New federal emissions standards ratings released this year for school bus engines reveal that all fuels, including diesel, are now much cleaner with emissions falling well below EPA emissions standards.
The U.S. EPA reminded school bus operators that they have through Nov. 14 to submit applications for their share of over $7 million in grant money for cleaner vehicle emissions.
The clock is ticking for all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to submit plans for receiving their portions of the $2.7 billion VW Settlement Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund.
The U.S. EPA announced school districts, school bus contractors, state and local governments, and tribal governments can now apply for their share of an expected $7.25 million to replace older diesel school buses or for retrofit projects.
Thomas Built Buses displayed its first school bus equipped with the new Detroit Diesel DD5 diesel engine at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show.
ROUSH CleanTech’s Clean School Bus program informs states on the maximum emissions reduction and monetary savings that they could achieve based on the VW Trust funds they allocate to replacing school buses.