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Programs, Websites, and Related Resources

Alternative Fuel Toolkit

Website created as part of a multi-state “pooled fund” project, which includes the Departments of Transportation from California, Connecticut, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Vermont, and Washington. The pooled fund is led by the Oregon DOT and the Federal Highway Administration.  Includes several resources to support transportation planning agencies including clean frieght and alternative fuel corridors, innovative financing options, and case studies from across the country.

Direct Coalition Assistance

The CCFC offers alternative transportation consulting services for the greater 9-county Charlotte region, serving to support fleet and organizational goals to improve the environmental and economic performance of partners through alternative vehicles, fuels, technologies and strategies.

It can be overwhelming to determine what technologies, fuels, and programs make the most sense for your fleet. CCFC staff help fleet managers and decision makers interested in exploring these transportation options through access to local and national stakeholders among public and private fleets that have successfully adopted alternative fuels, clean vehicle technologies and other fuel and dollar saving actions paired with the technical assistance needed to implement selected projects and initiatives.

To get started, contact our staff to take a look at current fleet data and how your fleet vehicles are used to establish goals and identify opportunities. 

NC Plug-In Electric Vehicle Readiness Plans

The NC Plug-In Electric Vehicle (PEV) Readiness Plans were created through the NC PEV Readiness Initiative: Plugging in from Mountains to Sea Communities across the state of North Carolina are getting ready to embrace the "vehicles of tomorrow" today! The NC PEV Readiness Initiative: Plugging in from Mountains to Sea is a planning project allowing for the creation of a state-wide plug-in electric vehicle readiness plan and four local plans in the metropolitan areas of the Greater Asheville, Charlotte, Piedmont Triad and Triangle communities.

The North Carolina PEV Readiness Plans were supported through the NC PEV Readiness Initiative: Plugging in from Mountains to Sea (M2S) planning project with funding provided by the U.S. Department of Energy's Clean Cities Program through Centralina Council of Governments. Project collaborators include: Advanced Energy, Land-of-Sky Regional Council, NC Solar Center/NC State University, Piedmont Triad Regional Council, & Triangle J Council of Governments.

CONNECT Resources

While the main goal of the CONNECT Our Future effort is to create a framework for guiding and investing in the Greater Charlotte region’s growth, CONNECT is not as much an end product as it is an ongoing process. A process in which residents, cities, counties, businesses, educators, non-profits, and other organizations work cooperatively over time, laying the foundation upon which together we will grow jobs and the economy, improve quality of life and control the cost of government in our region’s communities. With reducing commuting costsincreasing transportation choices and improving air quality as three regional priorities that emerged from the CONNECT process, CCFC's actions help support these interests. 

A great way to find out more is to begin investigating all of the tools provided by CONNECT here

Recent CONNECT initatives that support and relate to the CCFC mission: 

>Regional Transit Engagement Series  is a series of meetings held with appropriate parties and developed by the Metropolitan Transit Commission and Centralina COG to dive deeper into support expressed for regional transit during CONNECT Our Future. The purpose of this two-phase engagement series is to hear from communities about their aspirations, concerns, values, and interests around longterm transit and strengthen regional relationships. This process seeks opinions from key staff and community leaders on major destinations, challenges, opportunities, and clarity on possible hot button issues related to regional transit. 

>Regional Freight Mobility Plan is a fourteen county, bi-state project to identify existing conditions and barriers to freight movement, identify needed freight infrastructure projects, determine economic impacts of freight movement, analyze freight related land uses and make recommendations for coordinating land use and transportation. All MPOs and RPOs in the bi-state region are participating, as well as private sector freight companies, economic developers, elected officials, and freight dependent businesses.

>April 22, 2016 Walkability Audit & Park Access Workshop in Charlotte, NC (Presentation Here

Centralina Council of Governments
9815 David Taylor Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262

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