June 29, 2022
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The Ohio Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant or DERG program recently awarded six grants totaling more than $9 million to replace 25 aging diesel transit buses with cleaner diesel or alternative fuel technology.

[Above photo by the Ohio DOT]

The Ohio Department of Transportation and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency jointly administer the state’s DERG program.

In a statement, the Ohio EPA estimated that those new buses should cut emissions by more than six tons of air pollutants annually; an air quality benefit that should continue to accrue each year the new buses remain in service.

Projects receiving funding include:

Funding for those DERG grants comes from the Federal Highway Administration’s Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program. The Ohio DOT noted that the next DERG application deadline occurs in the fall of 2022.

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