Author: Antoine M. Thompson  Published: 2/7/2024   Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Collaborations

Antoine M. Thompson

CEO/Executive Director

GWRCCC

A Message from the

CEO/Executive Director

I am beyond excited to share with you that January was a truly awesome month for GWRCCC. We were on 7 different winning proposals for federal grants from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Vehicle Technology Deployment and the U.S. Joint Office for Energy and Transportation. These projects will focus on EV charging reliability, EV charging deployment, electric school buses and much more. Remember to team up with GWRCCC when your organization is applying for local, state and federal grants.

In January, GWRCCC was active at the DC Auto Show where we partnered with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to host two panels on EV charging at the Washington Auto Show for Public Policy Day. We also partnered with VetsFleet on our 2nd annual reception during Fed Fleet Day!

We would like to congratulate Fairfax County Public Schools and Montgomery County Public Schools on winning over $20 million from the EPA Clean School Bus Program. Another round of funding is available for applications until February 14. Make sure your school district takes advantage of this great opportunity to transform your fleet .

While we are proud of our work so far, we know there is more work to ensure transformative change in the use of alternative fuels that save more lives and create good paying jobs for all. Become a GWRCCC member or renew your membership today to support our work.

Finally, join us on February 21st for the GWRCCC Opening Reception at the PEPCO Edison Gallery. Happy Black History Month.

 

Sincerely,

Antoine M. Thompson

CEO/Executive Director

 

GWRCCC’s event schedule is in full swing! If you are interested in supporting our events, learn more by clicking on the 2024 Sponsorship Package.

View the 2024 Events Calendar here.

Questions? Call the GWRCCC office at (2020 671-1580 or email Laurel Mack-Wilson, Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, laurelmackwilson@gwrccc.org

GWRCCC in the Community

TRB Black and Latino in Transportation Happy Hour

Thank you to EV Noire for hosting the TRB Black and Latino in Transportation Happy Hour on January 10.

           

GWRCCC Attends

DC Auto Show – 2024

GWRCCC attended the DC Auto Show in January and Antoine M. Thompson hosted a Public Policy Day panel on Regional Challenges & Opportunities for EV Charging Implementation sponsored by the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.

Baltimore City Schools Receives EPA Funding for 25 Electric School Buses

Congratulations to Baltimore City Schools,

K. Neal Truck and Bus and Highland!

 

 

Fleet Resources

Antoine M. Thompson gave insights on key issues of diversity on a panel on

E-Mobility Workforce and Economic Inclusion at the NEMDEI conference.

Watch the video here.

GWRCCC is offering 30 minutes of coaching for a limited number of fleets each month. Do you need to train your workforce on emission reducing practices or transitioning to a clean energy fleet? We can help you!

For more information, contact the GWRCCC office at (202) 671-1580.