Should Zero-Emissions Public Transit Buses be Required by 2029?

• "I think it is a huge waste of money. Hybrid buses are not an effective way of reducing carbon emissions...Their real goal is to con taxpayers into giving them more money. Taxpayers will give them money for gee-whiz products that really sound good." Source: Randal O'Toole (Cato Institute)
• "I strongly believe that Congress must take all necessary steps to ensure our nation moves in the right direction to address climate change. While 2029 is an ambitious zero-emission bus goal, tackling greenhouse gas emissions can make an immediate and significant impact in protecting our environment. We simply cannot afford to wait to act on climate." Source: Rep. Julia Brownley (Democrat, California, District 26)
• "Buses play a key role in American society, but the majority of these vehicles on our roads run on diesel, and less than one percent are zero-emissions, all-electric models. There is no reason we should be running polluting buses that make us sick when we have better options… This bill will help drive healthier communities across the nation." Source: Matt Casale (U.S. PIRG)
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