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  • Electric school buses are practically free now

    12/19/2022 10:45:23 AM PST · by george76 · 92 replies
    Axios ^ | 12/19/ 2022 | Joann Muller
    Federal and state governments are practically giving away electric school buses, and if your local district doesn't have its hand up yet, it should. ... diesel buses emit greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. ... The catch: An electric school bus costs $350,000 to $450,000 — three to four times a traditional diesel bus — and most districts can't afford the upfront expense, despite the long-term savings. What's happening: A bunch of new government incentives make replacing aging diesel fleets an easy call. The five-year, $5 billion Clean School Bus Program, approved in November 2021 as part of the...
  • After spending millions, TARC's downtown Louisville electric bus fleet sits idle

    11/04/2022 9:52:13 PM PDT · by ChildOfThe60s · 40 replies
    WDRB, Louisville ^ | Nov 4, 2022 | Gil Corsey
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- From his TARC stop at Broadway and 10th street to GE Building No. 5, Lanice Malone Jr. said it takes 45 minutes to get to work each day on the bus. Friday was even worse. "This bus is already late, so I'm probably going to get to work late," Malone said Friday. But it's not the late bus that bothered him most Friday. It was the busses he no longer sees on the road. Louisville is one of several cities that purchased first-generation Proterra electric busses, but TARC later idled the fleet. It spent $9 million...
  • The electric school bus revolution has begun — here’s how we keep it going

    10/28/2022 11:35:11 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/28/2022 | DAN LASHOF AND SUE GANDER
    As the U.S. government rolls out an array of climate measures included in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), electric school buses have emerged as one of the low-hanging fruits. They can immediately improve health for children and communities, while expediting the broader transition to electric vehicles — a crucial step in preventing the worst impacts of climate change. That’s why it is great news that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just announced nearly $1 billion in rebate awards to 389 school districts. A full 95 percent of the buses funded will be...
  • Upstate New York school districts receive $50 million in funding for electric school buses

    10/27/2022 5:24:46 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 52 replies
    cnycentral.com ^ | October 26, 2022 | JeanneTyler Moodee Lockman
    Some school districts in Upstate New York, including two in Onondaga County, are expected to receive over $50 million in federal funding through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Clean School Bus Program, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Wednesday. The funding will be used to purchase over 130 new electric school buses as part of a program created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. “Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs Law, as the wheels of the new, electric school buses go round and round, carbon emissions and pollution is going to keep going down...
  • Kamala Harris: Diesel Powered School Buses Affect Children’s Ability to Learn

    10/27/2022 8:13:50 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/27/2022 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Vice President Kamala Harris campaigned against diesel powered school buses in Seattle on Wednesday, claiming they hurt children. “Today, 95 percent of our school buses are fueled with diesel fuel, which contributes to very serious conditions that are about health and about the ability to learn,” she said during her remarks, referring to the pollution caused by school buses. The vice president spoke about school buses at an event in Seattle, promoting President Joe Biden’s attempt to replace diesel powered school buses with electric ones.
  • Editorial: Pittsburgh should continue to encourage mobility options

    10/22/2022 6:16:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 22, 2022 | The Editorial Board
    Bright orange scooters now share — and sometimes command — Pittsburgh’s sidewalks. They’re an integral part of the Move PGH pilot project, the city’s plan to bundle transit options to help residents get around without owning a car, whether by bus, bike, scooter, zip car or more. Statistics reported by Move PGH, a year into its two-year pilot, are encouraging: People have taken more than 576,000 scooter trips for a total of hundreds of thousands of miles. They have biked tens of thousands of miles, and ridden Scoobi mopeds for more than 14,000 miles. Experience has dispelled Initial fears about...
  • ‘Nothing too minor to stop them’: NYPD ticketing migrant buses from Texas

    10/07/2022 1:31:35 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 77 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 7, 2022 | Larry Celona, Jack Morphet, Bernadette Hogan and Lee Brown
    The NYPD pounced on buses bringing border-crossers to the Big Apple from Texas on Friday — part of a desperate effort to slow the overwhelming flow of more than 17,000 migrants that spurred Mayor Adams’ state-of-emergency declaration, according to sources. The Post saw a team of NYPD Highway Patrol officers waiting near the Port Authority pulling over four buses that had just dropped off dozens of migrants starting at around 6:15a.m. They then spent around an hour meticulously searching each bus for any possible infractions, including logbooks, tire treads, fluid levels and even windshield wiper placement. Some of the drivers...
  • Democrat NYC Mayor Eric Adams Sending Border Crossers, Illegal Aliens to Secluded Island Off the Bronx

