“Our theme this year is mobilizing for impact. So how do we think about what partners should be working together to solve which problems?” Chelsea Clinton said about the Clinton Global Initiative’s (CGI) conference on the Sept. 19 broadcast of “The Daily Show.” The focus of the annual meeting in New York City, which opened yesterday, extends into the initiative’s working groups and programs such as the Electric School Bus Project.
A new law passed in June will require school buses be driven 250,000 miles before they can be retired and a replacement can be purchased. The bill aims to save $185 million throughout the next five years.
Cool heads and swift action prevented two potential tragedies this week, one on the East Coast and the other in the Midwest. On Wednesday a school bus driver and two attendants in Long Island, N.Y., safely evacuated two young boys, both in wheelchairs, from a bus that erupted in flames moments later.
Transportation officials at Clark County School District in Las Vegas are hoping that cameras installed on two yellow buses to capture motorists illegally passing school buses will provide enough evidence on the number of violators to prompt legislators to amend the current state law.