SCHOOL BUS INDUSTRY * USA: Texas - Minnesota
* Texas - Dallas rolls out 180 new mini buses after transportation controversy
(Photo Credit: WFAA - Dallas ISD rolls out 180 new mini buses ahead of the 2014-2015 school year)
Dallas,TXS,USA -WFAA 8/NBC, by CARLA WADE and DEMOND FERNANDEZ -Aug 13, 2014: -- Dallas County Schools rolled out brand new mini buses for the school year, a welcome sight to many parents. In the past, as many as 2,000 DISD students relied on third party transportation to get to and from school -- including unmarked cars, taxis and vans. Last year there were numerous problems and a News 8 investigation even found safety violations... Angry parents said drivers didn't have proper ID, they showed up late, and there was at least one report of a driver involved in multiple wrecks while a student was in the vehicle... Wednesday afternoon Dallas County Schools and DISD launched a fleet of 180 new mini buses... They will be driven by uniformed DCS employees and will offer safe, clean and convenient transportation on routes with fewer students, a press release said...
* Minnesota - Program makes greener school buses via retrofitting
(Photo: School buses enviromental initiative)
Minneapolis,MINN,USA -WCCO/CBS Local, by John Lauritsen -August 18, 2014: -- As school buses take kids to school this fall, they’ll also be doing the environment a favor... As part of the Project Green Fleet program, more than 3,200 buses have been retrofitted to help reduce diesel emissions, according to Mike Harley of Environmental Initiative... Officials say greenlighting the Green Fleet project means a cleaner future... Officials say it cost just over $3 million to retrofit school buses...
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