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Drayage Truck Incentive Program (DTIP)

This page provides information on the DTIP, a program of the TCEQ that provides financial incentives for the replacement of older drayage trucks operating at seaports and Class I rail yards in areas of Texas designated as nonattainment areas under the Federal Clean Air Act.

A Program of the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP)

The latest grant application period has ended. Applications may no longer be submitted for funding consideration. Grant documents are provided for reference only.

FY17 DTIP Summary (PDF)
FY17 DTIP Application Workshop Presentation (PDF)
What are the eligible seaport and rail yards? (Map PDF)

Applicants


How Do I Know if I Am Eligible for a Grant?

This section lists general information about eligible applicants, areas, and vehicles and equipment, under the Drayage Truck Incentive Program (DTIP). For complete information applicants should refer to the latest Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) and the Guidelines for the Drayage Truck Incentive Program (Guidelines).

Eligible Applicants:

General eligibility requirements are contained in Chapters 3 and 4 of the guidelines. A person is eligible to apply for funding if, for at least the two years preceding the submission date of the application, the applicant has:

  • owned or leased an on-road vehicle, non-road yard truck or other cargo handling equipment eligible to be replaced under the program; and
  • operated the vehicle or equipment in one or more of the designated seaports or rail yards for a minimum of 200 visits per year (12 month period) for the preceding two years (24 month period). Each day the vehicle or equipment is operated at an eligible seaport or rail yard will be considered one visit, with only one visit per day counting toward this requirement.
  • Eligible applicants include individuals, corporations, organizations, governmental subdivisions or agencies, business trusts, partnerships, associations, or any other legal entity.
  • Eligible applicants must also have the legal authority to dispose of the vehicle or equipment being replaced in accordance with the requirements outlined in Section 1.11 of the RFGA.

Eligible Areas:

For this grant funding period, visits to the following eligible seaport terminals and Class I intermodal rail yards located in the state's air quality nonattainment areas will be considered.

Seaport Terminals

Port of Houston

  • Barbours Cut Container Terminal
  • Bayport Container Terminal
  • Bulk Materials Handling Plant
  • Houston Bulk Terminal
  • Care Terminal
  • Jacintoport Terminal
  • Public Elevator No. 2
  • Turning Basin Terminal
  • Woodhouse Terminal

Port of Galveston

  • East End Ro-Ro Cargo Terminal
  • Refrigerated Warehouse Terminal
  • Export Grain Elevator
  • Project and General Cargo Terminal
  • Bulk Cargo Terminal
  • West End Roll-On/Roll-Off and General Cargo

Port of Freeport

  • Port Freeport Terminal Facilities

Class I Intermodal Rail Yards

Dallas-Fort Worth

  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Alliance Intermodal Facility
  • Kansas City Southern Wylie Intermodal Facility
  • Union Pacific Mesquite
  • Union Pacific Dallas Intermodal Terminal

El Paso

  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe El Paso Intermodal Terminal

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria

  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Houston Port Facility
  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Houston Intermodal Facility (Pearland)
  • Kansas City Southern Rosenberg
  • Union Pacific Barbours Cut
  • Union Pacific Englewood
  • Union Pacific Houston (Settegast)

In addition to these specific terminals and rail yards, other participating facilities of the Houston Ship Channel Security District (HSCSD) will be considered. If an applicant is not able to determine whether a facility is part of the HSCSD or is otherwise not sure of the eligibility of a facility, the applicant should contact the TCEQ for help determining whether a particular facility is eligible.

Eligible Vehicles and Equipment

Drayage trucks: heavy-duty on-road or non-road vehicles used for drayage activities, and that operate on or pass through a seaport or rail yard for the purpose of loading, unloading, or transporting cargo, including transporting empty containers and chassis. Eligible drayage trucks include heavy-duty non-road, self-propelled vehicles or equipment meeting the definition of cargo handling equipment.

Cargo handling equipment: any heavy-duty non-road, self-propelled vehicle or equipment used at a seaport or rail yard to lift or move cargo, such as containerized, bulk, or break-bulk goods. Equipment includes, but is not limited to, rubber-tired gantry cranes, yard trucks, top handlers, side handlers, reach stackers, forklifts, loaders, and aerial lifts.

