The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments has been a leader in Central Oklahoma’s Air Quality Alert Day notices for more than 25 years.
Central Oklahoma Air Quality
The impact of transportation on Central Oklahoma’s quality air is a component of ACOG’s regional planning efforts. Since the establishment of comprehensive federal and state emission regulations by the 1970 Clean Air Act, research has continued to demonstrate the deep relationship between public health and air quality.
While ACOG is not a regulatory body and has no enforcement capabilities, it does work to assure compliance with the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Ambient Air Quality Standards through a variety of programs which serve to educate and affect the public’s capacity to work towards improved air quality in Central Oklahoma.
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Through an annual public education campaign utilizing Federal Highway Administration Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds, ACOG pursues opportunities to better distribute information regarding air quality in Central Oklahoma directly to citizens.
The Central Oklahoma Rideshare Program is dedicated to aiding commuters in finding easy, viable, and sustainable transportation. Its primary goal is to reduce the number of single occupancy vehicles in the Oklahoma City Area Regional Transportation Study (OCARTS) area.
Fleet Conversion Grants
ACOG’s Public Fleet Conversion Grants Program allows eligible entities to access federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program funds on a competitive basis in order to implement clean fuel projects.