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SRVUSD to apply for new, low emission buses

Original post made on Apr 6, 2011

The district will submit an application for the $5 million Lower Emission School Bus Program (LESBP) grant, administered by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and California Air Resources Board.

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Posted by Duffy
a resident of Danville
on Apr 6, 2011 at 10:48 am

The program is no doubt worthwhile, if not for the children on the bus at least for those in the car behind inhaling the diesel fumes. It is interesting to note the "mindset" that generates the comment "free buses." No, they are not free - they are taxpayers money laundered through Washington and back to the local community.

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Posted by Kate
a resident of Danville
on Apr 6, 2011 at 11:48 am

That's could you please send a bus to Montair school to help with the problem of too many parents parking in the middle of the street to pick up their kids. Neighbors in this area are really fed up with this situation!

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Posted by guynextdoor
a resident of Danville
on Apr 8, 2011 at 10:14 am

What's wrong with the buses we have? Are they worn out? How much of the taxpayors' money is the District spending just to go green. Remember there is no anthropogenic climate change.

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Posted by Pedal Power
a resident of Danville
on Apr 9, 2011 at 2:06 pm

As Duffy points out, there is no such thing as a free bus and, in today's economic climate, that $700,000 new bus cost could probably be better spent.

But reducing pollution for people in the following cars could be counter-productive. The air for the children inside the bus should be just fine so maybe use the pumped out smog to drive kids out of their parents' cars into the bus.

One thing, if it hasn't already been done, is making sure all buses have seat belts.

Lastly, I feel for Montair school's neighbor Kate. I cannot imagine why parents feel obligated to sit in stop-start traffic for 1/4 mile so they can deliver their child precisely to the school, then stopping in the middle of the street is particularly rude. Our two kids were perfectly happy to be dropped within half a block then be able to walk faster than their car-confined class-mates.