WASHINGTON, Oct. 11, 2017 - School buses in Delaware will be upgraded through an EPA grant of $224,165. The funds, part of the Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA), will go toward replacing nine older diesel buses with two new clean diesel buses and seven new propane-powered models. “Delaware’s efforts to transform its school-bus fleet with new technology not only provides environmental and health benefits, but cost-effectiveness as well,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. The DERA grant covers 25 percent of the cost of replacing the older buses, with a 75 percent match by school transportation providers. EPA estimates that lifetime emission reductions from these upgrades will include 57.2 tons of nitrogen oxide, 7.2 tons of particulate matter, 9 tons of hydrocarbons and 11.8 tons of carbon monoxide.

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