School buses are included in the vehicle types that are eligible for the funding and school districts are among the eligible entities.
The state plans to use about a quarter of its Volkswagen settlement money to buy 142 new school buses in low-income communities.
Henrico County (Va.) Public Schools receives the first Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus equipped with the new Detroit DD5 engine.
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.
Nearly $13 million of the state’s $64.8 million in mitigation plan funds will go toward replacing aging diesel school buses with new diesel-powered, electric, or other alt-fuel buses.
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 school bus manufacturer will showcase key technological advancements in electric vehicle technology and the newest diesel engines at the association’s trade show on Tuesday.
In this guest editorial, Allen Schaeffer from the Diesel Technology Forum says that for the same fixed investment, many more older and higher-emitting school buses can be replaced with new-technology diesel than with an all-electric choice.
The state plans to use two-thirds of its Volkswagen settlement money to buy around 300 new school buses in low-income communities.
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.
The new diesel engine will power a Saf-T-Liner HDX school bus that the OEM will showcase next month.