Biden celebrates first $1 billion for electric school buses, but bus drivers aren’t cheering
The Biden administration on Wednesday identified school districts that will receive nearly $1 billion over the next year to purchase new zero-emission school buses and charging stations.
The money will go to nearly 400 school districts across 50 states, the District of Columbia and several Tribes and U.S. territories to purchase more than 2,400 clean buses, 95% of which will run on electricity. The others will operate on compressed natural gas or propane.
The funds are part of a five-year, $5 billion Clean School Bus Program created by last year’s...