• More Electric Buses Are On The Way!

    The second phase of LCPS Transportation's Electric Bus Pilot Program, which includes the purchase of six additional electric buses, is underway. The Transportation Division is in the process of ordering the buses and expects delivery during summer 2022 break. The associated AC Level 2 Charging Stations will be installed at Cardinal Ridge Elementary School during the next few months. These electric buses and charging stations were funded, in part, through a $1.4 million grant provided by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality under the Clean School Bus Grant Program with funds from the VW Trust.

  • EPA Awards LCPS Grant for Improved Diesel Buses

    The Loudoun County Public Schools Transportation Division was recently awarded a $200,000 grant through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) program.

    This grant is defraying the cost of replacing 10 older diesel school buses with 10 newer, more efficient, cleaner diesel school buses at $20,000 each. The average cost of a new diesel school bus is approximately $135,000.

    The $10 million in DERA rebates will assist with 444 school bus replacements across the country.

  • Yellow School Buses Turn Green

    Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) hosted a “plug-in” ceremony for five new Jouley electric school buses on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. 

     

  • The LCPS Transportation Division Central Garage proudly supports sustainability efforts.  We have always recycled waste oil as well as cardboard products.  Last year, we implemented an “idle shutdown” feature on school buses reducing how long a bus engine can idle while the bus is parked.  The idle reduction reduces harmful emissions and maintenance costs while improving fuel economy.  Mark Maggitti, Fleet Manager

  • Sustainability in Loudoun County Public Schools

    Loudoun County Public Schools has implemented sustainability initiatives for many years.  More Information.

     

     

Last Modified on August 8, 2022