D211 Post: EPA Grant Aids Purchase of Additional Green Buses
In 2018, Township High School District 211 purchased 15 propane-fueled school buses in its drive to add alternative fuel vehicles. In March 2019, the District received a $200,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as part of the Diesel Emission Reduction Act School Rebate Program.
At the April 25, 2019 Board of Education meeting, it was announced that the grant money would be used to aid in the purchase an additional 15 propane-fueled buses to continue efforts to reduce diesel emissions as well as overall maintenance costs. The new buses are scheduled for delivery in July 2019. With the addition of the new propane buses nearly 20% of the District’s 160 bus fleet will be alternative-fueled.
For more information on the initial purchase of propane-fueled buses, click here.