The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it has awarded more than $3 million in rebates to replace 210 older diesel school buses with new buses that emit much less pollutants.
Seventy-six school bus fleets in 30 states will receive rebates through the agency's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act, which has funded over 600 clean diesel projects across the country since 2008.
For this latest round of funding, applicants were randomly selected and placed in order on a list until a total of $3 million was allocated. Public and private school bus fleets were eligible to apply for rebates for the replacement of buses with engine model years of 2006 or older. This was the EPA's second tranche of the rebate program aimed at replacing older diesel school buses.
A list of the new recipients is available here.