Children in Long Island’s Massapequa, Amityville, Copiague and Half Hollow Hills School Districts who ride Educational Bus Transportation buses will soon enjoy a cleaner, healthier environment. A member of The Trans Group, LLC, Educational Bus Transportation was recently awarded a grant through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Clean Diesel Rebate Program to help replace older school buses. Educational Bus Transportation also provides mini-bus transportation for school districts in eastern Nassau and western Suffolk counties.
“The EPA and Educational Bus Transportation are committed to the cleaner operation of school buses by implementing the latest clean diesel technologies,” said Sean Corr, president of Educational Bus Transportation. “We are grateful that the application submitted to the EPA was selected for funding and $200,000 has been allocated to help us purchase newer, cleaner buses.”
Tim Flood, executive vice president of The Trans Group also added, “At The Trans Group, we believe in investing in the future of Long Island and are pleased that we can do our part to help Educational Bus Transportation make the environment a better place for the next generation.”
According to the EPA website, the National Clean Diesel Rebate Program was designed to encourage school bus fleet turnover so more children can ride buses with the cleanest emissions standards.
With more than 1,700 employees, The Trans Group operates more than 1,200 school and public transit buses in lower New York state and Long Island. The company is actively involved in the school bus industry on a state and national level. For more information, visit www.thetransgroup.com.