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.
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.