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New England schools eligible to apply for green bus funding

May. 20, 2022 16:14 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — School districts across New England are now eligible to apply for a portion of $500 million toward the purchase of zero-emissions school buses, which benefit the environment and children's health, officials said Friday. “These funds will make a real and lasting...

Connecticut lawmakers send vehicle emissions bill to Lamont

Apr. 29, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A wide-ranging bill aimed at reducing vehicle emissions in Connecticut, including the likely adoption of California's clean air standards for certain trucks and a requirement that all school buses be emission-free by 2040, was advanced Friday to Gov. Ned Lamont's desk. ...

Hawaii students must wear masks as same rule for travel ends

Apr. 19, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii public school students must continue wearing masks in classrooms despite state officials lifting the same rules for airports and public transportation following Monday's federal judge decision to remove mask requirements on U.S. flights. Masks are no longer...

Charter school bus company to pay fine for safety violations

Apr. 14, 2022 08:18 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A charter school bus company that operates in Washington state has settled a complaint over safety violations with state regulators. The Utilities and Transportation Commission announced a $198,000 settlement with Ohio-based First Student Inc. in a news...

Boston to replace school buses with electric ones by 2030

Apr. 06, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

Boston plans to replace its entire fleet of more than 700 school buses with electric vehicles by 2030, starting with 20 buses that will be taking kids to school some time during the next school year, Mayor Michelle Wu said Wednesday. The move to address climate change by reducing...

Sacramento schools reopen as tentative deal ends strike

Apr. 04, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Teachers and other workers returned to schools in Sacramento on Monday following weekend negotiations that resolved a strike for better pay and more staffing that lasted nearly two weeks. The Sacramento City Unified School District announced Sunday that it...

'Fuel network’ helps stave off schools’ gas costs — for now

Mar. 26, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Anyone who has filled their gas tank lately can attest to the pain at the pump as average per-gallon prices of gasoline have risen to about $4.35 for regular unleaded or nearly $5 for diesel. Imagine you’re in charge of a fleet of school buses that holds 60...

Robert Kraft credits teens for calling audible on school bus

Mar. 25, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

TOPSHAM, Maine (AP) — Two teenagers who helped bring a runaway school bus to a stop and called for help have been invited to the New England Patriots season opener. Team owner Robert Kraft delivered the invitation himself during a Zoom call with Connor and Seamus Collins, who...

Vegas school district hikes bus driver pay to fill staff gap

Mar. 18, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The school district for metro Las Vegas is raising pay for new and current school bus drivers by at least 40% to try to reduce its pandemic-exacerbated staff shortage. The sprawling Clark County School District with 366 schools usually operates almost 1,600 bus...

Students steer school bus to safety after driver collapses

Mar. 15, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

TOPSHAM, Maine (AP) — A group of Maine middle and high school students grabbed the wheel of their school bus Monday morning when their driver suffered a fatal medical condition, steering the vehicle to safety while another classmate attempted to administer first aid to the stricken driver. ...