Megaregion ZEV Study


Northern California Megaregion Zero Emission Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle Study

SACOG is a member of the Megaregion Working Group, comprised of elected officials who represent the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), the San Joaquin Council of Governments (SJCOG), and SACOG. The group is tackling how people and goods move throughout the 16-county Northern California megaregion.

As part of this work, SACOG is leading the the Megaregion Zero Emission Medium and Heavy Duty Vehicle Study, which uses data, input, best practices, and real-world experience to identify locations for up to 15 DCFC and/or hydrogen fueling stations to enable zero-emission freight, goods movement, and transit. The goal is to create a realistic plan that enables economic development and focuses on equity in the communities that have been most harmed by traffic-related impacts. It will have regional goals and emphasize local actions.

Under the guidance of a steering committee and with significant stakeholder and community input, the plan will:

  • Identify and build sustainable partnerships.
  • Take action to enable near-term charging and hydrogen stations for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles.
  • Specify mid-term “no regrets” decisions for the next stage of development.
  • Craft long-term policies and processes that position the region to be a leader in the transition to zero-emission freight, goods movement, and interstate transit.

This study is made possible through the $500,000 Caltrans Partnership Planning Grant.