Last year, The
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) awarded Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities
(GLACC) $1.07 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to reduce school bus emissions in Michigan.
In partnership with Grand Ledge Public Schools
, GLACC replaced six buses with new 2010 IC Buses — in layman's terms, buses that produce fewer harmful emissions — featuring in-cylinder emission reduction technology.
We "are happy to have partnered with Grand Ledge Public Schools to bring Recovery Act funding to the area," says Rachel Kuntzsch, executive director of local nonprofit Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities. "Grand Ledge is leading by example in putting some of the cleanest school buses available on the road, meeting U.S. EPA 2010 emissions standards."
These new buses will reduce student and driver exposure to pollutants significantly.
Source: Abbie Brengle, Greater Lansing Clean Cities
Writer: Suban Nur Cooley