This toolkit provides resources and information to support the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) through the greater use of innovative finance mechanisms. This information addresses challenges to AFV deployment specific to stakeholders participating in the Oregon DOT / FHWA AFV Pooled Fund study and stems from a workshop held on February 22, 2016, hosted by ODOT and FHWA, titled “Accelerating Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Infrastructure Deployment with Innovative Finance Mechanisms.”
The Alternative Fuels Innovative Finance Toolkit is comprised of four components: Resource Library, Case Studies, Fact Sheets, and Workshop Materials. The items in the Resource Library have been selected to complement the workshop, and build upon the Workshop Materials. The Case Studies were developed to help workshop participants explore the opportunities and challenges of using innovative finance mechanisms to accelerate AFV deployment. The Fact Sheets were created following the workshop at the request of participants. Together, these resources constitute a toolkit for state and local transportation departments and agencies that can be used to advance the deployment of alternative fuel vehicles across the country. Additional toolkits will be developed for future workshops conducted for this initiative.
The Alternative Fuels Innovative Finance Resource Library is a compilation of curated resources related to innovative finance mechanisms for AFVs usable by transportation agencies and others. Resources include reports and case studies of past projects, as well as plans, guides, and tools that can assist in future development. As the resources vary by location and topic, they can be easily filtered and sorted to find those most applicable to individual needs. Users are encouraged to contact us to suggest additional resources or others ways we can improve this Resource Library.
ODOT and FHWA hosted the second workshop under this initiative, titled “Accelerating Alternative Fuel Vehicle and Infrastructure Deployment with Innovative Finance Mechanisms,” on February 22, 2016. Attendees included federal, state, and local transportation officials; finance professionals, industry and non-profit representatives; automakers; alternative fuel infrastructure providers; and academics. The workshop featured an opening plenary followed by two breakout discussions. All speaker presentations are available below.