A roadmap and guide to help all New York State schools transition their gas-guzzling bus fleets to electric was released by New York Governor Kathy Hochul last Friday.
The roadmap, the New York State Electric School Bus Roadmap, and the guide, The Electric School Bus Guidebook, are the state’s newest resources that provide school districts and bus operators with the technical and financial assistance required to remove vehicles that use fossil fuel from service. The roadmap and guide focus on high-need school districts.
Last April, New York became the first state in the nation to pass a school bus electrification mandate. The state has the largest school bus fleet in the country — with more than 45,000 traditional school buses that comprises 10% of the nation’s total fleet.