Pallone Announces Old Bridge School District Awarded Funding to Replace Diesel Buses with Environmentally-Friendly Bu

Feb 7, 2013 Issues: Education, Environment

WASHINGTON DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced The Old Bridge Township Board of Education was selected to receive rebates for new clean diesel school buses.  The rebates are worth up to $30,000 and are part of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) School Bus Replacement Rebate Program.

The EPA School Bus Replacement Program is authorized as part of the Diesel Replacement Emission Reduction Act. Older diesel buses emit large amounts of nitrogen oxides, which are linked to negative health effects. The program provides rebate incentives for agencies such as school districts to replace older buses with more efficient buses powered by 2012 model year, or newer, engines.

“The environmental and health benefits of replacing older diesel buses with cleaner, more modern versions are clear,” said Pallone. “I am proud to support this EPA program and proud that the Old Bridge Board of Education will receive rebates to update their bus fleet with more efficient vehicles.”