PennDOT Hosting Meeting On State Plan For $171.5M In National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Funding
The Department of Transportation will host an April 27 teleconference on the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Funding Program from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (formal notice)
The purpose of the public meeting is to discuss the proposed State plan required as part of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program requirement. Pennsylvania is estimated to receive $171.5 million for this program over the next five years.
Attendees from the public should RSVP to the following email address to receive meeting information– email@example.com or Click Here to register online. Visit PennDOT’s Electric Vehicles And Alternative Fuels webpage for an agenda for the meeting and more information.
PPA has been in direct communication with the PennDOT officials who are administering the federal infrastructure EV funds. In this discussion, the PPA has shared the desire of its member companies to participate in the buildout of the EV charging infrastructure. This directly includes ensuring the interest of small businesses are protected in this process.
PennDOT has assured the PPA that its process in deciding the selection of charging sites would be transparent. They also indicated an interest in learning more from our members as to their viewpoints on this project-and welcomed further dialogue with the Association and its members.
It should be noted that the initial phase of this funding is concentrated on establishing a system that provides for charging sites approximately 50 miles apart along interstates and a small number of other designated routes. The federal guidance also sets a requirement that the charging location be within a mile of the interstate exit.