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State Grant Helping Columbus Schools Purchase Forty New Buses

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Columbus City Schools are purchasing 40 new buses - and getting a 2 million dollar rebate  in the form of a matching grant from the Ohio EPA's Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund.  

Superintendent Talisa Dixon says the district will pay 3.92 million dollars to replace buses purchased in 1991.

Chief Operatiion Manager Maurice Oldham says the grant money will be reinvested in future replacements; the district operates a fleet of 843 buses. 

A native of Chicago, naturalized citizen of Cincinnati and resident of Columbus, Alison attended Earlham College and the Ohio State University. She has equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.