We were honored to participate in the Drive Electric Earth Day and Drive Electric Event and E-Shuttle Launch in Richmond, California. This Earth Day event presented by Wells Fargo and Plug in America also served as the official launch of the Richmond MOVES on demand electric shuttle.
Envoy showed up and showed out to the truly electrifying event with a fun event table, promotional giveaways, and information about how to include electric vehicles at community and multifamily properties.
Richmond Moves will expand access to efficient, equitable, and sustainable transportation in the Richmond community, particularly for neighborhoods that are underserved by other mobility options.
Mayor Thomas Butt gave a few words of encouragement to solidify the launch of Remote MOVES. “Connecting people to where they need to go – and in an environmentally responsible manner - has long been a high priority for the City of Richmond and my office,” he said.
When remarking on the programs capabilities he added, “Whether folks are visiting one of our beautiful parks or historic neighborhoods, traveling to BART or the Ferry Terminal, or engaging with other community members at the Richmond Civic Center – we want to make that as accessible and affordable as we possibly can – and this is a step in the right direction.”
It was an inspriational experience to be in support of Richmond Moves, which is dedicated to decrease gaps in the Richmond transportation system. Once the program is enacted, residents will be able to connect to essential transit hubs throughout the region including Amtrak and BART Stations. The best part is, no private car is needed!
It was a beautiful day for sharing our enthusiasm and support for clean transportation. Special thanks to Mayor Thomas Butt, Peter Christensen from CARB, and Garrett Brinker from Via Transportation for their words of support.
Richmond Moves is funded through the new statewide Clean Mobility Options Voucher Pilot Program (CMO). The project is part of the California Climate Investments (CCI), a statewide initiative that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment — particularly in disadvantaged communities. CMO is administered by CALSTART, in partnership with Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) and the Local Government Commission (LGC).
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