In a letter to school superintendents, the state departments of Environmental Management, Health, and Elementary and Secondary Education encourage districts to enforce anti-idling laws.
The company concludes its three-day Road Show at an event in Los Angeles with educational sessions and a ride-and-drive of a Blue Bird Vision Propane school bus, among other propane-powered vehicles.
The company will host a three-day California Roadshow Nov. 6-8 to demonstrate its near-zero emissions propane vehicles.
The state plans to use two-thirds of its Volkswagen settlement money to buy around 300 new school buses in low-income communities.
The engine, developed in partnership with Roush CleanTech, is certified at 0.02 g/bhp-hr of nitrogen oxide.
Pruitt has been the subject of multiple ethics investigations. President Trump accepts his resignation while continuing to defend his work at the EPA.
Seventeen school districts in the state get rebates of up to $15,000 per bus from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.
The state earmarks $130 million for electric buses. The mitigation funding is expected to become available starting in early 2019.
Idle Free Heat uses residual heat from the engine to keep the interior of the bus warm, circulating the heat through the vents when the bus is turned off.
Each applicant may request up to $800,000 as part of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act program. The EPA expects to award up to eight tribal assistance agreements.
The partners have reportedly deployed more than 16,000 propane, CNG, and gasoline-powered school buses since 2012.
Over 40 school districts in Southern California will soon each receive up to 15 CNG and propane school buses to replace pre-1994 diesel school buses.
With a small fleet of 10 buses total, North Crawford School District has acquired three propane models over the past two years and plans to buy more.