Dems: Grant can help reduce diesel emissions from school buses

October 17, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing $7 million to replace and retrofit older school buses. Public and private school bus fleet owners can apply by October 30 to update older diesel buses. Replacing these buses will decrease pollution, improve air quality and reduce students’ exposure to toxins.

School buses eligible for replacement include engine model years of 2006 or older. Rebates can be used to retrofit school buses with engine model years 1994-2006. To learn more about the rebate program, applicant eligibility and selection process, go to


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