The Volkswagen emissions settlement from earlier this year could lead to new school busses for some Michigan students.
The state Department of Environmental Quality has opened a public comment period on how Michigan’s share of the settlement money should be used. School officials in the state have put together a proposal asking for almost $30 million to be used to replace aging diesel busses.
Don Oldendorf is a schools lobbyist working on the project.
“So the notion is that would help the state, help school districts, help air quality.”
Olendorf says, even if it’s approved, the money would only begin to address the need to replace old school busses.
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