Alternative Fuel School Bus Pilot Program

Expired: 06/01/2015

Through June 2015, the South Carolina Department of Education may direct 5% to 10% of fiscal year school bus funds to lease or purchase alternative fuel school buses and provide ongoing maintenance and fuel costs as part of a pilot program for three school districts. The participating school districts must pay for the alternative fueling infrastructure, the incremental cost between a conventional and alternative fuel bus, and training for bus maintenance staff. The school districts must also submit quarterly reports. The South Carolina Department of Education must submit a final cost report to the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee. (Reference House Bill 4701, 2014)