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Green Initiatives

Below are links to several resources on energy efficiency and environmentally friendly operations.

The Maryland Freedom Fleet Voucher (FFV)  Program provides financial assistance for the purchase of new and converted alternative fueled vehicles registered in the state of Maryland. Incentive amounts vary, and are based on gross vehicle weight (GVW).
Applications are NOW being accepted through May 8, 2015.
During the period of April 29, 2014 and July 1, 2014, completed, qualified applicants will be placed on the following first come first served waiting list.
MEA expects to issue voucher agreements and process grant payments as of July 1, 2014 in the order in which applicants appear on the list.  Please note, that any expenses incurred by applicants prior to the execution of a voucher agreement with MEA are made at applicant’s own risk.
Grant funds are not guaranteed until a voucher agreement is fully executed. Execution will not occur until July 1, 2014 or later.

Awards will be issued on a first come first-served basis. The program is accepting applications from April 29, 2014 until May 8, 2015.
Program Contacts:

SmartWay Transport Partnership

The SmartWay Transport Partnership is an innovative collaboration between EPA and the freight industry to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution.


Truck Stop Electrification

Use this Truck Stop Electrification Site Locator to find public truck stops that have idle reduction facilities nationwide.

State Idling Regulations

A compendium of current idling regulations by state in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Diesel Vehicle Emissions Control Program

Useful information on the program that affects any diesel powered vehicle with a gross combination or gross vehicle weight rating of over 10,000 pounds traveling on Maryland's highways.