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By Kara Davidson
Gazette Reporter 

Three school districts get grants for low emissions bus

 

January 17, 2019



Rosalia is one of three local school districts that have received a grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology to help pay for new buses. The buses must include an idle reduction system to lower emissions.

Funding for the grant came from the $28.4 million settlement of the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal.

Rosalia received $35,000 to replace one bus 2001 or older for a new, more efficient bus.

Other local school districts to receive related grants are Garfield and Pullman.

“Buses that old and with higher route miles bring on a lot of unexpected repairs,” said Mat Smith, Ro...



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