Titus Touts $9.8 Million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding for Clark County School Buses
Las Vegas, Nevada, October 26, 2022 | Sara Severens (202-924-1719)
The Clean School Bus Program will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save money for school districts, and produce cleaner air.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Congresswoman Dina Titus (NV-01) announced 3 for Clark County School District to purchase 25 school buses under the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean School Bus Program rebate competition. This funding was made possible through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law which Rep. Titus championed.
This grant will help Clark County School District purchase clean school buses which will accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles and produce cleaner air in and around schools and communities. These school buses will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save schools money, and better protect children’s health. The investment will also drive demand for U.S.-made batteries and vehicles, boost domestic manufacturing, and create good-paying jobs.
“This funding invests in our children’s health, especially those in communities overburdened by air pollution,” said Rep. Titus. “By transitioning to electric and low-emission school buses, we are ensuring a brighter, healthier future for every student.”
The Clean School Bus Program will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save money for school districts, and produce cleaner air. Diesel air pollution is linked to asthma and other conditions that harm students’ health and cause them to miss school. Phasing out these diesel engines will ensure cleaner air for students, bus drivers, and school staff working near the bus loading areas. The reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from these bus replacements will also help to address the outsized role of the transportation sector in fueling the climate crisis. The program will also save school districts money as they upgrade school bus fleets, replacing older, heavily polluting buses with brand new clean school buses while freeing up needed resources for schools.