WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) – A western Massachusetts bus company is one step closer to introducing “clean” school buses to their fleet, thanks to funding provided through President Biden’s infrastructure law.
“This will be their first view of what an electric vehicle is what the technology is that’s facing them,” said David Drugan, principal of Coburn Elementary School in West Springfield. “How cool is that?”
State and local officials gathered Monday to formally announce that 25 zero-emission buses will be coming to several Pioneer Valley schools.
“The once-in-a-generation federal funding right now is helping Massachusetts fast-track our efforts to fight climate change. The clean electric buses we are celebrating today represent an investment in our planet, in the Pioneer Valley, and in the health of West Springfield families,” said Bonnie Heiple, commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection.
In December, the Lower Pioneer Valley Educational Collaborative, which offers busing …