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Projects in Michigan


Idling Management
  • Birmingham Public Schools are implementing their Bus Idling Policy fully throughout the district.
State/Local Authorizied Programs
Clean School BusFunds
  • USEPA awarded $95,357 to Ann Arbor and Manchester Public Schools in 2004. Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) received $95,357 to procure EPA verified diesel oxidation catalysts for 110 AAPS diesel school buses and for operating the Manchester Public Schools fleet of 18 buses on biodiesel B20 (diesel fuel blended with 20 percent biodiesel). AAPS administers the grant for both AAPS and Manchester Public Schools, which is a nearby small, somewhat rural, school district just west of Ann Arbor. AAPS is installing crankcase filtration systems in three buses as a trial of the systems.
  • USEPA awarded $70,000 to Okemos Public Schools in 2004. Okemos Public Schools (OPS) received $70,000 to procure and installed EPA verified diesel oxidation catalysts (DOC) in 78 school buses throughout seven different area school districts. OPS, located in the greater Lansing, Michigan area, administered the grant, as a part of the formation of seven collaborative partnerships (with six area school districts in the Ingham, Eaton and Livingston County areas). Representatives from each district attended a 2-3 hour seminar for retrofitting DOCs and CFSs, and focused on installation procedures (for future buses), maintenance of units, and information on air quality improvements due to the catalysts. Link to national case study on Okemos' project.
  • USEPA awarded $140,365 to Traverse City Area Public Schools in 2006 (with 2005 funds). Traverse City will replace one 1984 model year diesel school bus and will retrofit 120 others with catalysts.
National Funds
Regional Geographic/Great Cities Funds
  • In 2003, USEPA Region 5 awarded $100,000 to City of Detroit to retrofit 44 refuse trucks with catalysts.

Department of Transportation or Congestion, Mitigation, and Air Quality (CMAQ) Funds

Supplemental Environment Projects (SEP)
  • State SEP with Severstal Steel for $200,000 to retrofit on-site diesel equipment and school buses in the South Dearborn area.
Privately Funded Projects

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