Bringing Clean School Buses to our Community
We are urging our local school districts, the Bedford Central School District and Katonah Lewisboro School District, to fully electrify their fleets.
Almost all of New York State’s school buses currently run on dirty diesel fuel, which causes pollution that negatively impacts children’s health and causes climate change. Diesel exhaust and its byproducts have been linked to respiratory diseases like asthma, cardiovascular illnesses, cancer, and higher mortality rates.
Electrifying district fleets, especially transitioning school buses from fossil fuels to zero-emissions electricity is of utmost importance. Eliminating exposure to polluting diesel exhaust from fossil fuel powered buses will:
- Help reduce associated health risks to students and drivers
- Reduce air pollution
- Improve air quality for our entire community (and beyond)