Region school corporations, business granted funds to replace diesel transportation with clean energy | Latest Headlines

Other groups in the state include agencies in South Bend, Muncie, Mishawaka, Bloomington, Jeffersonville, Indianapolis, New Albany and Nappanee.

The projects all involve transportation modes, with 120 vehicles in total including refuse trucks, transit buses, school buses, municipal snow plows and dump trucks. In addition, some agencies will receive a concrete mixing truck that runs on a range of energy sources, such as compressed natural gas, liquid propane gas, clean diesel and electric.

In October 2017, Gov. Eric Holcomb signed an executive order giving instructions on the distribution of the $40.9 million allocated to the state. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management was named as the beneficiary and administrative agency for the trust fund, according to the executive order.

Last year, South Shore Clean Cities wrote more than 40 grant applications, for which 62% of the money was awarded. This amounted to more than $6.1 million for projects which helped fund a total of 101 clean energy vehicles, the organization said.

This resulted in the Gary Public Transportation Corporation receiving funding for four electric transit buses last year and Chesterton-based Roll & Hold Warehousing being able to buy an electric-powered rail car mover, the first of its kind in Indiana. Carmel Clay Schools was also able to purchase state’s first electric school bus from the 2019 grant awards.

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