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Southwest Electric Refrigerated Transport (SWERT)

The Columbia-Willamette Clean Cities was awarded a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) clean diesel funding award of $1,380,770 to replace one diesel yard truck with an electric yard truck, seven diesel refrigerated trailers with all-electric refrigerated trailers, and install 108 electrified parking spaces to eliminate refrigerated trailer idling in Phoenix, Arizona (Maricopa County). The total project cost is $3,340,898, of which nearly $2 million is private fleet cost-share to deploy cleaner electric equipment and install idle reduction infrastructure. Project partners include Papa John’s Food Service (PJFS), KeHE Distributors, the McLane Company, and CleanFuture, Inc. In total, the project is estimated to reduce 135.5 tons of NOx, 5.36 tons of PM2.5, and 29,732 tons of CO2 emissions over the life of the project, while simultaneously reducing 1.099 tons of PM2.5 and generating $1.2 million in public health benefits annually for residents of Maricopa County, Arizona – a county listed as a priority county by EPA and in non-attainment for 2015 and 2008 8-hour Ozone standards.



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