2019’s numbers include a notable rise in Type A (small) bus sales, continuing an upward trend from last year. We are also seeing momentum in electric school bus sales.
Triad Community Unit School District #2 will receive the buses, which were sold by Creative Bus Sales and will be built by Starcraft Bus. The buses are funded by the state’s second round of VW settlement funds.
The state’s second round of Volkswagen settlement funding will be used to support a total of 15 clean air projects that will reportedly reduce almost 68 tons of nitrogen oxide emissions.
The two states are offering funding for low-emission, alt-fuel school buses. Florida is also providing funding for electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
Triad Community Unit School District #2 will receive a $650,000 grant for the purchase of three electric school buses and charging infrastructure.
School districts in Ann Arbor, Gaylord, Kalamazoo, Oxford, Roseville, Three Rivers, and Zeeland will receive a total of $4.2 million to purchase 17 new electric school buses.
Gov. Henry McMaster announces that the state will use $9.33 million of its Volkswagen settlement funds to purchase a total of 78 new propane school buses and three transit buses.
The state releases its first round of Volkswagen settlement funds, approving the purchase of 82 new school buses for 16 school districts.
The pilot program, which is backed by VW settlement funds, will evaluate the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of electric school bus operation in the state.
As electric buses become a more feasible option for pupil transporters, operators in the U.S. and Canada are noting various benefits, including charging efficiency, fuel savings, and the need for consistent maintenance training.
The Propane Education and Research Council’s Volkswagen Trust Resource Center provides information on propane school buses and includes a state-by-state map with details on how to apply for Volkswagen settlement funds.
House Bill 1255 would establish the state’s Zero-Emission Vehicle School Bus Transition Grant Program to provide funding for electric school buses.
The state releases its final wave of the settlement funds, approving the purchase of 45 new school buses for rural districts and charter schools.