Grants Aimed To Improve Local Air Quality

Louisville Metro Government, UPS and the city of Jeffersontown will share federal grants totaling nearly $6.36 million to improve safety and air quality, Gov. Steve Beshear and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials have announced.

The grants are under the federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program.

Grants aimed to improve local air quality

The awards included:

  • Kentuckiana Air Education program – $480,000.  This program educates the public about the health effects of poor air quality, raises awareness of ozone season and encourages behavior that will help local air quality.
  • UPS trucks and fueling station – $4,823,960.  This public-private partnership between Louisville Metro Government and UPS will assist in the UPS transition from diesel-gasoline vehicles to compressed natural gas vehicles at the UPS facility in Louisville. Funding will be used to help pay for trucks and construction of a fueling station.
  • City of Jeffersontown – $1,056,000.  Funding is for the construction of a paved bicycle-pedestrian path parallel to Watterson Trail between Stonybrook Drive and Mulberry Row Way, a distance of nearly a mile. The city proposed the path as part of a system that would afford those who use it an alternative to motor vehicles.

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