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Sidelined by COVID, WVa gov's address read by clerk

Jan. 12, 2022 18:48 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice on Wednesday proposed a $4.65 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year that includes a previously announced pay raise for teachers and other state workers. The Republican governor’s State of the State address, scheduled...

Canada electric school bus maker to locate in West Virginia

Jan. 12, 2022 10:33 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Canadian electric school bus manufacturer will produce buses in West Virginia, bringing up to 200 jobs, Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday. GreenPower Motor Co. signed a lease-purchase agreement for a 9.5-acre (3.8 hectares) manufacturing facility in...

2 Indiana bus assembly plants to close, costing 190 jobs

Dec. 16, 2021 12:09 PM EST

NAPPANEE, Ind. (AP) — A British bus maker plans to close two bus assembly plants in northern Indiana early next year, costing nearly 200 workers their jobs. Alexander Dennis Inc.'s parent, NFI Group Inc., announced that it would close a factory in Nappanee that has 168 workers, and...

Williston park-and-ride lot off Interstate 89 gets permit

Nov. 13, 2021 14:45 PM EST

WILLISTON, Vt. (AP) — Construction is likely to start in the spring on a commuter park-and-ride lot at Exit 12 on Interstate 89 in Williston, after more than a decade of discussion and planning. A state permit was awarded this week to start construction, the Burlington...

Southern Indiana bus brings free supplies to local teachers

Nov. 06, 2021 00:04 AM EDT

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — It can get expensive for teachers to keep their classrooms stocked with school supplies, but a local foundation is assisting educators by offering free items ranging from markers to hand sanitizer. This school year, Greater Clark County...

Amid air quality concerns, districts embrace electric buses

Oct. 22, 2021 08:40 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — For several years, the Miami-Dade County Public Schools had toyed with replacing some of its 1,000 diesel buses with cleaner electric vehicles. But school leaders said the change would be too costly. Then 12-year-old student Holly Thorpe showed up at a...