The TCEQ may more narrowly define or limit the types of eligible vehicles and equipment for a particular funding period. The vehicle and equipment models eligible for replacement under the FY 2017 DTIP funding period include:

  • a heavy-duty on-road vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) over 26,000 pounds;
  • a non-road yard truck; and
  • other cargo handling equipment.

Operation Requirements for Grant-Funded Drayage Vehicles and Equipment:

Vehicles and Equipment funded under the DTIP are intended to reduce emissions within the designated seaports and Class I rail yards in the state’s nonattainment areas.

  • For drayage trucks, applicants must commit to operating the grant funded vehicle or equipment 50%, 75%, or 100% of the annual and total usage in the nonattainment areas and affected counties.
  • For non-road yard trucks and other cargo handling equipment, grant recipients must agree to operate the grant-funded equipment 75%, or 100% of the annual and total usage in the nonattainment areas and affected counties.
  • Grant recipients must agree to operate the grant funded vehicle or equipment at one or more of the designated seaports or rail yards for a minimum of 200 visits per year (12 month period). Each day the vehicle or equipment is operated at an eligible seaport or rail yard will be considered one visit, with only one visit per day counting toward this requirement.
  • Grant recipients must monitor and report annually on location and mileage or hours of use over the activity life of the grant (5 years).

Eligible Grant Amounts

Maximum eligible grant amounts are listed in the tables in Appendix C of the RFGA. Applicants may be eligible for up to the maximum grant amount listed for the type of activity or 80% of the eligible costs, whichever is less.

  • For replacement of yard trucks and other cargo handling equipment where the horsepower of the old and the new equipment differ, the maximum eligible grant amount will be based on the horsepower range applicable to the old equipment.
  • For equipment with maximum rated horsepower of 900 or greater, the applicant should contact the TCEQ for a determination of the maximum eligible grant amount.

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DTIP: How Do I Apply for a Grant?

This section outlines the process for completing and submitting a grant application under the Drayage Truck Incentive Program (DTIP).

Interested entities should review the Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) and DTIP Example Contract before completing and submitting the Application Forms.

Follow these steps:

STEP 1: Download and review copies of the RFGA and DTIP Example Contract.

  • Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) (PDF): The RFGA is the formal announcement of funding opportunities under the DTIP program, and serves as a guide for determining applicant eligibility.

  • DTIP Example Contract (PDF): The DTIP Example Contract contains the terms and conditions which are the legal criteria that an applicatn must follow if awarded a grant under the DTIP.

STEP 2: Download the DTIP Project Application Form. This form is required to be submitted by all applicants.

DTIP Project Application Form PDF Excel
Project Application
(TCEQ-10430i)
PDF Excel

If using Excel, each of the sections for the DTIP Application Forms is on an individual worksheet within the Workbook. Use the tabs located at the bottom of the worksheet to access each form.

In order to print all the pages located in the workbook, please follow these directions: (1) Click on “File” (2) Click on “Print” (3) Under the “Print What” section, select “Entire Workbook”

The TCEQ is committed to accessibility. If you would like to request a more accessible version of these documents, please contact the TERP program at 800-919-TERP (8377).

STEP 3: Download a copy of the W-9 Form.

The TCEQ requires applicants to complete the W-9 to certify their taxpayer identification number (TIN). The W-9 Form must be submitted with the Application Forms.

STEP 4: Complete the application forms using the instructions in Appendix D of the DTIP RFGA.

Applicants must electronically complete and submit via regular or express mail two (2) original copies (signed in blue ink) of the following documents in order to be considered for eligibility:

Application forms submitted electronically will not be accepted. Completed Application Forms should be submitted via regular or express mail to:

Regular Mail:

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Air Quality Division
Implementation Grants Section (DTIP), MC 204
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78753

Express Mail:

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Air Quality Division
Implementation Grants Section (DTIP), MC-204
12100 Park Circle, Bldg. F
Austin, TX 78753

Questions on obtaining the RFGA and ERIG Example Contract, determining the eligibility of a project, or completing and submitting applications? Contact TERP staff to discuss.


Contact Information:

TERP Staff
800-919-TERP (8377)

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