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. Each of these situations has one thing in common:  idling vehicles contributing to air pollution.

Air pollution from vehicle emissions contributes to a number of health concerns, including asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other respiratory conditions, and is especially concerning for children and the elderly.  Vehicle exhaust is more concentrated at ground level, making vehicle loading zones a special concern for school children and the drivers of those vehicles.

ADEQ launched the Idle Reduction Program statewide to support 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 health. 

ADEQ and School Districts

School districts have the opportunity to partner with ADEQ to develop or expand an Idle Reduction Program. 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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