Clean Diesel Grants

Overview

As part of US EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign, WVDEP’s Division of Air Quality has participated in several projects to help reduce diesel emissions in our state. These projects have been accomplished through partnerships with the WV Division of Public Transit, the WV Division of Highways, local transit authorities and county school systems.

Clean Diesel Projects

  • Off-set the cost of new technology to bring the first hybrid electric diesel transit buses to the state. These seven buses now operate in the Charleston and Huntington areas as part of the Kanawha Valley Regional Transit Authority and The Tri-State Transit Authority’s fleets.

  • Partially off-set replacement costs for ten on-road single-axle diesel dump trucks with new, cleaner trucks within the Division of Highways fleet. These dump trucks will be used across the state. To ensure that the older model trucks could no longer be used for transportation activities, the Division of Highways drilled holes in the engine block and engine manifold of each truck, as well as cut each chassis in half prior to sale at auction for scrap andd parts.

  • Partially off-set replacement costs for five school buses in Greenbrier County with new, cleaner buses meeting EPA's latest emission control standards. To ensure that the older buses could no longer be used for transportation activities, each bus was taken down to scrap and sold for recycle value.

  • Partially off-set replacement costs for four school buses in Fayette County with new, cleaner buses meeting EPA's latest emission control standards. To ensure that the older buses could no longer be used for transportation activities, each bus was taken down to scrap and sold for recycle value.

  • Partially off-set replacement costs for six on-road double-axle diesel dump trucks with new, cleaner trucks within the Division of Highways fleet. Five dump trucks will be used primarily in Kanawha County and one primarily in Greenbrier County. To ensure that the older model trucks could no longer be used for transportation activities, the Division of Highways drilled holes in the engine block of each truck, as well as cut each chassis in half prior to sale at auction for scrap and parts.

Apply for Grant Funding

Eligible entities may apply directly to US EPA for competitive grant funding for clean diesel projects. To find out more, please visit the US EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Funding website.


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Hybid KRT Bus
One of seven new hybrid KRT buses
Hybid KRT Bus
One of seven new hybrid KRT buses
Dump Truck with Snow Plow
Dump truck with snow plow
Yellow school bus with childern boarding
One of five cleaner school buses in Greenbrier County.
Parked fleet of new yellow school buses
Five Greenbrier County school buses meeting EPA's latest emission control standards.
Four new yellow chool buses
New school buses for Greenbrier County.
New WVDOT trucks meeting higher EPA emission standards.
New WVDOT trucks meeting higher EPA emission standards.
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