Province provides funds for buses

Local students will be enjoying some shiny new wheels.

  • Nov. 27, 2012 3:00 p.m.

Local students will be enjoying some shiny new wheels.

The Ministry of Education is providing funds to the North Okanagan-Shuswap school district for new buses to add to its fleet.

“In smaller and far-flung communities, it can be a challenge to get kids to school on time. More new school buses will help,” said George Abbott, Shuswap MLA.

The North Okanagan-Shuswap district will receive $631,899 for six new school buses.

These new diesel buses reduce exhaust particulate emissions by 90 per cent compared to the previous 1994 standard.

The buses also obtain 30 to 60 per cent better mileage than gasoline-fuelled buses, consequently providing longer service.