October 1st, 2009
By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now
Los Angeles’ program to reduce trucking pollution is working faster than planned, but it has come under attack by the trucking industry.
Today, the city celebrates the one-year anniversary of the Clean Truck Program (CTP), which has taken more than 2,000 polluting trucks off the road and helped placed more than 5,500 clean vehicles into service. The changes mean that ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are now two years ahead of schedule in their master plan to reduce shipping truck emissions by 80 percent. The two ports have collaborated to reduce air pollution from both trucks and ships using the hubs.