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Event sets stage to learn more about clean air transportation in Ventura County

 A Clean Air Summit and Expo is being held this week in Oxnard
Gold Coast Transit District
A Clean Air Summit and Expo is being held this week in Oxnard

The Clean Air Summit and Expo being held in Oxnard on Wednesday.

Having zero emissions by 2040 is just one of the public transportation goals in Ventura County.

From demonstrations of electric vehicles and bicycles, to experts to answer your questions, the Clean Air Summit and Expo being held in Oxnard, is an opportunity to find out more about clean air transportation – says Vanessa Rauschenberger, General Manager of Gold Coast Transit District.

"We'll have some e-bikes available to try, we'll have some scooters and we'll have different organizations such as the California Air Resources Board talking about how we are going to achieve our goals of no emissions by 2040," she told KCLU.

“In August, we learned that GCTD was awarded a $12 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration to support us in purchasing hydrogen fuel cell electric buses, installing a new hydrogen fueling station, and developing a workforce development and training program,” said Rauschenberger. “Hosting this first ever Summit and Expo is another step we’re taking to ensure continued progress towards clean air transportation solutions and to continue to provide equitable and environmentally responsible public transportation in Ventura County.”

The public expo runs from 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday at GCTD's operations and maintenance facility, 1901 Auto Center Drive, Oxnard. It’s free and open to the public.

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