Funds will help replace 10 freight trucks in Portland and 10 school buses

Ten diesel fume-spewing trucks will be replaced in the Portland area along with 10 diesel buses, thanks to funding granted Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The EPA announced it's giving $572,522 to the Columbia Corridor Association to help replace 10 heavy-duty diesel freight trucks. The money also will allow the nonprofit business group to electrify 43 parking spaces in and around Portland.

In a separate award, the EPA granted $307,862 to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality to replace 10 heavy-duty diesel school buses that are used in areas of high or medium population density. That money will be combined with $205,241 in matching state funds and $825,000 in additional matching funds.

The funds were part of $3.6 million allotted by EPA to Northwest projects from its Diesel Emission Reduction Act funding.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Go to top
Template by JoomlaShine