Spending Information

The Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust has allocated $72.2 million to New Jersey to implement actions to counter the air quality impacts of the excess NOx emissions resulting from the use of the defeat devices.  Mitigation funding has been delegated as outlined below.

The NJDEP uses Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) funds to continue the strategies introduced under the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust, particularly the replacement of diesel-fueled medium- and heavy-duty vehicles and non-road equipment with electric[1]powered in environmental justice communities. In addition, understanding that the mobility needs of environmental justice communities differ from residents in other communities, NJDEP continues to work to bring clean transportation options to underserved communities such as electric ride sharing and ride hailing projects.

 

Overview of Distribution of Funds

Projects Funded With RGGI Auction Proceeds (Announced March 17, 2023):

Electric School Buses

  • Wall Township Public Schools, Wall Twp – eight electric school buses
  • Integrity Transportation, Egg Harbor City – six electric school buses
  • Jay’s Bus Service, Lakewood – sixteen electric school buses
  • Seman – Tov Bus Company, Neptune – thirty electric school buses
  • East Windsor Regional School District, East Windsor – four electric school buses
  • Jackson Twp School District – School Bus, Jackson Twp – eight electric school buses
  • East Brunswick Public Schools, East Brunswick – eleven electric school buses
  • Township of Maplewood, Maplewood – three electric school buses
  • Irvin Raphael, Inc. / Raphael Bus Service LLC, Middlesex County – two electric school buses
  • Joshua Tours, Passaic/Essex County – four electric school buses
  • Student Transportation of America, Inc., Trenton – seven electric school buses
  • Klarr Transportation, Lakewood- one electric school bus
  • Leonia Board of Education, Leonia – one electric Type A school bus
  • Leonia Board of Education, Leonia – one electric Type C school bus
  • Weehawken Board of Education, Weehawken – one electric school bus
  • West Orange/Best Choice Transportation, West Orange – one electric school bus
  • Delsea Regional School District, Delsea – ten electric school buses

Electric Shuttle Buses

  • County of Somerset, Somerset – one electric shuttle bus
  • Borough of Wallington, Wallington – one electric shuttle bus
  • Princeton University, Princeton – eleven electric shuttle buses
  • Municipality of Princeton, Princeton – two electric shuttle buses
  • Coach USA, Trenton, Newark, Paterson, Elizabeth – eleven electric buses

Electric Garbage Trucks

  • Lawrence Township, Lawrence Twp – two electric garbage trucks
  • Manchester Township Dept of Public Works, Manchester Twp – one electric garbage truck
  • Waste Management of New Jersey, Inc. (WM), Ewing – two electric garbage trucks

Electric Trucks

  • Borough of Highland Park, Highland Park – one heavy duty truck
  • Collingswood, Collingswood – one electric dump truck
  • Hamilton Township, Hamilton – one electric dump truck
  • County of Warren, Warren – three electric trucks

Electric Vehicle

  • Bayhead, Bayhead – one electric street sweeper

Electric non-road equipment

  • Builders First Source, Gloucester City, four electric forklifts

Electric eMobility Programs

  • Jersey/Via, Jersey City – 15-20 Level 2 chargers and 2-4 DC Fast Chargers which will expand the VIA to all electric.
  • Zipcar, Statewide – eight electric car sharing locations throughout in OBC throughout the state.
  • Blink, Statewide – One-way or round-trip electric vehicle car sharing services at subsidized rates in OBC
  • Envoy, Jersey City – two electric vehicles for carsharing service near affordable housing units in Jersey City.
Projects Funded With RGGI Auction Proceeds (Announced August 8, 2022):

Electric School Buses

  • $370,000.00 Best Choice Transportation – West Orange (Type A), West Orange, two electric school buses
  • $575,000.00 Clifton Board of Education, Clifton, three electric school buses and three EV charging stations
  • $559,000.00 J. Carpiolin Transport LLC – Newark/Paterson School District, Lodi, three electric school buses and three EV charging stations
  • $550,529.00 Presidential Transportation – Lakewood Schools, Lakewood, two electric school buses and two EV charging stations

Electric Transit Buses

  • $275,000.00 Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills, Parsippany, one electric transit bus and one EV charging station

Electric Garbage Trucks

  • $2,450,000.00 City of Newark, Newark, four electric garbage trucks
  • $1,350,000.00 City of Perth Amboy, Perth Amboy, two electric garbage trucks
  • 1,150,000.00 City of Hoboken, Hoboken, one electric garbage truck and one electric shuttle bus
New Jersey RGGI Funded Projects - Round 4 Awarded 8/8/2022
New Jersey RGGI Funded Projects
Projects Funded With RGGI Auction Proceeds (Announced April 21, 2022):

