The DeKalb County School District has recently begun purchasing low emission vehicle (LEV) buses. In LEVs, the amount of damaging particulates that are created by burning diesel (or any other) fuel is greatly reduced. This means our buses will help improve the air quality in the Atlanta area and help the area stay in compliance with ever-tightening United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) air quality standards.
Currently the DeKalb County School District has eighty-six LEVs in its fleet. Over the next ten years, we will be adding another 500 LEV buses. All of the new buses will be LEVs. We’re hoping to put a bid out in October for seventy-seven new LEV buses. As we replace our older buses, we’ll put even less emissions into the air!
If the state gives us permission, our LEVs will be displaying bumper stickers that indicate they are LEVs so you can—literally—breathe a little easier.
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