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Tahoe School Board Criticized For Diesel-Powered Buses

The Lake Tahoe Unified School District has decided to buy four new diesel-fueled school buses despite public criticism that it should be purchasing only electric-powered ones.


The school board agreed Friday to buy one 24-passenger electric bus, a move that cost the district only $4,600 thanks to a grant from the California Energy Commission.

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But the Tahoe Daily Tribune reports that the panel also approved the purchase of four diesel buses at a cost of $780,000 over 10 years.


District officials say electric buses don't work for long-distance trips carrying sports teams and others sometimes hundreds of miles.