The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opened the period to submit applications for a total of $3 million made available through the 2014 School Bus Rebate Program. School district and private bus company fleet operators are eligible, as are tribal agencies.
A recent federal appeals court ruling has released the North Pocono School District in Pennsylvania from a lawsuit filed by the parents of a disabled boy who was hurt during a 2006 bus evacuation drill. The ruling by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals supported a decision by U.S. Middle District Judge Robert D. Mariani.
This morning dozens of people in Port Charlotte turned on their outdoor lights in honor of Angel Garcia, a teenager who was hit by a truck last week while walking to his bus stop. The family of the 17-year-old made the decision to take the boy off life support Thursday afternoon, just days after the accident.
Motorists and school bus drivers alike may have noticed more schoolchildren walking yesterday morning than usual. October 8 was International Walk to School Day, and many districts throughout the U.S. encouraged their students to participate.
Today Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVA) announced that Matthew Godlewski is the association’s new president. The decision by a leading natural gas association has garnered widespread support from both the clean energy and transportation sectors.