vans – led by Dollaride (New York City);
- The Bronx is Breathing: Reimagining a Cleaner Hunts Point – led by Volvo Technology of America (New York City); and
- Centering People, Place and Policy for Buffalo’s Clean Mobility Future – led by Local Initiatives Support Corporation Western New York Office (Western New York).
Four prizes of $7 million each were awarded to projects that demonstrate electric mobility options to solve the needs of underserved communities:
- Promoting Sustainable Transportation: Electric Micro-Shuttle Services in Long Island – led by Circuit Transit Inc. (Long Island);
- Project MOVER: Moving onto Vast E-Micro-mobility Replication – led by EIT InnoEnergy USA (Mid-Hudson);
- Red Hook Recharge Zone – led by Revel Transit (New York City); and
- Tompkins County Transportation Equity & Access Project – led by Tompkins Consolidated Area Transit (Southern Tier).
Three prizes of $8 million each were awarded to projects that demonstrate electrified solutions for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles:
- Freight Electrification-as-a-Service for Transformation – led by CALSTART (Mid-Hudson, New York City);
- Accelerating New York Fuel Cell Bus & Hydrogen Infrastructure Deployments – led by Krueger Transport (New York City); and
- Electrifying School Buses in the Bronx – led by New York City School Bus Umbrella Services (New York City).
“I am proud to be providing the most significant investment yet in clean transportation for historically underserved communities in New York State,” said Governor Kathy Hochul. “Improving access to clean mobility options, electrifying trucks and buses, and supporting projects that reduce air pollution modernizes the way residents and visitors access community services, recreation, and work opportunities while creating jobs, improving health, and reducing the impacts of climate change.”
This funding is administered by the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority in partnership with the New York State Department of Public Service and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.