More Massachusetts districts are switching to electric school buses

In New England, environmental groups are using clean air regulations to exert legal pressure on large school bus operators to gradually phase in electric buses.

Conservation Law Foundation has sued large transportation vendors for violating bus idling regulations in New England. The organization has urged companies to install software to monitor how often buses idle and to agree to phase in electric buses.

In the last five years, the foundation successfully settled eight lawsuits against bus vendors, four of which serve schools.

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