Older school buses can produce high amounts of air pollution, much of which poses a risk to the children riding in those buses. The Yolo-Solano AQMD has made cost-effective bus retrofits and replacements a funding priority. Our Clean School Bus Program improves air quality and helps protect the health of children and others who work or live where school buses operate.
The Clean School Bus Program is funded through a $2 fee on all vehicle registrations within the Yolo-Solano AQMD.
The program was put on hiatus in 2012 as the District had retrofitted or replaced all eligible school buses in Yolo-Solano. Changes to state guidelines have opened up additional eligibility for local buses, and Yolo-Solano AQMD staff is working directly with local school districts to identify buses to clean up or replace.
For more information on the Clean School Bus Program, contact our planning staff at (530) 757-3653.