RSU18 Students’ Ride To School Getting “Greener”
According to the KJ, some RSU 18 students will be taking a ride on a greener bus in the next few years.
Regional School Unit 18, which covers, Belgrade, Oakland, Sidney, China, and Rome, will be getting two propane powered buses for the 2019-2020 school year. The buses will replace diesel buses and be used on the Belgrade and Sidney routes.
The majority of the funding for the buses comes from a federal Volkswagen settlement that relates to a faulty emissions control device installed in over half a million diesel VWs between 2009 and 2016. Part of the settlement required VW to create a $2.7 billion trust fund to cleaner air initiatives.