Bradford County School Gets $ to Buy Clean Buses
A school district in Bradford County, Pennsylvania is among 400 school districts across the U.S. getting federal money to buy clean school buses.
Governor Tom Wolf says the Troy Area School District, Rohrer Enterprises will get two-point-seven-six million dollars to buy seven buses.
11 districts in the commonwealth are receiving allocations. Troy was the only district in the Northern Tier on the list of 11 Pennsylvania schools getting the funds.
On Wednesday, October 26, Vice President Kamala Harris and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan announced the one billion dollars in grant awards for the purchase of 2,500 clean school buses under a wider effort to accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles to reduce air pollution near schools and communities.
Governor Wolf says Pennsylvania is being awarded $34.6 million for the purchase 89 new clean buses state-wide. Districts in Dauphin County, Scranton in Lackawanna County, Luzerne County, Mifflin County, Potter County, Tioga/Lycoming Counties and Washington County are getting funding.
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Acting Secretary Ramez Ziadeth says “These investments into clean vehicles will pay dividends for these districts, saving them on fuel costs and improving air quality.”
Officials in Pennsylvania say grant funding for clean diesel and electric school buses is also available through several Department of Environmental Protection programs. The “Driving PA Forward” program also has grants for vehicles that include school buses. The Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant program also provides grants for alternative fuel refueling and electric vehicle charging stations.
The money announced October 26 is said to be the first round of funding from the EPA Clean School Bus Program.
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