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Solicitation Applications Open for Volkswagen Mitigation Zero Emission Transit Funding

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October 28, 2019
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announces that the application period for the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Zero‑Emission Transit, School, and Shuttle Bus program is open. 
 
This solicitation is open to eligible bus owners throughout California, and funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

The VW Mitigation Trust has $130 million in funds to replace older, high-polluting transit, school, and shuttle buses with new battery-electric or fuel-cell buses. Replacing an older bus with a zero-emission bus eliminates particulate matter and other pollutants that impact children and residents riding the buses, as well as residents throughout California communities. During the project’s 10-year period, approximately 425 vehicles will be replaced with an incentive amount of up to $400,000 per vehicle.

The Zero-Emission Transit, School, and Shuttle Bus program is part of the VW Environmental Mitigation Trust, a nationwide program that provides about $423 million for California to fully mitigate the excess nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions caused by VW’s use of illegal emissions testing defeat devices in VW diesel vehicles. California’s funding will support advanced technology vehicle and equipment deployments and accelerate the zero‑emission transformation of the heavy‑duty fleet. More than 50 percent of the total project funds are expected to benefit disadvantaged or low-income communities.

Get started and apply for a new transit bus, shuttle bus or school bus today!


 
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