Spring Breaking Locally

During the spring semester of school, the first and only extended break students have before summer is Spring Break. It’s the most anticipated week of the semester and we understand why. Students will finally get a much needed break from their school work and can have some fun. While having fun is important, remember to keep air quality and the environment in mind during Spring Break. We have some recommendations on how the entire family can be air aware during this exciting week. Spring Break gives students an entire week of freedom from school, and most would like to use this time to go on a vacation. However, taking a road trip with your friends to a far-off location can cause harm due to

Special Nissan LEAF Pricing

For a limited time only, Nissan is offering an exclusive Fleetail incentive of up to $10,000 for DFW EVgo customers who purchase a LEAF from a dealer inventory. The 2017 Nissan LEAF is America’s best-selling 100 percent electric vehicle that doesn’t require any gas. Say goodbye to oil changes and buying gas, and hello to three years of roadside assistance and 24 months of complimentary public charging. Coupled with the $7,500 Federal Tax Credit, the total savings could be close to $17,500 or more. The $10,000 Fleetail incentive cannot be combined with other Nissan special incentives. Take advantage of the special Nissan LEAF pricing before March 31! To learn more about the Nissan LEAF visit

Become an I-30 Insider to Start Earning Rewards

From now until April 28, I-30 commuters can register for the I-30 Insider Challenge and earn rewards when they log their alternative commute at TryParkingIt.com. Don't miss out on easy I-30 Insider Challenge rewards for your alternative commute choices along I-30. Just register for the I-30 Insider Challenge; track your alternative commutes and select the I-30 Insider icon to earn I-30 Insider Reward points. The only thing left to do after that is claim your I-30 Insider Rewards. Get them while supplies last. Carpool. Vanpool. Bike. Walk. Take transit. Telecommute. Work a compressed schedule. Just don't drive alone. However you get there, log it at TryParkingIt.com.

TERP Rebate Grant Program is Open

The Texas Commission of Environmental Quality (TCEQ) through its Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP), has announced the re-opening of the Rebate Grants Program. The grants are available for diesel on-road and select non-road replacement and repower projects, and are on a first come first serve basis. In addition, part of the funds will be set aside for applications from entities that qualify as a Small Business under the TERP Guidelines. Small businesses are encouraged to apply. For more information please visit: www.terpgrants.org.

Propane Funding Opportunities

Propane Council of Texas (ProCOT) is offering incentives for the purchase of new, factory-direct propane-powered engine and/or aftermarket conversions to propane. Incentives will be available for the incremental cost between gas/diesel vehicles and a LPG vehicle up to $7,500. There is a $30,000 perpetual lifetime cap per fleet. Funding is available, first-come, first-serve while funds are available. For more information on this opportunity please visit: http://www.propanecounciloftexas.org/fleet-incentives

Targeting Diesel-Generated Pollution: Request for Information

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is seeking information to identify potential diesel emissions reduction projects as well as sites, companies or agencies operating diesel-powered vehicles or equipment involved in disproportionate idling activity in the North Texas region. This information will help NCTCOG target air pollution from older on-road, non-road, and/or off-road diesel vehicles or equipment through outreach and education, and possibly incentives for replacement or repower of diesel vehicles or equipment. Information and suggestions should be sent to AQgrants@nctcog.org. Entities interested in providing input and/or partnering with NCTCOG for this on this topi

NCTCOG Sponsoring Car Care Clinics in April

NCTCOG is partnering with local automotive repair shops to sponsor Car Care Clinics throughout April 2017 to help North Texas drivers whose vehicles have the check engine light illuminated. A vehicle’s check engine light turns on when there may be an issue that could negatively impact its emissions. These free clinics will provide drivers with an opportunity to talk to a technician about their vehicle’s issues. Staff will be at each clinic to discuss financial assistance that is available to help drivers with repairs. To find a clinic, visit www.NTXCarCare.org. For additional information, send an email to NTXCarCare@nctcog.org, or call 817-704-5697.

Fleets for the Future: Regional Alternative Fuel Vehicle Procurement Kick-Off

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is looking for fleet representatives and fleet procurement staff to participate in a new initiative, Fleets for the Future. With a focus on local public fleets, NCTCOG plans to open a regional cooperative procurement of alternative fuel vehicles. NCTCOG hopes to increase regional alte rnative fuel deployment by coordinating the procurement of select vehicles and infrastructure to obtain volume discounts that fleets cannot access individually. To learn more and take an alternative fuel vehicle fleet survey, visit the Fleets for the Future website, http://www.nctcog.org/f4f, or contact Bailey Muller at bmuller@nctcog.org or 817-695-9299.

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