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.
The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grants will fund such projects as retrofitting and replacing older school buses.
Federal dignitaries join elementary students to celebrate the yellow bus and its vital role in education at the American School Bus Council’s main event for Love the Bus.
The funds will be used to replace 13 older diesel buses with new models. The five California districts are among 76 recipients nationwide to be awarded rebates from the EPA.
Administrator Mark Rosekind will be among the dignitaries at the American School Bus Council’s Feb. 10 event. He is slated to talk about the safety benefits of school buses.