Healthy Air

Electric buses may be coming to a city near you

With air pollution plaguing much of America this summer, communities are embracing clean buses

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Clean, electric buses can get you where you need to go with no tailpipe pollution, but most transit agencies still rely on fossil fuel-powered buses. Making the switch to electric means healthier air and less pollution warming the planet, and soon, the number of electric transit buses on our streets is set to double thanks to new grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation. Forty-six states and the District of Columbia will get new electric or low-emission buses with funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg says:

“Every day, over 60,000 buses in communities of all sizes take millions of Americans to work, school, and everywhere else they need to go. Today’s announcement means more clean buses, less pollution, more jobs in manufacturing and maintenance, and better commutes for families across the country.”

Check to see if your community is getting cleaner buses.

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