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Virginia Earmarks $20M in VW Funds to Spur Electric School Bus...

Virginia school districts will be able to start applying for Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust funds early next year to upgrade diesel school buses to...
The Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley electric school bus with battery pack, thermal management software from Proterra. The bus was displayed at the ACT EXPO in Long Beach, California on April 26, 2019.

Michigan Welcomes First Electric School Buses

Seven school districts across the Wolverine State have used Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Fund money to acquire a total of 17 electric school buses. The...

Indiana’s VW Environmental Mitigation Trust Awards $9.8 million

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) awarded $9.8 million in first-round spending from the state’s Volkswagen (VW) Environmental Mitigation Trust,...

New Diesel Technologies To Deliver Emission Reductions From Utah’s VW Settlement...

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — The Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has awarded $25.5 million to fund vehicle replacements in priority communities that...
The U.S. Department of Justice building in Washington, D.C.

Volkswagen AG Emissions Fraud Suit Update

Volkswagen AG told a California federal judge that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission can’t hide behind excuses, waiting years to sue the vehicle...
School Bus loading children

Speaking Up for Electric School Buses

Over $2.7 billion dollars have been distributed across states, tribes, and U.S. territories as the result of the Volkswagen (VW) emissions scandal settlement. For...
San Marcos Unified School District in California refurbished this 1998 Blue Bird Rear Engine 84-Passenger, transit-style school bus for activity and field trips. (Photo courtesy of Mike Sawyer.)

New Bus Purchase Grants Shelve Some Refurbishment Projects

While refurbishing school buses to squeeze out more years of operational life may seem like an ancient fleet replacement alternative for some school districts...

Cummins Offers Three Choices For VW Settlement Funds

It is hard to attend any trade show, technician training, or bus-related event without hearing the terms “VW Funding” at least 5 times. Multiple...
A Los Angeles electric school bus being charged. Interest in electric is expanding across the U.S.

Rising Fuel Costs = Alternative Energy

I am seriously feeling the pain at the gas pump. Are you feeling the same? If you are like me, you drive a fair...

VW Settlement Scorecard Gets a Failing Grade; Doesn’t Meet Each State’s...

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The May 23 statement below is from Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, in response to a report...

October 2019

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Buyer’s Guide 2019

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