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Kudos: Everman Independent School District Uses Electric Buses

Feb 01, 2021 08:30AM ● By Bernice Butler
Everman Independent School District began transporting students in October with the Blue Bird Vision electric buses. They produce zero emissions and have fewer parts compared with a diesel bus with performance comparable to a combustion engine, and their quiet performance allows the driver to better hear the passengers they are transporting. Everman Transportation Director Jason Gillis says, “These buses are the best thing for our community and our kids, allowing the district to save money and improve air quality.”

With help from Rush Bus Centers and the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality, the district was able to fund the buses and charging stations with grants from Volkswagen settlement funds. The district is looking to save more than $4,000 a year on fuel and $2,000 a year on maintenance.

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