Employers in the San Francisco Bay Area that have 50 or more full-time employees within the Bay Area Air Quality Management District's geographic boundaries are now required to register and offer commuter benefits to their employees. This must occur by September 30, 2014 in order to comply with the Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program. Through this program, employers must offer their employees one of four Commuter Benefit options in order to comply with Air District Regulation 14, Rule 1. Commuter benefits encourage employees to take transit, vanpool, carpool, bicycle, and walk rather than drive alone to work. Employers with less than 50 Bay Area employees may be subject to a local commuter benefits ordinance.
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On May 27, 2014 in Gilroy, California, Dr. Deborah Flores, Superintendent of Gilroy Unified School District, conveyed the District’s appreciation for being selected to hand over their old diesel bus and get it back as a state-of-the-art converted electric school bus. In addition, the school was supplied with a solar array to help generate electricity to fuel the bus. "We are so pleased to be able to help the environment and also to help our budget," she said.
Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coalition is excited about the launch of the re-powered electric school bus at Gilroy Unified School District. The video describes the disruptive innovation project of seven Silicon Valley firms coming together to solve an American problem - school buses, the key players include Breathe California, ETDC, CH Reynolds, and ADOMANI. Click here to watch the video and learn more about the electric school bus and what it means for the future of alternative fuel transportation.
On Thursday, April 24th Doug Bond, Transportation Services Manager at Alameda County received his crystal award for Leadership with Electric Vehicles at the beginning of the Silicon Valley Leaderships Group DRIVING CHARGED & CONNECTED. Doug already has multiple electric vehicles in use at Alameda and more on the way and is considered an Alternative Fuel Vehicle leader by Silicon Valley.
Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coalition is proud to announce that our Chairman of the Board, Bob Garzee, has been selected by the Junior League of San Jose’s panel of judges to receive the Crystal Bowl Award at their 45th Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon. Bob was nominated for his persistent outreach work and technical contributions in the area of green transportation, and for volunteering more than a thousand hours annually to Breathe California and Silicon Valley Clean Cities Coalition.
Today, about half of the vehicles in the United States are parked at overnight locations with access to plugs, providing a great foundation for the country's plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging infrastructure.