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Missouri buses to be upgraded with settlement money from Volkswagen emissions scandal

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -  A large portion of Missouri's settlement from the Volkswagen emissions scandal will be put toward replacing the state's aging fleets of buses and other diesel-powered vehicles.

According to our partners at The Post-Dispatch,  After months of deliberation, the Missouri Department of natural resources announced between $12 and $18 million of the $41 million settlement will be used to replace school buses.

Only about $6 million of the total is not expected to help replace vehicles with that amount designated for electric vehicle charging stations.

Missouri’s share of Volkswagen’s $14 billion overall settlement was based on the 7,500 vehicles in the state that the company equipped with “defeat device” software to cheat during emissions testing.