Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grants

Diesel fire truckThis federal grant focused on heavy-duty public diesel vehicles in the 7-county urban area of the Twin Cities metro. Vehicle types include snow plows, dump trucks, fire trucks and garbage trucks. Projects were limited to public sector vehicles.

The program began in 2008 with a goal of 200 diesel oxidation catalyst retrofits. As of August 2012, the MPCA had secured 397 retrofits of state, city and county snowplows, dump trucks and garbage trucks. All eligible Minneapolis and Saint Paul City fire trucks have been retrofitted. In fact, there is enough funding to retrofit a few dump trucks and or fire trucks in several suburbs, including Roseville, Eagan, Maplewood, Bloomington and South St. Paul.