Tennessee Schools to Replace 143 School Buses

Next-Gen Transportation reported in a June 3 article that the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced its support for school bus replacements across the state with more than $8.85 million in grant funding.

The grant program is funded by the Volkswagen Diesel Settle Environmental Mitigation Trust fund. The program helps school districts replace a minimum of one school bus with any new diesel or alternative fuel bus.

There are 39 school districts that are using the grant to replace a total of 143 model-year 2009 school buses or older: 68 new diesel buses, 66 propane autogas, one electric and 8 compressed natural gas school buses were purchased with this grant.