Missouri DNR & Iowa DOT Announce VW Funds Available for MD/HD Vehicles

On November 20th, 2018, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and the Iowa Department of Transportation announced a total of $7.65 million in VW Settlement funding for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Missouri Announcement The Missouri DNR announced they will award $2.75 million for projects that repower or replace trucks owned by a State or [...]

2018-12-21T17:09:19-04:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: VW Settlement|Tags: , , , |

Public Meeting on Beneficiary Mitigation Plan and School Bus Application

The Missouri DNR will hold a public meeting to continue the engagement process with all interested parties and share our plan to reduce NOx emissions. The department will present information about the beneficiary mitigation plan, implementation guidelines, and the school bus application round.  The meeting will be held in the Lower Level Bennett Springs Conference [...]

2018-08-09T10:55:34-04:00August 30th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Missouri Finalizes VW Mitigation Plan and Opens Applications for School Bus Replacement Funding

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources finalized their spending plan for Volkswagen Settlement Funds (Beneficiary Mitigation Plan) on August 6, 2018. Funding allocations have not changed significantly since the draft plan and are detailed  below. The Missouri DNR also opened up applications for school bus replacements using VW and DERA funds through September 14, [...]

2018-08-09T11:01:33-04:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: VW Settlement|Tags: , , , |

Missouri Public Meeting on Draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has finished two draft documents relating to the VW Trust. The department will hold a public meeting regarding the draft plan and draft guidelines for implementation. The draft plan summarizes goals for the trust in Missouri. It establishes award categories, and projects that fall under these categories will be [...]

2018-04-04T11:55:21-04:00April 20th, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Missouri Accepting Public Comment on its Draft Mitigation Plan

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MoDNR) has released their Draft Mitigation Plan that outlines the state’s intended use of their $41.15 Million settlement. The MoDNR proposes to allocate funds to mitigation projects in the following eight areas:School bus replacement: 29%Electric vehicle charging stations: 15%Transit and shuttle bus replacement: 10%Non-government truck replacement: 15%Locomotive and Marine [...]

2018-04-05T12:40:10-04:00April 5th, 2018|Categories: VW Settlement|Tags: , , |

Utilities and environmentalists call for Missouri to spend VW funds on electric vehicles

Missouri's public comment period on its use of the VW Settlement Funds has brought together electric utilities and environmental advocates. The Missouri Electric Vehicle Collaborative, a group of utilities and environmental groups, proposed to use $35 million of the state's settlement funds to replace diesel engines with electric technology in school buses, mass transit [...]

2017-12-18T07:18:41-04:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: VW Settlement|Tags: , |