Electric Heavy-Duty Garbage Trucks, Refuse Trucks, and Waste Collection Trucks

  • $453,214 Atlantic County Utility Authority, one electric waste collection truck
  • $192,500 Borough of Merchantville, one electric garbage truck
  • $400,000 Borough of Wharton, one electric garbage truck
  • $1,021,616.30 City of Newark, two electric refuse trucks
  • $702,000 Town of Secaucus, two electric garbage trucks and two EV charging stations

Electric Trucks

  • $485,000 City of Burlington, one electric truck
  • $218,713 Paterson Fire Department, one electric utility truck and one EV charging station

Electric Ambulances

  • $908,686 Paterson Fire Department, two electric ambulances and two EV charging stations

Electric Rear Loaders

  • $476,966.16 Township of Neptune, one electric rear loader and one EV charging station

Electric Dump Trucks

  • $467,500 Township of Bloomfield, two electric dump trucks and two EV charging stations

Electric Heavy-Duty Garbage Trucks and Dump Trucks

  • $673,000 Township of Teaneck, one electric garbage truck, two electric dump trucks, and three DC fast charging stations

Electric Car Share Programs

  • $600,000 City of Jersey City/VIA – eMobility Project, Build upon existing car share program
Projects Funded With RGGI Auction Proceeds (Announced November 10, 2021):

Electric School Buses

  • $1,877,871.71 Aldin Transportation Corporation, Passaic County/Paterson, six electric school buses
  • $524,614.50 George Dapper Inc, Mercer County, two electric school buses
  • $2,018,458.00 Jay’s Bus Service, Ocean County, eight electric school buses
  • $252,307.25 Yeshivah Masoras Avos, Ocean County, one electric school bus
  • $252,307.25 United Talmudical Academy of Lakewood, Ocean County, one electric school bus
  • $1,776,150.75 Leonia Board of Education, Bergen County, seven electric school buses
  • $1,696,062.00 First Student, East Orange, six electric school buses
  • $252,307.25 Dover Board of Education, Morris County, one electric school bus
  • $252,307.25 Bogota Board of Education, Bergen County, one electric school bus
  • $400,000.00 Haledon Board of Education, Haledon, one electric school bus
  • $504,615.50 Garfield Board of Education, Bergen County, two electric school buses
  • $1,615,843.50 Holcomb Transportation, LLC, Camden County, six electric school buses
  • $882,316.00 Keyport Auto Body, Inc. (dba: Shamrock Stagecoach), Middlesex County, three electric school buses

Electric Trucks

  • $785,346.00 City of Pleasantville, Pleasantville, three electric trucks

Electric Shuttle Buses

  • $349,900.00 Township of Weehawken, Hudson County, one electric shuttle bus
New Jersey RGGI Funded Projects
New Jersey RGGI Funded Projects
Projects Funded with RGGI Auction Proceeds (Announced February 16, 2021):

Electric Heavy-Duty Garbage Trucks

  • $1,200,000 Borough of Bergenfield, two electric garbage trucks
  • $1,301,065 City of Englewood, two electric garbage trucks
  • $1,065,108 City of Newark, two electric garbage trucks
  • $1,200,000 City of Trenton, two electric garbage trucks
  • $1,154,000 Jackson Township School District, two electric garbage trucks
  • $562,000 Toms River Township, one electric garbage truck

Electric School Buses

  • $2,517,500 Belair Transport, Orange, seven electric school buses
  • $834,604 Belleville Board of Education, two electric school buses
  • $1,628,136 D&M Tours Inc., Paterson, four electric school buses
  • $715,564 Kearny Board of Education, two electric school buses
  • $800,000 Elizabeth Board of Education, two electric school buses

Electric Shuttle Busses

  • $250,000 County of Passaic, one electric shuttle bus
  • $1,950,000 Kean University, Union, seven electric shuttle buses
  • $800,000 Township of West Orange, two electric shuttle buses

Electric Trucks

  • $284,595 Township of Lakewood, one electric truck

Electric Heavy Duty Garbage Trucks and Electric Shuttle Buses

  • $1,920,198  Town of West New York, two electric garbage trucks, two electric shuttle buses
  • $2,491,880 Township of Woodbridge, three electric garbage trucks, two electric shuttle buses

Electric Heavy Duty Garbage Trucks and Electric Box Delivery Trucks

  • $1,578,477 Elizabeth Board of Education, two electric garbage trucks and two electric box delivery trucks

eMobility Projects

VW Mitigation Phase 2 (Announced February 16, 2021):

