Arizona school districts getting new buses as part of settlement

December 6, 2018

More than four dozen Arizona school districts are getting new school buses at no cost to taxpayers. The tab for the 142 new buses is coming from the state’s $57 million share of a nationwide settlement with Volkswagen over the sale of its so-called “clean-diesel” vehicles.

More than four-dozen Arizona school districts are getting new school buses at no cost to taxpayers.

The tab for the 142 new buses is coming from the state’s $57 million share of a nationwide settlement with Volkswagen over the sale of its so-called “clean-diesel” vehicles. Gov. Doug Ducey had ultimate authority on how to divide the money, within certain court-approved guidelines.

More districts may benefit in the future. The governor’s office said it is still reviewing the applications from another 63 districts to see if they qualify.