With a full bus of students, stakeholders and reporters, Gov. Jay Inslee rode in the first electric school bus in Washington on Monday, making a lap around a Tacoma block and ending up in the Franklin Pierce High School stadium.
The event launched efforts to help school districts curb carbon emissions by purchasing electric school buses. It also served as a promising start to the recent clean transportation bill Inslee signed that encourages Washingtonians to integrate electric driving on the roads.
“In Washington, we’re electrifying planes, trains, ferries and automobiles," Inslee said. "And today, we’re showing we can electrify buses, too. It’s exciting to celebrate the first electric school bus in Washington state, because this effort is, ultimately, all about our kids and their future.”
Read the rest of the story on the governor's Medium page.