The Los Angeles Unified School District announced a commitment Tuesday to purchase 180 electric school buses, along with chargers and other infrastructure, as part of a plan to fully electrify its Sun Valley Bus Yard by 2026.
The Sun Valley yard provides transportation for 4,600 students each day in the northern portion of the nation’s second-largest school district. The yard currently uses primarily compressed natural gas buses, along with some gas-powered and propane-fueled vehicles. It currently has six electric buses and chargers, according to the district.
“We must fully commit ourselves to creating a model of sustainability that benefits our students, our school communities and generations to come,” Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho said in a statement. “This aggressive timeline to fully electrify the Sun Valley Bus Yard with 180 electric buses and chargers by 2026 reinforces our commitment to pursue any and all means necessary to reduce our impact on the environment. Los Angeles Unified is leading the charge to a more sustainable future with this important investment.”Click here to read more: https://mynewsla.com/education/2023/05/02/lausd-commits-to-electrification-of-sun-valley-bus-yard-by-2026-2/