Stakeholder Input Needed on Clean Truck Strategy Draft

March 28, 2022

Provide Input on the Colorado Clean Truck Strategy Draft

This month, a public comment draft of the Colorado Clean Truck Strategy was released by the Colorado Energy Office (CEO), the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, Air Pollution Control Division (APCD). This draft outlines the goals and actions that the state of Colorado plans to take in the next few years in order to accelerate the adoption of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The Colorado Clean Truck Strategy is a part of the initiatives within Gov. Jared Polis’ Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Planning Standard. The CDOT, explains that this standard and its initiatives aim to “reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector, improve air quality and reduce smog, and provide more travel options.”

Medium – and Heavy-Duty vehicles are essential to our everyday lives here in Colorado. These vehicles range from school buses to semi-trucks, and many important vehicle types in-between. “These are the vehicles that bring Colorado kids to school, deliver food to our local grocery stores, plow our streets, repair our critical infrastructure, power our businesses and do hundreds of other critical jobs for our lives and economy,” the CDOT explains in their news release. While they play an important role in our livelihoods, Medium – and Heavy-Duty vehicles are currently the second-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the state’s transportation sector. They emit 22 percent of on-road GHG, though they make up less than 10 percent of all Colorado vehicles.

The Colorado Clean Truck Strategy plays an important role in changing these statistics as it encourages Colorado’s adoption of zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty trucks with goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from these vehicles by at least 45% by 2050. Coloradans are invited and encouraged to give their input upon reviewing the Clean Truck Strategy draft, here’s how:

  • Clean Truck Strategy public meetings: We will be hosting public meetings to hear comments on the draft strategy document on March 30 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and March 31 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please click here to sign up. Spanish interpretation will be available upon request.
  • Reach out for a meeting: The state team is happy to schedule additional meetings on this topic with individuals or organizations, please contact cleantruckstrategy@state.co.us to coordinate. 

Please click here to sign up for upcoming meetings, download the draft Clean Truck Strategy, and find other key information about the development of the Colorado Clean Truck Strategy.

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