The Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) is funded by the California Environmental Protection Agency's Air Resources Board (ARB) and is administered statewide by the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE). Administered by CCSE for the California Air Resources Board, the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) offers up to $2,500 in electric vehicle rebates for the purchase or lease of new, eligible zero-emission and plug-in hybrid light-duty vehicles. Pollution levels range greatly between vehicles, and there are a variety of clean-vehicle options available today that offer the same style, performance and luxury features as traditional gasoline vehicles.
Drive Clean provides information and resources to learn about clean advanced vehicle technologies and fuels, and offers a variety of useful search and comparison tools to help car buyers find the cleanest vehicle that suits their lifestyle. Drive Clean is a web site of the California Air Resources Board developed as a resource for car buyers to find clean technology vehicles.
WHAT'S VISALIA DOING
Faced with the impact of rising fuel costs on city budgets, Visalia realizes the importance of reducing its reliance on conventional, gas-powered vehicles and capitalizing on new technology to build a more sustainable fleet. The City has added a variety of alternative fuel vehicles to its fleet in order to meet the diverse needs in the City. The City of Visalia supports the use of clean air vehicles and is a leader in implementing alternative fuel technology in the City's fleet of vehicles and equipment. Alternative energy and transportation are at the top of the City’s list of priorities to improve air quality and reduce operating expenses.
Visalia's fleet currently operates 41compressed natural gas (CNG) Solid Waste collection trucks, 33 CNG transit buses, 31 hybrid vehicles, 11 CNG Dial-A-Ride buses, 4 CNG Downtown trolleys, 56 flex fuel vehicles, 6 diesel-electric hybrid Sequoia shuttle buses and 2 Police Interceptor motor bikes.
RIDE VISALIA TRANSIT
The City of Visalia's Transit Division operates numerous mass transportation services. Travel conveniently from neighborhoods to major shopping centers, medical offices, local schools, and work sites on Visalia Transit. Learn more about The City of Visalia's many transportation options by clicking on a link below:
- The Green Line -- Have a question about public transportation? Call the Green Line. A quick, fast and easy way to get information about any transit service in Tulare County. Call 1-877-40 Go Green (1-888-404-6473). or visit us at the GREEN LINE webpage.
- Visalia Rewards Card -- It's the newest way for you to dine, shop and commute around town. Each card is loaded with free money that can be used at participating merchants. Click on Visalia Rewards for more information.
- Bike Racks -- All Visalia Transit buses have bicycle racks mounted on front bumpers for easy bicycle commuting.
- Dial A Ride – Visalia Tranist also provides Dial-A-Ride curb-to-curb para-transit service on a shared-ride, demand-response basis to locations within the city limits of Visalia, Goshen and Farmersville. For reservations call: 559-713-4950 or visit the Dial A Ride web page.
- Visalia Towne Trolley -- The Visalia Towne Trolley only cost $0.25 and is great way to travel around Visalia's Downtown District.
- Sequoia Shuttle -- Visiting Sequoia Park? Sequoia Shuttle provides convenient, affordable, and an environmentally-friendly alternative form of transportation from Visalia and Three Rivers to the majestic Sequoia National Park. Click for the Sequoia Shuttle web page.
BICYCLING IN VISALIA
Visalia has an excellent system of multi-use paths, well suited to biking. The City of Visalia continues to develop this system and is producing a comprehensive pedestrian plan as part of the Transportation Master Plan. Click here for a printable map of Visalia's Bike Trails.
The Vi-Cycle Pogram provides a reliable, clean, and affordable mode of transportation for businesses and their employees in Visalia's. Businesses within the Visalia city limits are encouraged to apply for the Vi-Cycle program by completing the Vi-Cycle Aplication . Bicycle commuting in Visalia will free up parking spaces for clients, encourages active and healthy lifestyles, and helps to create a sustainable local community.
The Visalia Natural Resource Conservation Division extends a special "Thank You" to the following sponsors for their generous support of the Vi-Cycle Program.
Jeff Barnes Brain Injury Foundation - Has sponsored the Vi-Cycle program by donating numerous bicycle helmets which are distributed with Vi-Cycles.
Sierra Bicycle Werks - Expert staff that voluntarily review all Vi-Cycles to ensure each is functioning properly and is well-tuned.
If you have unused bicycle, please consider donating it to the Vi-Cycle Program by contacting the Natural Resource Conservation Division at: 713-4532 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit the Southern Sierra Cyclists web page to view upcoming rides, get bicycle safety tips and review other local cyclist resources.