Loudoun Schools Apply for 25 More Electric Buses

The School Board has authorized an application through the EPA’s Clean School Bus Grant Program to acquire up to 25 new electric school buses. 

Of the 25 buses, five would be 81-Passenger Blue Bird Type-D buses, five 71-Passenger IC Long Range Type-C buses and 15 77-Passenger Thomas Type-C buses. The program covers the differential cost from a typical bus. The program requires the division to pay all costs up font and receive reimbursement once diesel buses have been retired. If awarded, the division will have 18 months to complete the project, including purchasing and installating the new buses and scrapping old buses. 

3 thoughts on “Loudoun Schools Apply for 25 More Electric Buses

  • 2022-08-26 at 9:42 am
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    I commend LCPS for taking this bold step. We can’t stick our heads in the sand. Electric buses are the wave of the future. The sooner LCPS phases out its diesel buses — the better. Happy Women’s Equality Day Loudoun!

  • 2022-08-26 at 12:11 pm
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    And the kids mining the cobalt for the batteries are not applauding.

  • 2022-08-26 at 12:51 pm
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    “Scrapping” the old units? Is that correct? Meaning they will be destroyed?

    Our bus fleet is fairly new. Why not donate those units to our poor sister county in MS? I bet they have older less efficient units that need replacement. Or sell them at auction? How does such a wasteful practice make economic or environmental sense?

    This is the Waste, in Waste, Fraud, and Abuse. Insane.

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