    10/04/2022 5:12:01 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Oct 2022 | JOHN BINDER
    New York City Mayor Eric Adams (D) is planning to send border crossers and illegal aliens, arriving on migrant buses from Texas, to a relatively secluded island off the Bronx neighborhood.
  • New York City considers legal action against Texas over migrant buses

    09/18/2022 1:20:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 71 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/18/22 | Erin Durkin
    NEW YORK - New York City is eyeing legal action to stop Texas Gov. Greg Abbott from sending more buses full of asylum seekers to the city, Mayor Eric Adams said Sunday. As at least six more buses from Texas arrived in the city Sunday morning, Adams also floated the idea of using cruise ships to house migrants who have been entering city homeless shelters by the thousands. “Our legal team is looking at legal challenges we could do with Texas,” Adams said in an appearance on CBS 2. “We believe there are some options we have, because when you...
  • Martha’s Vineyard, Voting 84% for Biden, Gets Illegal Aliens Deported to Military Base

    09/16/2022 11:24:11 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Sep 2022 | JOHN BINDER
    After declaring a “humanitarian crisis,” the outcry from Martha’s Vineyard over just 50 illegal alien arrivals has prompted Gov. Charlie Baker (R) to deport the group from the elite island off the coast of Massachusetts to a nearby military base. [cut] Democrat officials on Martha’s Vineyard immediately declared a “humanitarian crisis” even as the 50 illegal alien arrivals are a drop in the ocean compared to the nearly 6,000 border crossers and illegal aliens that American border towns are subjected to every day. In response, Baker bused the illegal aliens off Martha’s Vineyard to Joint Base Cape Cod following Democrats’...
  • The Democrat-led city of El Paso is sending its own buses of migrants to NYC

    09/15/2022 9:40:13 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    @BillFOXLA ^ | 9/15/22 | Bill Melugin
    Casey Contres RetweetedThe Democrat-led city of El Paso, TX has been sending its own buses of migrants to NYC, and just approved up to a $2 million contract for 16 months to bus even more migrants out of town. They are also requesting federal reimbursement.El Paso, however, is not being criticized.— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) September 15, 2022
  • NYC helping migrants who were bused from Texas relocate to other states [Florida]

    09/14/2022 4:56:34 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 28 replies
    Fox 5 NY ^ | September 14, 2022 | Luke Funk
    NEW YORK - New York City officials claim that many of the migrants who are being bused from Texas did not want to go to New York so they are helping them get to other states. The New York City Commissioner of Immigration Affairs appeared on the FOX 5 NY morning show "Good Day New York" on Wednesday. Commissioner Manuel Castro says that a lot of the migrants are fleeing Venezuela and are [not wanting to be in New York.] Castro says, "Many want to go to places like Florida where the largest community of Venezuelans live." He says they...
  • Illinois mayor blasts Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's 'hypocrisy' after migrants shipped to 'Republican suburb'

    09/10/2022 5:30:04 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/10/22 | By Adam Sabes , Matt Finn
    Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso, a Republican, told Fox News that the migrants are being used as "political pawns" by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker. "As is my understanding, this hotel, about a year ago, when refugees came in from Afghanistan, apparently accepted several either through faith-based or charitable organizations, but now the state assumes they can just send migrants… this isn’t about them, the migrants is fine, they’re being used as political pawns by the governor and mayor," Grasso said. Grasso also said it's hypocritical for Lightfoot to be complaining about Texas Governor Greg...
  • ‘Sanctuary City’ Chicago Takes Illegals Bused in by Texas, Settles Them in Suburbs

    09/08/2022 1:45:16 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/08/2022 | WARNER TODD HUSTON
    Despite Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) claim that Chicago is a “welcoming sanctuary city,” she is now sending illegals sent by Texas out to the suburbs. The Windy City began moving towards declaring itself a “sanctuary city” for illegals at least as far back as 2015, and since her election to the mayor’s office in 2019, Lightfoot has reiterated that policy and said that Chicago is a “welcoming” place for illegals.
  • DC Mayor Bowser declares public emergency over thousands of bussed migrants

