CNG School Bus Tour | Stop #1

    April 18, 2017
    10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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    Ivan Smith Furniture
    5434 Technology Drive
    Shreveport, LA 71129

    Tuesday, April 18th | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

    Ivan Smith Furniture 
    5434 Technology Dr. 
    Shreveport, LA 71129 

    Free Event for School Transportation Reps:  Come to Ivan Smith Furniture!

    Blue Bird partners with Ford to give Vision buses the same rugged powertrain used by Ford Commercial Duty Trucks - optimized by ROUSH CleanTech for our bus application. Come learn about the basics of the Ford CNG engine and transmission at any of the event days or locations below. A CNG school bus will be on display and lunch is provided! 

    VW Partial Consent Decree

    The Volkswagen consent decree provides for the establishment of an Environmental Mitigation Trust to provide funds to the states to remediate the air quality impacts of the 2.0 liter vehicle emissions. Louisiana’s initial share is approximately $18 million over a three-year period. The $18 million to be distributed from the trust fund will pay for defined eligible projects also known as eligible mitigation actions. These include projects to reduce NOx from heavy duty diesel sources near population centers, such as large trucks, school and transit buses. A complete list of eligible mitigation actions is found in Appendix D-2 of the Consent Decree. The goal of each Eligible Mitigation Action shall be to achieve reductions of NOx emissions in the United States.

    Louisiana Projects

    The state has announced that it will distribute the Mitigation Trust Fund dollars among lasting, sustainable solutions. To this end, the state will give preference to projects proposed by public agencies that offer long-term benefits to the community at large.

    The state is considering the replacement of or repowering of publicly owned school buses as provided in the Consent Decree and the replacement of or repowering of aging state-owned heavy equipment fleet vehicles that are eligible under the mitigation trust. The vehicles will be replaced with new cleaner vehicles and or new cleaner burning engines.



    $0.00 Free Guest Registration. Lunch included

    $0.00 Free Guest Registration. Lunch included