Government Programs

The federal government and some state governments provide resources aimed at educating the public about vehicle pollution, public transportation, efficient vehicles, community planning, and many other environmental subjects.  There are also various financial incentives offered to individuals and firms that make environmental choices, such as cash rebates in California for buying green vehicles.

Alternative Fuels Data Center
The Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) is a comprehensive clearinghouse of information about advanced transportation technologies. The AFDC offers transportation decision makers unbiased information, data, and tools related to the deployment of alternative fuels and advanced vehicles.

American Road & Transportation Builders Association
The ARTBA is a federation whose primary goal is to aggressively grow and protect transportation infrastructure investment to meet the public and business demand for safe and efficient travel.

Biofuel Station Initiative Program
The objective of The Bio-Fuel Station Initiative: Driving Energy Independence for the Empire State, is to increase the number of retail E85 and B20 Biodiesel service stations selling these fuels to the general public in New York State

Clean Vehicle Rebate Project
The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) offers up to $2,500 in electric vehicle rebates for the purchase or lease of new, eligible zero-emission and plug-in hybrid light-duty vehicles.

Commute Greener
Commute Greener is a solution helping cities like Gothenburg, San Francisco and Mexico City, as well as companies and individuals around the world to reduce congestion, save time and money, improve health and contribute to sustainable development.

Drive Clean
A guide for zero and near-zero emission vehicles from the California Air Resources Board. Includes articles, general facts and figures, and FAQs.

EcoMobility
EcoMobility is travel through integrated, socially inclusive, and environmentally-friendly transport options, including and integrating walking, cycling, wheeling, and passenging. By enabling citizens and organizations to access goods, services, and information in a sustainable manner, EcoMobility supports citizens’ quality of life, increases travel choices, and promotes social cohesion.

Keep Austin Beautiful
Keep Austin Beautiful provides resources and education to inspire individuals & the Austin community toward greater environmental stewardship.

SmartWay
SmartWay Transport Partnership is a market-driven partnership aimed at helping businesses move goods in the cleanest most efficient way possible.

Smoking Vehicle Assistance Program
Old, polluting vehicle? The Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s Smoking Vehicle Assistance Program can help drivers repair it for less or recycle it for more.