    09/08/2022 4:10:25 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 8, 2022 7:04pm | Katherine Donlevy
    Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser declared the busing of migrants to the nation’s capital a public emergency Thursday as over 9,000 asylum-seekers have arrived in the district since April. The declaration authorizes Bowser to establish an Office of Migrant Services, which will provide support and services to migrants being sent to Washington DC from Texas and Arizona. The district will initially allocate $10 million for the creation of the new office and will seek reimbursement from the federal government, according to the announcement. “This is what we know. The crisis at the border is not lessening. It’s getting worse,” Bowser...
  • NYC Mayor Adams sends delegation to southern border amid clash with Texas Gov. Abbott over migrant buses

    09/06/2022 6:27:30 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 6, 2022 | Adam Shaw , Garrett Tenney
    New York City Mayor Eric Adams has sent a "fact-finding" delegation to the southern border, part of the ongoing battle with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over the busing of illegal immigrants to the Big Apple. The delegation from Adams’ office met on Tuesday with Border Patrol officials in Eagle Pass, Texas, along the shores of the Rio Grande, where hundreds of migrants have crossed into the U.S. each day. In a statement, Adams’ office accused Abbott's office of being "unresponsive" and turning the situation "into a political sideshow." "We’ve sent members of the team down on a fact-finding mission to...
  • Democrat Lori Lightfoot: ‘Immoral, Unpatriotic’ to Bus Migrants to Chicago

    09/06/2022 3:35:22 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Sep 2022 | JOHN BINDER
    Chicago, Illinois, Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) now says it is “immoral” and “unpatriotic” for Gov. Greg Abbott (R) to bus migrants from Texas to the sanctuary city. Last week, Abbott started busing border crossers to the sanctuary city of Chicago after sending thousands over the last few months to the sanctuary cities of New York City, New York, and Washington, D.C. Initially, Lightfoot balked at the migrant buses by calling them “racist and xenophobic.” While visiting a shelter last week, Lightfoot called Abbott’s buses “immoral, unpatriotic” and claimed the operation “defies the values of who we are as Americans.” “We...
  • NYC Mayor Eric Adams scrambles to house up to 600 migrant households in yet-to-be organized Midtown Manhattan facility by NEXT WEEK as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott continues to send busloads of people to the Big Apple

    08/08/2022 9:56:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | August 8, 2022 | Natasha Anderson
    Mayor Eric Adams is planning to house up to 600 migrant households in a large midtown Manhattan facility by next week. Adams launched plans to open the facility as Texas Governor Greg Abbott began sending busloads of immigrants from Mexico and South America to New York City. The mayor has requested NYC's non-profit shelter operators to submit operating plans for the facility by Wednesday, noting it must be capable of housing 600 families and be operational by next Monday. Meantime, Adams slammed Abbott for using 'innocent people as political pawns to manufacture a crisis' and said applauded the Big Apple...
  • After massive bus fire, CT pulls electric fleet from service. ( Connecticut )

    08/08/2022 12:48:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    CT ^ | July 26, 2022 | Abigail Brone
    One day after officials touted the passage of the Connecticut Clean Air Act, including plans for thousands of electric vehicles to hit the road, one of the state-run electric buses caught on fire over the weekend. The blaze engulfed a CTtransit bus in a Hamden parking lot Saturday morning, sending two workers and a firefighter to the hospital, officials said. “Lithium ion battery fires are difficult to extinguish due to the thermal chemical process that produces great heat and continually reignites,” Hamden fire officials said. Two transit workers were hospitalized as a precaution after being exposed to the smoke. A...
  • NYC Mayor Eric Adams requests federal help as Texas buses in migrants

    08/08/2022 1:00:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/08/22 | Emily Jacobs
    New York City Mayor Eric Adams called on the federal government for assistance after buses of migrants sent by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott began arriving at his doorstep over the weekend. Texas has begun busing illegal immigrants released at the border to major Democratic-leaning cities, most notably the Big Apple and Washington D.C., as part of a larger effort to raise awareness about the worsening migrant crisis and lessen the burden on the state's overwhelmed border communities. While no buses had been sent to New York until this weekend, Adams inaccurately claimed in late July that Texas and Arizona were...