The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization approved distributing $63 million to 12 projects for air quality improvement and congestion mitigation.
VIA Metropolitan Transit is requesting $52.9 million in federal funding to back several projects, including replacing buses and increasing route frequency.
Among the ideas to improve San Antonio’s air quality are asking the public to drive less on bad-air days and identifying specific sources of pollution.
The City’s transportation committee listened to briefings on transportation project funding and the city’s rainbow-themed crosswalk at a Monday meeting.
Lowering San Antonio’s ozone levels will require finding specific sources of pollution instead of imposing widespread measures, a expert said.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office has asked a court to review an EPA determination that San Antonio’s air no longer meets a federal standard for ozone.
The EPA’s decision means stricter regulation of San Antonio’s air quality.
The EPA must meet a court-imposed July 17 deadline to say whether San Antonio’s air meets the federal health standard for ozone.
The station includes 10 fueling lanes for compressed natural gas, or CNG, used to fuel VIA’s fleet of 308 CNG buses.
A March letter states that the Environmental Protection Agency would consider “all or portions of Bexar County as, at best, unclassifiable.”