Working to Replace the State’s Oldest, Most Polluting School Buses
More than $94 million is available through the School Bus Replacement Program for public school districts, county offices of education, and joint power authorities, most of which will support replacing old diesel school buses with pollution-free electric vehicles.
- New School Bus Replacement Program Solicitation
- Establish Bulk Purchase Pricing for Electric School Buses Program Solicitation
- Other Funding for School Buses
Senate Bill 110 appropriated up to $75 million to the program from the California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Proposition 39), an initiative that voters approved in 2012.
The Energy Commission’s Clean Transportation Program will fund complementary agreements to provide charging infrastructure and workforce training and development opportunities for drivers and maintenance technicians.
The Benefits of Electric School Buses
Hear about the benefits of replacing dirty diesel school buses with electric buses from Timothy Shannon, Director of Transportation with the Twin Rivers Unified School District.