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The BAAQMD's Lower-Emission School Bus Program provides financial incentives for school districts to replace or retrofit older diesel-fueled school buses. The primary goal of the program is to reduce the exposure of school children to harmful diesel emissions.

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  • Kenneth Mak
  • Air Quality Specialist I, Strategic Incentives
  • Karen Schkolnick
  • Air Quality Program Manager, Strategic Incentives
  • 415 749-5070



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Shuttle/Feeder Bus Service and Regional Ridesharing

Closed – as of August 11, 2014

Up to $4 million is available in fiscal year ending 2015 for existing and pilot Shuttle/Feeder Bus Service projects and Regional Ridesharing projects. Only public agencies are eligible for this funding. The deadline for submittal of applications was 4 PM on August 11, 2014.  Applicants who submitted an application by the August 11th deadline have until September 15, 2014 to submit Board resolutions or letters of commitment from an authorized agency representative.

Application workshops:

Two public workshops were held in San Francisco and by Webinar on July 2 and 14; these workshops covered program requirements, the application process, and application evaluation criteria. 

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Future Concepts

The Air District is soliciting input on the future of the TFCA Regional Shuttle/Feeder Bus and Ridesharing program. Interested parties are encouraged to submit comments or suggestions. For more information, please contact Ken Mak, Administrative Analyst at or (415) 749-8660. 

Future Concepts: October 1 and 2, 2014 Public Meeting Presentation

Project Contact

Ken Mak, Administrative Analyst, or (415) 749-8660.


The TFCA program aims to reduce criteria pollutants, toxic air contaminants and greenhouse gases in our communities by:

  • Funding projects that reduce vehicle miles travelled, such as bicycle/pedestrian facilities, smart growth projects, and shuttles;
  • Funding alternative fuel vehicle and infrastructure projects; and
  • Supporting further innovation and research through funding of demonstration projects that can lead to development of new technologies and system improvements.
About the funding source: Transportation Fund for Clean Air

Last Updated: 10/16/2014