The Need for Electric School Buses

September 26, 2018

School buses are the largest form of mass transit in the United States, and they desperately need an upgrade. Emissions from diesel school buses are linked to asthma, chronic respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses, cancers, and even higher mortality rates. No one should have to breathe in dangerous pollutants while riding the bus, especially when cleaner, safer alternatives, such as all-electric school buses, are available.

We held a policy forum about the negative impacts of diesel school buses and pathways to transitioning to an electric school bus fleet. Read the background paper here. Read a recap of the forum here.

We were joined by a panel of experts and local activists:

Peggy Shepard, WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Matt Casale, US PIRG
Adam Armstrong, Resilient Red Hook
Tevin C.S. Grant, Esq., Electric School Bus Campaign
Kevin Cromar, NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management
Zachary Lerner, ALIGN NY

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