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All City of Alexandria government offices will be closed on Thursday, November 27, and Friday, November 28, in observance of the Thanksgiving Day holiday. Residential trash and recycling will be collected on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, beginning at 6 a.m.
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Page updated May 16, 2008 3:23 PM
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2008

Alexandria City Public Schools Receives School Bus Retrofit Grant
Grant to Reduce School Bus Emissions 

The City of Alexandria has partnered with Alexandria City Public Schools to obtain a grant for $70,000 to retrofit approximately 40 school buses with clean air technology that reduce pollutants emitted by diesel engine school buses. The technology, the Diesel Oxidation Catalyst System, is an Environmental Protection Agency-approved technology that works by breaking down pollutants released into the exhaust stream into less harmful components. 

The retrofitted buses are expected to achieve approximately 20 percent reduction in particulate matter emissions, 50 percent reduction in hydrocarbon emissions, and 40 percent reduction in carbon monoxide emissions. 

The School Bus Retrofit Grant program is scheduled to begin later this summer.

For more information about the Retrofit Grant Program, please contact Erica Bannerman, Department of Transportation and Environmental Services, at 703.838.4334 or David Rose, Alexandria City Public Schools, at 703.461.4169. 

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