Past DERA Projects

2019 Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program Results:

Eight school districts decommissioned a total of 28 old diesel school buses and replaced them with 20 new diesel and eight new propane school buses. These projects will improve air quality and reduce children’s exposure to harmful diesel emissions in and around the school bus and along the routes they serve.  Collectively, these projects will result in the following lifetime emission reductions reported in short tons: NOx 12.74, PM 1.121, HC 1.805, CO 5.660, CO2 1669.32.

Details on funding and the number of school buses replaced for each project are as follows:

Fennville Public Schools received $22,760 of Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program funds to replace one old diesel school bus with one new diesel school bus.

Fowlerville Community Schools received $110,358 of Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program funds to replace five old diesel school buses with five new propane school buses.

Hamilton Community Schools received $69,335 of Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program funds to replace three old diesel school buses with three new propane school buses.

Hillsdale Community Schools received $23,234 of Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program funds to replace one old diesel school bus with one new diesel school bus.

Hopkins Public Schools received $43,538 of Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program funds to replace two old diesel school buses with two new diesel school buses.

Livonia Public Schools received $71,441 of Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program funds to replace five old special education diesel school buses with five new special education diesel school buses.

Ludington Area Schools received $129,885 of Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program funds to replace six old diesel school buses with six new diesel school buses.

Wayne-Westland Community School District received $135,545 of Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program funds to replace five old diesel school buses with five new diesel school buses.

2018 Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program Results:
The City of Hillsdale successfully replaced three old dump/plow trucks with new 2018 model vehicles.  The project will decrease emissions by an estimated 4.2 tons annually and contribute to a total reduction of 25.4 tons of lifetime emissions.  The City of Hillsdale received $107,000 in grant funds from the 2018 Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program to complete this project.

Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision (SDEV) partnered with Gemini Transport, LLC, to remove one of their legacy Class 8 diesel trucks operating in southwest Detroit and replace it with a new 2018 diesel truck. SDEV reports that the one class 8 truck replaced in the project will result in lifetime emission reductions totaling 87.9 tons in southwest Detroit neighborhoods. SDEV received $42,665 in grant funds from the 2018 Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program to complete this project.

2017 Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program Results:
Alger County Road Commission successfully replaced two old heavy-duty highway maintenance trucks with two new 2017, heavy-duty highway maintenance trucks.  This project is helping to improve air quality by reducing particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen, greenhouse gases, and volatile organic compounds.  The new trucks are also using less diesel fuel and are providing health benefits to workers in maintenance and storage buildings.  The Alger County Road Commission was granted $66,095 to complete this project.

Monroe County Road Commission has successfully replaced three old tandem axle trucks and one single axle truck with three new tandem axle trucks and one new single axle truck.  This project is located in a priority area and is helping to improve air quality by reducing particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen, greenhouse gases, and volatile organic compounds.  The Monroe County Road Commission was granted $193,690 to complete this project.

SDEV successfully replaced three old vehicles with three new vehicles that operate primarily in Detroit and Dearborn, but also travel throughout other parts of Southeast Michigan. SDEV partnered with H & P Transportation to replace one old heavy-duty truck and with National Industrial Maintenance to replace two old street sweepers.  This project is located in a priority area and is helping to improve air quality by reducing particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen, greenhouse gases, and volatile organic compounds.  SDEV was granted $210,000 to complete this project.

2016 Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program Results:
SDEV has successfully completed the replacement of an old high-polluting truck with a new clean diesel truck that meets or exceeds the current highest U.S. EPA emissions standards.  SDEV received $46,562 in federal funds from the 2016 Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program to complete this project.

SDEV’s partner, Gemini Transport, replaced a 2003 heavy duty truck with a 2016 truck that will decrease diesel emissions by an estimated 2 tons annually and contribute to a total reduction of 11.4 tons of lifetime emissions.  These reductions will help to improve air quality and reduce exposure to diesel emissions in Wayne, Kent, and Saginaw Counties, with the majority of health impact benefits occurring in Detroit and Dearborn, Michigan.

During the project period, SDEV and its partners were able to complete one of the five proposed vehicle replacements.

2015 Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program Results:
SDEV successfully completed the replacement of five old high-polluting trucks with five new clean diesel trucks that meet or exceed the current highest U.S. EPA emissions standards.  SDEV received $124,550 in grant funds from the 2015 Michigan Clean Diesel Grant Program to complete this project.

The project partners involved three private fleets, Causley Trucking, Foreman Brothers, and Gemini Transport, located in Wayne County and one non-profit fleet, Forgotten Harvest, located in Oakland County.  Collectively these new vehicles decreased diesel emissions by over 6.5 tons annually and will contribute to a total reduction of 105.7 tons of lifetime emissions.  These reductions help to improve air quality and reduce exposure to diesel emissions in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, and Kent Counties.