Electric Heavy-Duty Garbage Trucks

  • $1,263,786 City of Paterson, two electric garbage trucks
  • $1,301,065 City of Perth Amboy, two electric garbage trucks

Electric School Buses

  • $1,921,510 Durham School Services, LP, Elizabeth, five electric school buses
  • $1,839,500 Jersey City Public Schools, five electric school buses

Electric Port Related Vehicles

  • $856,293 Port Authority of New York New Jersey, Port Newark, one electric mobile harbor crane
  • $735,000 Port Newark Container Terminal, Port Newark, two hybrid electric straddle carriers
  • $1,590,490 Maher Terminals LLC, Elizabeth, one electric straddle carrier
  • $614,706 Harbor Freight Transportation Corp., Port Newark, two electric yard tractors
  • $361,770 AE Cargo Group Inc., Newark, one electric yard tractors
  • $186,397 Builders First Source, Pleasantville, three electric forklifts
  • $328,643 Builders First Source, Elizabeth, five electric forklifts
  • $75,588 Builders First Source, Berlin, one electric forklift
  • $434,600 Harbor Freight Transportation Corp., Port Newark, one electric forklift
  • $307,500 Lemcor Solid Waste Transfer Station, Newark, one electric yard tractor
  • $1,050,000 Wakefern Food Corp, Keasbey, four electric yard tractors
  • $1,125,000 International Motor Freight, Newark, two electric yard tractors, one electric drayage truck
  • $449,419 Lemcor Solid Waste Transfer Station, Newark, one electric material handling unit
  • $3,838,055 South Jersey Port Corporation, Camden, ten electric cargo handling equipment
  • $2,756,759 South Jersey Port Corporation, Camden, thirteen electric cargo handling equipment

Electric Airport Ground Support Equipment

  • $468,324 Delta Air Lines, Newark Airport, seven electric ground support equipment, six charging stations
  • $835,719 Signature Flight Support, Newark Airport, twelve electric ground support equipment
  • $3,549,571 Jet Blue/Port Authority New York New Jersey, Newark Airport, thirty-eight electric ground support equipment

Electric Trucks

  • $300,000 Railroad Construction Company, Inc., Paterson, one electric truck
  • $248,000 New Jersey City University, Jersey City, one electric truck
  • $4,837,500 International Motor Freight, Newark, fifteen electric trucks
  • $498,750 Bettaway Beverage Distributors Inc., South Plainfield, two distribution tractors

Electric Transit Buses

  • $496,000 New Jersey City University, Jersey City, one electric shuttle bus
  • $3,375,000 A-1 Limousine Inc., West Windsor, four electric buses
New Jersey VW Mitigation Trust Phase 2 Awards
VW Mitigation Phase 1 (Announced February 28, 2019):

Electric Heavy-Duty Garbage Trucks

  • $2,046,000 City of Jersey City, five electric garbage trucks
  • $1,717,000 Regional Industries LLC, Elizabeth, five electric garbage trucks

Electric School Buses

  • $1,975,000 Student Transportation of America Inc., Trenton, five electric school buses

Electric Port Related Vehicles

  • $2,467,000 Red Hook Terminals LLC, Port Newark, ten electric yard tractors
  • $960,000 IKEA Distribution Services North America, four electric terminal tractors
  • $1,189,000 Best Transportation, Port Newark, four electric yard tractors

Electric Airport Ground Support Equipment

  • $3,566,529 United Airlines, Newark Airport, thirty nine electric ground support equipment

Electric Trucks

  • $825,000 IKEA Distribution Services North America, five “last mile” electric delivery trucks in:
    Westampton, Camden, Jersey City, Hoboken, and Cherry Hill
  • $1,167,000 Hudson County Motors Inc., Essex and Hudson counties, four electric drayage trucks
  • $262,500 International Motor Freight, Port Newark, one electric drayage (short-distance shipping) truck

Electric Transit Buses

  • $8,000,000 NJ TRANSIT, eight electric transit buses in Camden
New Jersey VW Mitigation Trust Phase 1 Awards

Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment

$3.2 million was allocated from the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust in Phase 1, and an additional $5.4 million is proposed from the Trust in Phase 2, to allow DEP to award grants for electric vehicle charging stations, including public fast chargers, under It Pay$ to Plug In – New Jersey’s Electric Vehicle Charging Grant Program. Governor Phil Murphy has committed to using 15 percent or $10.8 million of the state’s settlement amount for electric-vehicle charging stations.

For more information on these projects please visit the It Pay$ to Plug In webpage

To download this list of projects, click here.