The agency will award selected applicants $15,000 to $20,000 per bus for scrapping and replacement. The deadline to apply is Oct. 30.
Whether members are interested in idling reduction, upgrading to newer and cleaner diesel engines, or need help moving to alternate fuels, the National School Transportation Association can help in a variety of ways.
The latest round of DERA funding will be used to replace 473 school buses in 43 states or territories.
Proposals for the program funds can be submitted through March 26.
Fulton County (Ga.) School System will replace 85 of its diesel-powered school buses with new propane buses.
School buses are included in the vehicle types that are eligible for the funding and school districts are among the eligible entities.
Past president Dale Krapf discusses the NSTA’s support of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act program at an event to honor Children’s Health Month.
Pruitt has been the subject of multiple ethics investigations. President Trump accepts his resignation while continuing to defend his work at the EPA.
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 New York State Bus Distributors Association recommends including all viable clean-engine technologies in a replacement program.
For the new round of DERA funds, the EPA expects to make between 20 and 80 awards for projects to replace or retrofit older diesel vehicles, including school buses.
As state agencies work out plans for their share of the Volkswagen diesel mitigation funding, it has become clear that allocations for school buses will vary widely from state to state.
School buses powered by Roush CleanTech propane fuel systems with Ford 6.8L 2V and 3V engines are covered under the CARB HD-OBD certification.
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