The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) houses the
North Central Texas (NCT) Clean School Bus Program. The NCT Clean
School Bus Program is a
fuel-neutral program serving the 16-county
NCTCOG service area. It serves as a clearinghouse for information on
technology, legislation, best-practices for school bus operators, and
clean school bus funding opportunities.
The program aims to reduce emissions from school bus fleets by
encouraging and assisting in the expedited purchase of clean school
buses as well as adoption and enforcement of
anti-idling policies. In
addition, this program seeks to gather
community resources to assist
and school bus operators in improving
quality and protecting the
Ten counties in the NCT area have been classified as nonattainment for the pollutant ozone by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This means that they do not meet federal air quality standards and are required to take measures to reduce pollution to within acceptable levels. Because of this, and the inherent health impacts of poor air quality, efforts are being made to reduce emissions from all pollution sources, which includes school buses.
NCT Clean School Bus Program Goals
- Administer grant funding for eligible projects that reduce emissions from older, high-emitting school buses.
- Provide education materials to schools, school districts, and school bus operators about various clean school bus options that can improve the fleet, 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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2015 Call for Projects (Coming Soon)
Current Funding Opportunities
Clean School Bus Program Contacts