The Proposition 1B – Goods Movement Emission Reduction Program (commonly
referred to as the “Prop. 1B Program”) was approved by the voters in 2006
and provides funding for projects that reduce emissions from goods movement
operations. Emissions from diesel equipment, locomotives and vehicles
involved in goods movement greatly impact the health of communities located
near ports, rail yards, distribution centers and roads with high truck
traffic. The Prop. 1B Program is intended to reduce diesel air pollution
from goods movement operations and achieve the earliest possible health risk
reduction in nearby communities. The projects funded by the Prop. 1B
Program must achieve “early or extra emission reductions” that are not
required by a law or regulation.
The Prop. 1B Program offers a financial incentive to owners/operators of
eligible equipment involved in goods movement operations to upgrade their
equipment, install electrical infrastructure at a truck stop or distribution
facility, or implement other projects that will reduce diesel air pollutant
emissions. The types of goods movement equipment targeted by the Prop. 1B
program include: heavy-duty diesel trucks (replacement or repower), truck stop or distribution center
electrification infrastructure, ships at berth (e.g., shore
power), commercial harbor craft, and cargo handling equipment at ports or
rail yard facilities.
The Prop. 1B Program Guidelines can be found on the California Air Resources
Board website at:
For information on Prop. 1B heavy-duty truck
projects, including electrification
infrastructure at a truck stop or
distribution center, click on this link.
Ships-at-Berth/Cargo Handling Equipment:
For information on Prop. 1B
ships-at-berth/cargo handling equipment
projects, click on this link.