California is a leader in world-changing and innovative environmental solutions, and a model for the rest of the nation and the global freight industry, of which Alameda County is a regional hub. The Bay Area region has a trucking distribution system highly concentrated in Alameda County, which has an extensive network of interstate freeways, including many on the National Highway Primary Freight Network, which includes Interstates 80, 238, 580, 680 and 880.
Earlier this year, the Hyundai Motor Company invited Chair Pauline Cutter and Vice Chair John Bauters to participate in a promotional video to discuss the NorCAL ZERO project (Zero-Emission Regional Truck Operations with Fuel Cell Electric Trucks) and Hyundai’s pilot hydrogen fuel project to test hydrogen fuel cell drayage trucks serving the Port of Oakland. With the eighth busiest port in the nation, the Port of Oakland, located in West Oakland, is adjacent to communities along Interstate 880 that are exposed to some of the highest levels of air pollution in the Bay Area.
Alameda CTC is pleased to be a funding partner and to have participated in the education and outreach efforts for the NorCAL ZERO project that has the capacity to move forward key goals of the County’s Goods Movement Plan—reduce emissions, maintain sustainable communities and improve public health. Hyundai’s hydrogen fuel cell technologies offer the opportunity to test new clean energy technologies, reduce emissions and keep our communities safe.