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VW Settlement: Richton Park and Chicago Heights to receive funds for electric school busses


The first chunk of Illinois’ windfall from the Volkswagen emissions lawsuit settlement will fund cleaner-burning bus and train engines in and around Chicago.

Illinois EPA Director Alec Messina announced that the state had awarded about $19 million in grants to Metra, the Chicago Transit Authority, Pace and several other agencies to replace old diesel engines with cleaner alternatives.

The remaining funds in the initial round of grants will go toward electric school buses for Chicago Public Schools and school districts in suburban Richton Park and Chicago Heights…Please click here to read Alex Ruppenthal’s story in WTTW news.

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