In April 2014, MTC programmed $2 million of Cycle 2 Congestion Mitigation Air Quality Program (CMAQ) funds to increase car sharing in Bay Area communities as part of the Climate Initiatives Program (Climate Program). The Climate Program is a multi-faceted program aimed at reducing transportation-related emissions and vehicle miles traveled (VMT) and is a critical strategy of Plan Bay Area.
Project Selection Process In July 2014, MTC issued a call for projects for the Car Sharing Program to expand car sharing in the following areas:
1. Suburban or urban communities that do not currently have robust car sharing service
2. Underserved minority or low-income communities
3. Business parks and transit connections 4. Innovative / new technologies, i.e. point-to-point car sharing, electric vehicle (EV) fleet, etc.