VW Mitigation Fund

VW Mitigation Trust Funding Available to Short Lines in Calif.

The Volkswagen (VW) Environmental Mitigation Trust for California has approximately $55 million in funding available to support “statewide combustion freight and marine projects that replace or repower equipment to the cleanest commercially available internal combustion, hybrid or zero emission technologies,” the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA) reported in its Nov. 30 Views & News newsletter.

VW’s stains = $$$ for trains

Funds are now available from the Volkswagen Clean Air Act Civil Settlement for ports and other government-owned transportation operators to significantly reduce NOx emissions and other pollutants by replacing outdated switching locomotives.