Legislative politics, industry influence, and financial pressures from an aging bus fleet helped shape spending.
The EPA estimates that since 2009, more than 500,000 diesel pickup trucks have been “deleted,” bypassing or eliminating emission controls.
A private company is installing a new network of fast-charging stations along highways outside the metro as part of the state’s Volkswagen settlement spending.
The state is considering proposals to make electric vehicles more accessible to lower-income buyers.
A bus service in Presque Isle, Maine, had been preparing to expand its reach. Then the pandemic struck.