Port NOLA lands $7.1M in funding for sustainable infrastructure

(Courtesy Port of New Orleans)

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is granting $7,117,567 to the Port of New Orleans, made possible through the Reduction of Truck Emissions at Port Facilities grant program, reports Biz New Orleans. The program is funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

The grant will be used to upgrade electrical infrastructure, purchase 14 heavy-duty, all-electric terminal trucks and five light-duty all-electric pickup trucks, track emissions and energy use, and evaluate new emissions-reducing equipment. Funding will also support workforce development. Read more.