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Idle Reduction


The subcommittee promotes idle reduction policies in both the private and public sectors.

By networking with Blue Skyways Collaborative partners and participants, the subcommittee has set a goal to have a minimum of 25 percent of Blue Skyways Partners implementing idle reduction regulations or policies by June 2007.

If your area, school or business is implementing idling reduction provisions, please consider becoming a Blue Skyways Collaborative partner!

On May 4, 2006 the EPA released a model for a state idling law that may be helpful to Blue Skyways participants and partners in meeting our goal.


In 2005, EPA held a series of five public workshops around the country to bring together representatives from the trucking industry, states, and environmental and health groups to develop a model for a state idling law and better understand each other’s needs.

For a listing of the state and local idling laws, the workshops summaries, and the resulting model for a state idling law, see the state idling laws page.

Current Blue Skyways partners with idle reduction regulations/policies include in Texas - Austin, Bastrop, Elgin, Lockhart, Round Rock and San Marcos along with Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays Travis and Williamson Counties; in Minnesota -  Minneapolis, Owatonna and St. Cloud; and in Missouri - the City of St. Louis.

Check out the Texas no-idling letter, policy and decal.

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