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Media: Letter to Editor on Macon-Bibb School System’s Zero-Emission Bus Initiative

Media: Letter to Editor on Macon-Bibb School System’s Zero-Emission Bus Initiative

Macon Telegraph, February 22, 2017

Zero emissions buses

Mothers & Others for Clean Air congratulates Blue Bird Corp. on its award to develop a zero-emission, vehicle-to-grid (V2G) electric school bus. Putting V2G buses on roads means children won’t be exposed to any emissions from the school bus they ride. And, allowing buses to put electricity back into the grid is an added benefit.

Children face special risks from air pollution because their lungs are growing and they are so physically active. Communities adopting low and zero emission buses for their school fleets are reducing air pollution and improving air quality as part of their regular operations. This is certainly good news for cleaner air.

The Macon-Bibb school system has helped protect the health of their students with the recent addition of 53 propane-fueled school buses manufactured by Blue Bird. As school systems replace buses, Blue Bird’s new V2G technology will make zero emission buses a healthier and affordable option for schools and students across the country. Mothers and Others thanks Blue Bird Corp. for investing in solutions for a healthier future.

KATHERINE CUMMINGS,
MOTHERS AND OTHERS FOR CLEAN AIR: AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION OF THE SOUTHEAST

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