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EPA Finalizes Emissions Standards for School Buses, Other Heavy Vehicles

EPA's Phase 3 standards for heavy-duty vehicles build on the flexible structure of the Phase 2...

The U.S. EPA finalized Phase 3 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles, targeting model years 2027-2032. Expected to cut 1 billion tons of emissions, yielding $13 billion in annualized benefits. Flexible standards accommodate various technologies. Reaction mixed: praised for environmental benefits but criticized for potential economic impact on small businesses, notably independent truckers.

First Student Helps Michigan District Transition to Electric School Buses

First Student helped Pontiac School District secure funding for electric school buses through...

Pontiac School District in Michigan secures grants totaling $21.575 million from the Environmental Protection Agency and President Biden's infrastructure law to replace its diesel school buses with electric school buses. The initiative aims to improve air quality, reduce emissions, and promote sustainable student transportation, signaling a significant step towards environmental stewardship.

New York R-EV-olt? [VIDEO]

Episode 77 of The Route features school transportation news about electric vehicle mandates, new...

Executive Editor of School Bus Fleet, Wes Platt, discusses unrest in New York - and elsewhere - over electric school bus mandates. Plus, get a recap of recent news from the school transportation industry!

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