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North Central Texas Clean School Bus Program

North Central Texas Clean School Bus Program 2015 Call for Projects - Now Open!

The North Central Texas Clean School Bus Program has announced funding through the 2015 Call for Projects (CFP). Approximately one million in grant funding is now available through the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality's Supplemental Environmental Project Program.

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For more information about cleaning up school buses in Texas, check out the short video above from the  Environmental Defense Fund.

Program Details

 

  • Eligible projects include school bus replacement, repower, retrofit, and installation of idle reduction technology.

 

  • Eligible projects must adopt the Regional Transportation Council's newly revised Clean Fleet Policy by the application deadline.

 

  • Interested parties are encouraged to complete an electronic Intent to Submit form to help staff identify potential applicants.

 

  • Applications are due "in-hand" by 5 pm Central Time on Friday, March 13, 2015.

 

CFP Materials:

North Central Texas Clean School Bus Program Overview

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) houses the North Central Texas (NCT) Clean School Bus Program. The mission of this program is to reduce emissions from school bus fleets and improve air quality at school campuses in order to both reduce health impacts associated with poor air quality and support regional efforts to attain federal air quality standards.

 

Program Goals

  • Provide grant funding for projects that reduce emissions from older, high-emitting school buses. Click here for a summary of previously awarded projects.

  • Provide education materials to schools, school districts, and school bus operators about various clean school bus options that can improve school bus fleets, benefit the environment, and protect the health of school aged children.

  • Promote implementation and enforcement of anti-idling policies for school buses and all other vehicles that operate within a school zone.

 

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Clean School Bus Program Contacts

Heather Davis

Air Quality Planner

817-704-5602

hdavis@nctcog.org

Lori Clark

Principal Air Quality Planner

817-695-9232

lclark@nctcog.org

Shannon Stevenson

Program Manager

817-608-2304

sstevenson@nctcog.org

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