East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition met with the vehicle maintenance manager at Clarksville-Montgomery County School System Bus Facilities to talk about their switch to propane buses thanks to state EPA funds in Tennessee.

Jonathan Overly, Executive Director of East Tennessee Cleans Fuels, traveled up to Clarksville, Tennessee to talk with Ricky Phillips, Vehicle Maintenance Manager of Clarksville-Montgomery County School System Bus Facilities about how they are using their Reducing Emissions for a Healthier Tennessee (RDE4HT) funding to replace their older diesel school buses for new, cleaner propane autogas school buses to improve air quality for their students.

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East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition’s “Reducing Diesel Emissions for a Healthier Tennessee” rebate program is making state EPA funds available in Tennessee to replace older, diesel vehicles with new alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) that can run on propane, compressed natural gas (CNG), electricity, hybrids, and Truck Stop Electrification (TSE, and similar) equipment. This funding is EPA Clean Diesel funding that is provided to states to reduce diesel emissions. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) oversees Tennessee’s state EPA funding and is partnering with the East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition (ETCleanFuels) to manage the rebate program and funding and direct it into efforts that reduce diesel emissions in Tennessee from Memphis to Mountain City.

For more information about the RDE4HT funding in Tennessee contact [email protected]

Check out ET Clean Fuel’s other video on propane bus purchases with the chief operations officer of CMCSS here.

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