Sac Metro Air District has been awarded grant funds by the California Air Resources Board from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, which are proceeds from the State's Cap-and-Trade Program. These grant funds have been used to launch a pilot car sharing program in the greater Sacramento area
to benefit disadvantaged communities. The
Sac Metro Air District is partnering with Zipcar, the city of Sacramento, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), the Sacramento Housing Redevelopment Authority, Mutual Housing and Policy in Motion.
The CarShare program has placed battery powered electric vehicles at affordable housing communities and the Sac Valley Train Station. Using a reservation system, participants in the CarShare program, including residents of the selected communities, can access the electric CarShare vehicles for zero emission mobility.