Nova Scotia's NDP government will spend $4.25 million to help make transportation greener in the province.

About $1.35 million will be spent to equip school buses with fuel-efficient technology such as heaters and timers and emission controls.

Another $1 million will go for anti-idling devices, aerodynamic improvements, fuel-efficient tires, and other fuel-reducing technologies for heavy trucks.

About $1 million will go to the purchase of heavy-duty hybrid vehicles, including bucket trucks and other fleet vehicles.

Another $150,000 will be spent on a public education and awareness campaign promoting fuel-efficient personal vehicles.

The remaining $750,000 will expand an existing program that helps ice rinks install energy- and cost-saving lighting, heat recovery systems, and other energy efficiency improvements.

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