Arizona will use most of their $38 million in settlement funds from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust to replace school buses.…
January 04, 2019 |
Gov. Doug Ducey is giving Tucson’s two largest school districts over $4.5 million to replace 41 old school buses, thanks to settlement funds from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust.
The districts, Tucson Unified and Sunnyside Unified, are among 22 Arizona school districts benefiting from the $38 million school bus settlement plan, according to a press release from the Governor’s Office.
This is the second time the governor has allocated settlement funds — the first time was last December.
TUSD will receive $3.52 million — nearly half of the $8.4 million allocated for distribution in phase two. The money will allow the district to replace 32 old school buses with new ones that run on diesel and other alternative fuels. Sunnyside will get $990,000, which will replace nine buses.