October 26, 2022
The EPA just released the names of the school districts that will be awarded rebates as part of the Clean School Bus Program. Transit Choices is delighted to share that Baltimore City Public Schools is the only school district in Maryland set to receive grant funds. The city requested funds for a total of 25 buses, and $9,425,000 is set to be awarded.
Environmental and public health groups hailed the announcement, which comes after years of advocacy to replace diesel-powered buses with cleaner alternatives. Electric buses have significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions than both diesel, and natural gas-powered buses.
Electric buses are a win-win for students, bus operators, our communities, and the environment!