TCEQ News Release – TERP Program offers informational workshops for Seaport and Rail Yard Areas Emissions Reduction Program

The TERP program is offering informational workshops in Arlington, El Paso and Houston for individuals and entities interested in grants to replace or repower drayage trucks and cargo handling equipment operating at seaports and rail yards in Texas’ nonattainment areas. TERP staff will provide participants with an overview of the SPRY goals, eligibility requirements, and application process.

Arlington – Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, 2:00 pm, at North Central Texas Council of Governments, 616 Six Flags Dr., Arlington, TX 76011

El Paso – Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, 2:00 pm, at Rio Grande Council of Governments, 8037 Lockheed Dr., El Paso, TX 79925

Houston – Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, 9:30 am, at the Greater Houston Port Bureau, 4400 TX-225, Deer Park, TX 77536

Grantees selected can receive up to 80% of the cost to replace or repower vehicles or equipment.

Individuals and companies who have operated a drayage truck or cargo handling equipment at one or more of the designated seaports or rail yards for a minimum of 200 days per year for the preceding two years are eligible to apply.

Types of equipment that can be replaced or repowered:

  • vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating over 26,000 pounds
  • yard trucks

heavy-duty cargo handling equipment (container handlers, fork lifts, loaders, gantry cranes, and more)

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