Over 25 million American children, as well as thousands of school bus drivers, breathe polluted air on traditional diesel yellow school buses every day. Diesel pollution stunts the growth of kids’ lungs and worsens asthma symptoms, and has also been linked to poorer academic performance.
Fortunately, there is a better solution: electric school buses. Electric buses don’t emit any tailpipe pollution, eliminating exhaust that is linked to asthma attacks, respiratory illness and cancer. While electric school buses are available, school districts often need help financing the switch away from diesel. The Clean School Bus Act will help school districts get the resources they need to ensure that every child has healthy air to breathe and a safe ride to school.
Tell your senator to co-sponsor the Clean School Bus Act to help bring electric school buses to your community.