Clean school bus funding awarded to states

The White House announced the recipients of its second round of funding Monday.
DeKalb County students board a bus, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/David Tulis)

Nearly 300 school districts in 37 states will receive more than $950 million to replace diesel-powered school buses with clean alternatives, including electric, compressed natural gas and propane, the White House announced Monday.

“The funding announced today will help selectees purchase over 2,700 clean school buses in 280 school districts nationwide, bringing transformative environmental and health benefits to many communities all across this country,” Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan said in a call with reporters.

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