School District 2 Receives Funds to Replace Bus

School District 2 Receives Funds to Replace Bus

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GREEN RIVER– Sweetwater County School District #2 Transportation Department will be replacing one of their buses due to having received $118,280 of reimbursement funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Wyoming Department of Education (WDE).

The WDE reimbursed the district $88,710. The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA), a program under the EPA, provided a grant of $29,570 for the district’s bus replacement. These reimbursements total $118,280.

DERA is a program designed to support projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines, according to the EPA.

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Transportation Department Supervisor, Rachel Todd, said the current Type D school bus will be replaced by a Type C, 72-passenger bus, which was selected from the Wyoming State Bus Bid.

In addition to the replacement, the district will fund $4,285 to include an upgraded transmission. The school board unanimously approved the bus replacement and transmission upgrade.