30 November 2022- Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Acting Secretary Ramez Ziadeh will announce a $12.7 million Driving PA Forward initiative to improve air quality by funding local freight truck electrification.

Projects serving environmental justice areas, high traffic density areas, and Act 47 financially distressed municipalities are a top priority.

DEP Environmental Justice Director Justin Dula and Energy Programs Director Dave Althoff will join Ziadeh in the announcement.

Driving PA Forward is the set of grant and rebate programs the Wolf Administration established in 2018 with Pennsylvania’s share of the national settlement with Volkswagen Group of America for cheating on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emissions tests.

WHAT: DEP to Announce $12.7 Million “Electrifying Truck Fleets for Cleaner Air in Our Communities”
WHEN: Thursday, December 1, 2022; 10:00 AM
WHERE: Capitol Media Center, State Capitol Room 01 East Wing, Harrisburg, PA 17126