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Jaxport gets federal grant to reduce truck emissions

Published on April 25, 2024 at 12:22 pm

Jacksonville’s Talleyrand Marine Terminal is one of two port facilities in Florida that will share more than $8 million in federal funding to improve air quality.

Talleyrand and Port Everglades will use the money to replace diesel-powered trucks with electric rigs and high-powered DC fast chargers.

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The Seaboard Marine Port in Miami will get $1.8 million dollars for a new terminal operating system to reduce truck idling time and ease congestion as well as emissions.

The money comes through the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration.

The program provides $148 million in grants to 16 projects in 11 states and Puerto Rico. The goal is to improve air quality around the ports by reducing emissions from idling diesel trucks.

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author image Reporter, WJCT News 89.9 Dan Scanlan is a veteran journalist with almost 40 years of experience in radio, television, and print reporting. He has worked at various stations in the Northeast and Jacksonville. Prior to joining the WJCT News team, Dan spent 34 years at The Florida Times-Union as a police and current affairs reporter.
author image Reporter, WJCT News 89.9 Dan Scanlan is a veteran journalist with almost 40 years of experience in radio, television, and print reporting. He has worked at various stations in the Northeast and Jacksonville. Prior to joining the WJCT News team, Dan spent 34 years at The Florida Times-Union as a police and current affairs reporter.

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