MPCA offered approximately $1.7 million for grants to replace old diesel school buses with new, cleaner diesel, propane, or natural gas models. Funding was divided into two categories based on the location of vehicle operation.
In all, 22 grant recipients representing 3 school districts and 19 private companies in Minnesota will replace 92 old buses with new propane and “clean diesel” models.
Anticipated emissions reductions from funded projects include 58 tons of nitrogen oxides, 2.4 tons of particulate matter, and 4,014 tons of greenhouse gases.
|Aksamit Transportation||$160,000||8||Non-metro: Todd County|
|Barnesville Bus Company||$30,000||2||Non-metro: Clay/Wilkin/Otter Tail|
|Crosby-Ironton Transportation||$45,000||3||Non-metro: Crow Wing|
|Faribault Transportation||$100,000||5||Non-metro: Rice|
|Harmony Transit||$15,000||1||Non-metro: Fillmore|
|ISD 542 Battle Lake||$15,000||1||Non-metro: Otter Tail|
|Marschall Line||$90,000||6||Metro: Dakota|
|Menahga Public School District 821||$20,000||1||Non-metro: Wadena|
|Minneapolis & Suburban Bus||$120,000||6||Metro: Hennepin|
|Minnesota Coaches||$90,000||6||Metro: Dakota, Washington|
|Monarch Bus Service||$120,000||3||3||Metro: Ramsey, Anoka|
|NorthStar Bus Lines||$200,000||10||Metro: Hennepin|
|NRHEG Public School District 2168||$30,000||2||Non-metro: Waseca|
|Olander Bus Service||$60,000||4||Non-metro: Becker|
|Ottertail Coaches||$60,000||4||Non-metro: Otter Tail|
|Ready Bus||$30,000||2||Non-metro: Houston, Winona|
|Rehbein Transit||$90,000||6||Metro: Anoka|
|Stahlke Bus Company||$30,000||2||Non-metro: Wright|
|Steins Bus||$60,000||3||Non-metro: Clearwater|
|Voigt’s Bus||$145,000||8||Non-metro: Stearns, Benton: Metro: Anoka|
|Voyageur Bus||$60,000||4||Non-metro: St. Louis|
|Yaeger Bus||$30,000||2||Non-metro: Blue Earth, Nicollet, Le Sueur|
This grant round was intended to eliminate cost barriers by providing crucial financial assistance to organizations looking to replace older diesel school buses. The purpose of this grant program is to reduce emissions from older diesel vehicles in Minnesota by replacing them with new, cleaner diesel, or alternative fuel models.