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Texas Schools Spending Millions on Electric Buses
« on: July 06, 2024, 12:59:01 pm »
Texas Scorecard by  Erin Anderson July 5, 2024

Districts are buying the vehicles with grants from a $5 billion Clean Bus Program funded by federal taxpayers.

Texas school districts are taking advantage of a federal grant program to buy electric buses that will cost taxpayers millions.

The grants are part of a $5 billion Clean Bus Program administered by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Funds for the program were included in the $454 billion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed by President Joe Biden in 2021.

According to a January press release from the Biden administration, Texas school districts are slated to receive at least $26 million in taxpayer-funded grants from the EPA program.

Fort Worth Independent School District is expected to receive $6.1 million to purchase 15 electric school buses.

Other Texas school districts selected to receive electric bus subsidies include Alief ISD ($7.9 million for 20 buses), Austin ISD ($6.25 million for 25 buses), and San Antonio ISD ($5.9 million for 15 buses).