Update: Electric School Buses Are Taking Off

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Matt Casale
Director, Environment Campaigns

Author: Matt Casale

Director, Environment Campaigns

(617) 747-4314

Started on staff: 2017
B.A., magna cum laude, George Washington University; J.D., George Washington University Law School

Matt oversees PIRG's toxics, transportation and zero waste campaigns and leads PIRG’s climate program to promote a cleaner, healthier future for all Americans. Matt lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with his wife, two daughters and chihuahua.

 

The World Resources Institute released an updated electric school bus adoption tracker and found school districts and fleet operators have now committed to 12,275 electric school buses across 38 states. 10,000 of these buses come from a partnership between SEA Electric and Midwest Transit Equipment (MTE).

With a school bus fleet of 480,000, the US still has a long way to go to phase out toxic, diesel-fueled buses. However, these findings represent we are trending in the right direction.

Matt Casale
Director, Environment Campaigns

Author: Matt Casale

Director, Environment Campaigns

(617) 747-4314

Started on staff: 2017
B.A., magna cum laude, George Washington University; J.D., George Washington University Law School

Matt oversees PIRG's toxics, transportation and zero waste campaigns and leads PIRG’s climate program to promote a cleaner, healthier future for all Americans. Matt lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with his wife, two daughters and chihuahua.