Los Angeles issues RFI to meet zero emission truck goal at port
California – The city of Los Angeles Harbor Department is considering public-private partnership (P3) models to accelerate the deployment of zero emission (ZE) trucks at the Port of Los Angeles.
Port of Los Angeles
In a recently released request for information (RFI), the department noted its goal of achieving 100 percent zero emission drayage trucks in the San Pedro Bay ports by 2035.
Funding options that it is exploring include federal or state funding and incentive programs, contributions from other public agencies, incentives from utility providers, private investments, or other potential in-kind investments, contributions or non-monetary incentives.
The ports are considering options for the implementation and administration of this program, including alternatives that use internal resources, private sector partners, and public sector partners. They also will consider a combination of these options.
In contemplating options that involve private-sector partners, consideration will be given to options that align the interests of the port and private-sector partners as well as adopt innovative approaches to:
- Achieve the goal of 100 percent ZE trucks by 2035;
- Accelerate the deployment of ZE trucks at the port prior to 2035;
- Optimize funding sources and financing tools to support the program;
- Decrease costs associated with ZE technologies and supporting infrastructure;
- Maintain competitive total cost of ownership for use of ZE trucks;
- Maintain efficient operations at the port; and,
- Allocate, manage, and mitigate risks associated with the program.
RFI responses are due by 4 p.m. PT on January 7, 2021.