Dundee getting EPA funds for new bus

The Dundee Central School District will be getting a new bus through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act funding.

Nationwide, the EPA is awarding $8.7 million to replace or retrofit 452 older diesel buses. In New York, $460,000 is going to replace or retrofit 23 buses, including one in Dundee.

Stephanie Cleveland, Dundee’s transportation director, learned of the EPA program last year when district officials were looking at purchasing new buses.

“We will replacing an older model diesel bus with an approved, newer model bus that meets the requirements of the program,” Cleveland said. “The bus submitted for the rebate will be scrapped as part of the requirements of the rebate program. We are very pleased to have been selected for this rebate.”

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