The California Air Resources Board (CARB) will conduct a public workshop later this month as it continues its efforts to expand the state’s development of the Clean Miles Standard (CMS). As was earlier reported, the CMS will require ridesharing companies, aka transportation network companies (TNCs), to account for, and reduce, the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from their vehicle operations. The CMS also requires state regulators to quantify emissions from ridesharing vehicles and to set emission targets for TNCs.
At the upcoming workshop, which will take place via Zoom at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 17, 2020, staff will present updated preliminary GHG and electric vehicle miles-traveled targets, as well as additional provisions of the regulation, including potential credits and exemptions for small companies. Staff will request stakeholder comments following the workshop through August 20, 2020. The Clean Miles Standard is relevant not only to the TNC companies directly impacted by it but also possibly to other companies with fleet vehicles and to employers interested in alternative means for how their employees will commute in the future.