Outcomes and Results for Rural School Bus Pilot Project
Zero-emission school bus projects:
- 116 school buses and charging stations ordered.
- 91 on the road transporting students as of July 2023.
Hybrid or Internal Combustion Engine school bus projects:
- 78 school buses ordered.
- 72 on the road transporting students as of July 2023.
In February 2017, NCUAQMD released a solicitation for school districts to apply for grant funding. The solicitation closed on March 30, 2017, and 422 old school bus applications were received requesting $127 million in funding.
A new solicitation was held in June 2018 receiving nearly 600 old school bus applications, with requested funds totaling approximately $185 million.