Even as President Obama's proposed FY2014 budget would slash by 70 percent programs funded under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act, the U.S. EPA published its second report to Congress that breaks down the successes of the grant funding.
President Obama has nominated Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx as the nation's next secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Senate must confirm Foxx, who has ties to the commercial bus industry, before he assumes the cabinet position.
Head Start announced last week that $95 million in recovery aid is now available to providers who need to renovate, repair and, in some cases, rebuild learning centers that lay in Hurricane Sandy's path of destruction.
Lawmakers successfully pushed forward a bill that would allow Illinois school districts to use cameras on school buses to catch stop-arm violators. SB0923 passed the state Senate, according to the Illinois General Assembly website.