October 21, 2014, Deposit, N.Y. – At Leonard Bus Sales, we know that the most affordable way to green up your fleet is by replacing older school buses with new, clean-diesel buses. Now, grants by the Environmental Protection Agency can make the transition to new, clean diesel buses even more affordable.
As part of the Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA), the EPA is offering a total of $3 million in rebates through the 2014 School Bus Replacement Funding Opportunity.
“It’s always a sound investment to replace aging buses with new, clean diesel ones,” said Leonard Bus Sales Director of Marketing & Transportation Advisor Jon Leonard. “These grants can make the move to improved efficiency even more affordable.”
Application to the rebate program is open to both public and private fleets that replace older school buses with new, clean diesel ones. But don’t delay, applications must be received by November 17, 2014 at 4 p.m. EST. To see if your fleet is eligible, and to find out how to apply, visit http://www.epa.gov/otaq/diesel/dera-rebate-schoolbus14.htm.
All funding decisions are made by the EPA.
Leonard Bus Sales, Inc. is owned and operated by the Leonard family, a recognized leader in the distribution and support of quality, environmentally-friendly school and commercial buses. A third generation family-owned business, Leonard Bus Sales has nearly 50 years of experience providing cost-saving fleet management and award-winning customer support. Leonard Bus Sales is a leading-distributor of IC BusTM brand buses in Upstate New York. The company also distributes Type-A school and commercial buses from Trans Tech throughout New York and Type-A commercial buses from Champion Bus in Upstate New York. The company is headquartered in Deposit, NY and operates four full-service facilities in Bergen, Rome, Saratoga Springs and a Trans Tech Type-A facility in Garden City Park, N.Y. — www.leonardbus.com.