Michigan’s first priority in distributing settlement funds from the 2015 Volkswagen emissions scandal is to replace aging, polluting diesel school buses.
The state will invest $14 million into a public-private partnership with a West Coast charging station developer.
After rural lawmakers expressed concern about the distribution of settlement funds, Minnesota regulators propose a split based on where vehicles were registered.
Millions of dollars in new funding for electric vehicle infrastructure could soon be available in Florida, where lawmakers and regulators have a full slate of transportation-related legislation, dockets and decisions to make.
Electric utilities aren’t traditionally seen as players in school transportation, but several across the Midwest are backing the push to use Volkswagen settlement funds for electric school buses.