Should Zero-Emissions Public Transit Buses be Required by 2029?
• "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)
The Green Bus Act will establish a national goal for public transit buses to transition fully to zero emissions by 2029. If enacted, it will require all buses purchased using Federal Transit Administration funds to be zero emissions by 2029, and it will increase the federal share of transit agencies’ bus purchasing costs to 90% to support the transition. Sponsor: Representative Julia Brownley (Democrat, California, District 26)
- Biden Infrastructure Plan Pushes Better Roads, EV Chargers, Mass Transit (Forbes)
- Biggest Electric Bus Deal in U.S. Approved in Maryland (Bloomberg)
- For Some Cities, Hybrid Buses Are a Path to Zero Emissions. For Others, They’re a Maintenance Hassle. (Next City)
- How Our Daily Travel Harms The Planet (BBC)