Volkswagen Update: February 2018
At the end of January, Wilmington Trust filed a Notice Beneficiary Designation, which provides every state, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and a contingent of Tribal Nations with authority to begin distributing each’s allocation of Volkswagen settlement funds. However, before doing so, each state must publish a Beneficiary Mitigation Plan and make it publicly available for at least 30 days.
We must engage with state agencies immediately to create financial incentive opportunities for propane school buses. As a reminder, states can select which fuel and vehicle types they want to fund. Without active engagement, we run the risk of not having funding for buses fueled by propane.
As a next step, we highly recommend contacting Chelsea Jenkins, Chelsea.Jenkins@roush.com, to discuss how best to approach your state agencies.