School buses are among the eligible vehicles to be retrofitted or replaced in the latest round of Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding.
At ASBC’s Love the Bus event in rural Sloughhouse, California, dignitaries from Congress and the EPA cite the benefits of school buses, and students in yellow T-shirts show their spirit.
At a school near Sacramento, California, nearly 500 students in yellow “I Love the Bus” T-shirts will hear from various dignitaries about the importance of the yellow bus.
The document offers strategies for limiting students’ exposure, including ventilation and filtration, school siting decisions, anti-idling policies and school bus fleet upgrades.
The supplier’s engine lineup meets the current EPA regulations and the second step in greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency standards, which take effect in 2017.
The third round of DERA rebates will go toward replacing or retrofitting 400 older diesel school buses in 35 states.
Several school bus-related projects are among those awarded grants to retrofit and replace old diesel vehicles and equipment.
The rebates are for replacing older school buses or — in a new option for the program this year — installing retrofit technology to reduce emissions.
The EPA and NHTSA’s jointly proposed standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles — including school buses — would cover model years 2021 to 2027.
The event on April 16 featured two new alternative-fuel Thomas Built buses to celebrate grant awards for the upfit of 15 buses for the school districts.
A new round of grants in the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act program will be awarded for projects to reduce emissions from diesel vehicles.
Use of clean fuels and updated pollution control measures in school buses can result in fewer student absences, according to a university study.
The grants from the Ohio EPA will go toward emission-control and idle-reduction equipment for dozens of school buses.