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SLC School District Receives State’s First Electric School Buses

Apr 12, 2021, 10:01 AM
One of four new, electric Salt Lake City school buses. (Derek Petersen/KSL TV)...
One of four new, electric Salt Lake City school buses. (Derek Petersen/KSL TV)
(Derek Petersen/KSL TV)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Officials with the Salt Lake City School District unveiled the state’s first four electric school buses, which began transporting students on Monday.

A second grant from the Utah Department of Environmental Quality will allow the district to purchase more electric buses and retire some of its older diesel-powered buses.

“The first four buses will be used to transport students on the west side of Salt Lake City,” district officials said. “This specific area was chosen because environmental studies show Salt Lake’s west side has some of the highest levels of pollution in the state, and the bus routes in this area will allow the district to utilize the buses to their full potential.”

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SLC School District Receives State’s First Electric School Buses