Retrofitting Massachusetts' Fleet of Diesel School Buses

MassCleanDiesel logo: with the slogan "Clean Air for Kids"

Project Brief

The Challenge

When the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection needed help retrofitting every diesel school bus in the Commonwealth, it turned to ERG.

ERG's Solution

ERG technical, outreach, IT, and administrative specialists provided comprehensive integrated support to design and roll out MassCleanDiesel, the first such statewide program in the nation. Groundbreaking in scale, this voluntary program benefitted school bus owners, vendors, and children’s health. ERG supported this program from beginning to end, including developing eligibility criteria; creating a first-of-its-kind online market­place to streamline bid solicitation, contract award, and program administration processes; strategically promoting the program; and ensuring retrofits were installed. With ERG’s help, Massachusetts retrofitted more than 2,100 buses in three years.


Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection