$86,353 awarded for school bus project
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Region 5 has awarded an $86,353 grant to the Norwalk-Ontario-Wilton School
District in Ontario, Wisconsin, for a project to cut emissions from their
EPA said the grant will be used to retrofit nine school
buses with emission-reducing diesel oxidation catalysts and crankcase
filtration systems. In addition, the district will use idle reduction
technologies on 10 buses, replace one bus with a new, low-emission bus
and teach the importance of clean-air practices.
Launched in April 2003, Clean School Bus USA brings
together partners from business, education, transportation and public
health organizations to reduce bus emissions.
The grant was provided under the Midwest Clean Diesel
Initiative to reduce diesel emissions in the Midwest.