Illinois school district contracts the largest electric bus fleet in the Midwest

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Gina Goldenberg
Creative Associate

Author: Gina Goldenberg

Creative Associate

Started on staff: 2021
B.A., magna cum laude and Sigma Theta Delta, Wake Forest University

Gina writes, edits and designs materials for the PIRG state groups. Gina lives in Boston where she enjoys reading, running and spending time with friends.

The largest fleet of 100% zero-emission school buses is rolling into the Midwest.

On March 4, the Troy Community Consolidated School District in Illinois received an award from Levo Partners to support the district's efforts to replace its bus fleet of 64 buses with all-electric models in as little as five years. As a part of the award, Levo Partners will offer the district a wide range of services to assist its transition zero-emission buses — site planning, construction, installation of electric vehicle equipment like chargers and utility engagement.

The Troy Consolidated School District will also get support for any future endeavors to replace existing diesel and gas units through the use of subsidies available to it.

Illinois PIRG is calling on Gov. J. B. Pritzker to protect the health of our children, our communities and our planet by investing in clean, electric school and transit buses.

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Learn more about our Electric Buses for Illinois Campaign.

Photo: Electric buses offer a more sustainable environment for children across America while also avoiding a daily dose of toxic diesel exhaust. Credit: Michael VI via Shutterstock

Gina Goldenberg
Creative Associate

Author: Gina Goldenberg

Creative Associate

Started on staff: 2021
B.A., magna cum laude and Sigma Theta Delta, Wake Forest University

Gina writes, edits and designs materials for the PIRG state groups. Gina lives in Boston where she enjoys reading, running and spending time with friends.