The goal of the Air/Water/Rail Subcommittee is to facilitate participation, strategies, projects and funds to achieve emission reductions from air, water, and rail sources and improve public health in the nine-state collaborative region, plus Canada and Mexico.
Model Projects are an important part of the subcommittee’s strategy.
The group will develop a list of previously successful, cost effective projects (with cost and emissions reductions) that can be used as example projects for promotion and duplication for up to 2 facilities per Blue Skyways Collaborative state per year.
The subcommittee will work to facilitate an increase in use of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Voluntary Airport Low Emission Project (VALE) funds for diesel emissions reduction and renewable energy projects at eligible airports.
Idle reduction through hybrid engines such as the Green Goat, switch and locomotive engines, and auxiliary power is another subcommittee goal.