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The Benefits and Economics of Electric School Buses for Belmont
Belmont, like most towns, continues to use diesel-powered school buses to transport our elementary, middle and high school students. Diesel exhaust poses significant risks to our health and the planet, particularly when concentrated in the urban core environment of Belmont and neighboring towns. Health risks aside, fossil fuel powered buses are also a contributor to green house gas emissions and climate heating.

Electric school buses offer a healthier, cleaner alternative for our students as well as predictable energy/operating costs for the town. EV buses also offer another opportunity to electrify our transport network, in line with the Massachusetts Decarbonization Roadmap and will help the Town of Belmont to advance on our 2009 Town Meeting-adopted Climate Action Plan to reduce 2007 emission levels by 80% by 2050.

Thank you for joining this on-line community gathering and learning how Belmont can electrify it's school buses.

Sustainable Belmont will host a community discussion with local Massachusetts electric school bus company Highland Fleets to help our community learn about the benefits, economics and planning needed to transition to electric school buses.

Join us to learn more July 21st 7 pm on Zoom.

Jul 21, 2022 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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