Public Input Sought: EPA Announces Listening Session About Clean School Bus Program

Updated: Sep 12

GASP has long advocated for clean school buses and is pleased to tell you about an upcoming listening session hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding its Clean School Bus Program.


The agency is seeking YOUR input on the program, which will offer $5 billion over five years to replace older, dirty diesel buses with those that are zero-emission or that use alternate fuels.


The EPA will provide an overview of the legislation and also seek input from stakeholders on developing a successful program to achieve nationwide deployment of clean and zero-emission school buses. 


Eligible recipients for funding through this new program include state and local governments, certain contractors, nonprofit school transportation associations, Tribes, Tribal organizations, or Tribally-controlled schools.


Webinar participants will have an opportunity to speak for up to two minutes to provide feedback. Depending on participation, not every attendee may have time to speak, but interested parties may also submit suggestions about program implementation to cleanschoolbus@epa.gov.


“This is a tremendous funding opportunity that we hope agencies and operators in our region will take advantage of,” GASP Executive Director Patrick Campbell said. “We know that diesel exhaust causes everything from asthma attacks to heart attacks, stroke, and even premature death. So the sooner we transition to clean buses the better.”


The session is slated from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 15. You can register here.


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