Locomotives and ARB Incentive Funding Programs
This page last reviewed April 05, 2013
Proposition 1B - Goods Movement
Up to $100 million of a total of $1 billion of Proposition 1B - Goods Movement funding has been designated for statewide locomotive emission reduction projects.
Carl Moyer Program:Annual funding, depending on the actual issuance of bonds, that may be available to reduce emissions from diesel-fueled sources, including locomotives.
AB 118- Air Quality Improvement ProgramUp to a total funding of $50 million annually, depending on the actual issuance of bonds, may be available to reduce emissions from diesel-fueled sources. Based on the total available annual funding, from $1 to $10 million annually may be available to demonstrate technologies on the cusp of commercial production that are able to further reduce emissions from diesel-fueled sources.
U.S. EPA Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA)
U.S. EPA awarded ARB up to $4 million to fund a minimum of four genset switch locomotives: two for the BNSF San Bernardino railyard in the South Coast Air Basin and two in the San Joaquin Valley Air Basin.
- DERA 2010: ARB awarded $1.9 million to repower two older switch locomotives as gensets to operate in the BNSF San Bernardino Railyard in the South Coast Air Basin (BNSF 1309, BNSF 1310).
- DERA 2010: ARB awarded $2 million to repower two older switch locomotives as gensets to operate in the San Joaquin Valley Air Basin. ARB partnered with the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District to leverage the money and was able to fund five locomotives for three different projects.
U.S. EPA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009
The Air Resources Board was awarded about $8.9 million to fund a minimum of eight genset switch locomotives in the South Coast Air Basin by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Through a competitive bidding process, BNSF submitted the successful application to fund 11 genset switch locomotives to operate at the BNSF Hobart, BNSF San Bernardino, and BNSF Watson/Wilmington railyards.