Yellow is the New Green in Crittenden County

School Board Welcomes More Propane School Buses

Wayne Winters shows off Crittenden County's new propane-fueled school bus.
Wayne Winters shows off Crittenden County’s new propane-fueled school bus.

It’s not every day you see someone eating popcorn beside a tailpipe, but that’s exactly what Crittenden County Schools lead vehicle mechanic, Wayne Winters, did to demonstrate how clean the propane autogas that fuels their new school buses is.  Compared to their diesel counterparts, the propane buses produce no particulate matter and have 98% less nitrogen oxides emissions – pollution that is linked to increased risk of stroke, heart attack, and respiratory problems.   Continue reading “Yellow is the New Green in Crittenden County”

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Cleaner School Buses Coming to Crittenden County

Governor Beshear Announces Clean Diesel Funding

Governor Steve Beshear announced today that the Kentucky Division for Air Quality (DAQ) has awarded Crittenden County Board of Education approximately $95,000 in Kentucky clean diesel grant funding to reduce diesel emissions from its school bus fleet. The funds were available as a result of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emission Reduction Act.

“Crittenden County continues to lead the way toward a cleaner, greener school bus fleet,” said Gov. Beshear.  “Everyone benefits when we reduce diesel emissions in our communities – especially our children.” Continue reading “Cleaner School Buses Coming to Crittenden County”

CLEAN DIESEL FUNDING ANNOUNCED

$90,000 Available to Reduce Diesel Emissions in Kentucky

The Kentucky Division for Air Quality (DAQ)  is seeking proposals for projects to help clean up Kentucky’s diesel fleets.  Through this competitive funding opportunity, $90,000 is available for projects that focus on reducing diesel emissions from non-road and on-road, public and private diesel fleets.

These reductions of diesel emissions may be achieved through a number of strategies, including the installation of retrofit devices and idle reduction technologies on vehicles, engine repowers, and vehicle replacement. Eligible vehicles include non-road equipment; municipal vehicles; marine engines; locomotives; and transit or school buses. Continue reading “CLEAN DIESEL FUNDING ANNOUNCED”