March 12, 2018 | Number of The Day
Number of diesel school buses in NJ to be retrofitted under EPA award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded more than $8.7 million to replace or retrofit 452 older diesel school buses. The funds are going to 141 school bus fleets in 32 states, each of which will receive rebates through EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding. In New Jersey, rebates are going toward replacement or retrofitting of 27 buses in Iselin, Toms River, Bayonne, and Tabernacle. The new and retrofitted buses will reduce pollutants that are linked to health problems such as asthma and lung damage.