EPA DERA Program continues to Drive Down Diesel in Virginia

The EPA’s Diesel Emissions and Reduction Act awarded over $15 million in school bus replacement funding throughout the United States in 2021. The most recent round of rebates awarded $1.53 million across multiple school districts in Virginia to support the transition to propane and battery-electric school buses. Of those funds, $900,000 has been awarded to Petersburg City Public Schools for Electric School Buses. Here are the awarded districts in Virginia.

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Electric Transit Buses are Here; Virtual Site Visit with Alexandria DASH

In December 2020, Virginia Clean Cities (VCC) hosted the webinar “Electric Transit Buses in Virginia: A Virtual Site Visit” to showcase the Alexandria DASH (Alexandria Driving Safely Home) facilities and their new electric buses. The webinar began with the introduction of the facility and the Commonwealth’s progress towards alternative fuel vehicles by VCC Executive Director Alleyn Harned and the General Manager of the Alexandria Transit Company Josh Baker. Guest speakers Angela Conroy of the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and ...

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