Dean Receives Environmental Certification

January 1, 2010

Lansing, Michigan – Dean Transportation has earned the National School Transportation Association’s (NSTA) Green School Bus Fleet Certification – GOLD LEVEL. This certification recognizes Dean for their commitment to improving the environment through cleaner school bus fleets and company-wide practices to reduce engine exhaust emissions and conserve fuel.

NSTA recently launched this program to recognize school bus operators who have taken steps to ensure their fleets are ‘going green’ through the use of idle reduction programs, emission control technologies, and the purchase of newer, lower emitting buses.  The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reviewed and approved of the program as well as the use of its Clean School Bus USA logo on certification materials. 

NSTA expects that Green School Bus Fleet Certification program will be a valuable tool to demonstrate the school bus industry’s commitment particularly that of private school bus companies, to ensure the cleanest school bus fleets possible and to educate local communities on why it’s green to take the yellow school bus.

Patrick Dean of Dean Transportation says, “We’re so proud to have earned this certification!  Not only is the yellow school bus the safest way for children to travel to and from school, it is also one of the greenest.  Dean is doing its small part to make school transportation more eco-friendly.”