FWCS Buses Going Greener


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Yellow school buses in Fort Wayne are turning green.

This morning the Indiana Department of Environmental Management awarded a grant for $314,108 to Fort Wayne Community Schools. The money will fund the installation of diesel fillers on 24 older model buses and equipment to clean those filters. Director of transportation Gary Lake says that means significantly less pollution and clean air matters to everyone.



“We make a concious effort to make it more comfortable for our students with asthmatic conditions,” he said. The filters reduce tailpipe emissions and remove about 85 percent of pollutants from the buses.



The upgrades will help improve air quality around the city because buses won't be spewing as much of the pollutants into the enviroment. New buses come with pollution control systems, but like many districts, FWCS has older models that don't have the filters.