Idle Reduction Program

Idle Reduction Program

In Arizona, we spend a lot of time in our vehicles to get from point A to point B. Vehicles are stuck in traffic on freeways and roadways, school buses sit in school parking lots waiting to pick up or drop off school children, and vehicles wait in line in drive-thru lanes across the Valley. Each of these situations has one thing in common:  They all involve vehicles idling and contributing to air pollution.

ADEQ launched the Idle Reduction Program statewide by supporting school bus idle reduction. The goal is to help school districts better understand the impacts of excessive idling in order to improve air quality and avoid health issues that may result from excessive idling. Together we can make a difference.

ADEQ and School Districts

School districts have the opportunity to work with ADEQ to gain insights and secure training tools and resources in order to build or grow an Idle Reduction Program in their districts. This program is suited for any school district with a desire to start an entirely a new program or improve an existing one. ADEQ and partner school districts will work together to reduce excessive idling and improve air quality in Arizona. 

The program will help schools:

  • Improve air quality
  • Reduce vehicle emissions-related pollution health impacts on children
  • Save on fuel and bus maintenance costs
  • Earn recognition for their environmental stewardship efforts 

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