“I can remember 35 years ago when solar energy was associated with, I don’t know, bean sprouts and whatever else alternative people were doing in those days. Well, this is not alternative anymore.”
— Gov. Jerry Brown said at an event in San Francisco to promote electric vehicles and other alternative fuels
[photo via Shaun Wood/flickr]
It seems all those years of grassroots efforts to implement Safe Routes to School programs across California was not for nothing. As the state economy continues to stagnate, Gov. Jerry Brown instituted the trigger cuts that will wipe out Home–to–School Transportation (i.e., school bus services) in order to save $248 million.
Of course, not every school district can afford to not provide school bus services due to some Federal mandates, which mean they will need to cut from other programs in their already diminished school budgets to make up the difference.
[photos via Boston Child Brain Injury Blog | smithereen11]