The Regional Council on Nov. 4, 2021, approved 27 proposals as a part of the Last Mile Freight Program Phase 1 to be awarded $10 million. The Regional Council also approved a contingency list of projects that can be considered should additional funding become available through the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee.
The Last Mile Freight Program Phase 1 is the initial step towards implementing freight-related clean vehicles/equipment and infrastructure to support cleaner air goals. The focus on last mile freight operations is particularly significant as trucks serving the regional distribution market constitute nearly 90 percent of total truck trips in the region.
Following approval of the project list by the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee, SCAG staff will work closely with the awarded agencies to further define the scopes of work and develop a project initiation schedule and budgets. Read more about the Last Mile Freight Program at scag.ca.gov/lmfp.