Local truck drivers may be eligable for funding to help them replace or modify their old diesel engines with more modern technology.
San Diego County's Air Pollution Control District will hold four workshops for truck drivers to answer questions and help them figure out if they are eligable for the roughly $12 million available.
The money is part of the $1 billion bond that California voters approved in 2006. The money is in part intended to reduce air pollution from trucks.
The four workshops will be held:
- Tuesday, Oct. 20: From 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at San Diego County Library, El Cajon Branch, 201 E. Douglas Ave.
- Wednesday, Oct. 21: From 10 a.m. to noon, County of San Diego North Inland Wellness Center, 649 W. Mission Avenue, Escondido
- Thursday, Oct. 22: From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Truck Net, 8490 Avenida de La Fuente, San Diego
- Wednesday, Oct. 28: From 10 a.m. to noon, County Operations Center, 5560 Overland Ave., Building 5530, Room 124, San Diego
Truckers can find the application and instructions on how to submit it under the "Notice of Funding Availability" tab by clicking here. Those wishing to apply have until Nov. 20 to be eligable for 2015 funding.
Interested residents can also call the County Air Pollution District (858) 586-2600 or email email@example.com for additional help.