Bridgeport students to breath easier on school buses

Thousands of Bridgeport students will be breathing a little easier on the ride to school this fall.

Environmental leaders, city and school officials are retrofitting Bridgeport's 111 diesel school buses with special filters. The equipment is expected to cut emissions by 90 percent. Pediatricians say environmental pollution is a key factor in childhood asthma. They also say some 6,000 Connecticut kids are taken to the hospital every year for asthma symptoms.

The city of Bridgeport will use more than $500,000 won in a state settlement with a power plant to make the changes.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."