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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey has announced that the second wave of settlement funds from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust has been distributed to 22 school districts around our state. Tucson Unified School District has received $3.5 million to obtain 32 new school buses.
Thanks to the funding, the district will be able to provide better transportation services to our students.
"We are thrilled that the VW Settlement grant will allow the District to purchase 32 new buses. This will bring the average age of the fleet to nine years old, and most importantly, it will reduce the number of buses without air conditioning to 32," said John Muir, Interim Chief Operations Officer for Tucson Unified School District.
TUSD Transportation Facts
While the district will continue to seek additional funding to improve our aging bus fleet, we are very appreciative that this grant allocation will help us better serve the community's students.
We provide the safest mode of transportation to and from school for over 20,000 Tucson Unified students. We serve the largest school district in southern Arizona, with a fleet of over 300 buses that drive over 1,250 bus routes.
Our school buses travel over 24,000 miles each day, and over 4,300,000 miles annually, including regularly scheduled routes, field trips, athletics events, and special education routes.