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New York City Secures $77 Million for Electric School Buses

New York City Mayor Eric Adams is working on his initiatives to make the city greener. The Mayor’s office announced Monday that New York City secured $77 million in competitive grants from the federal Infrastructure package to expand the number of electric school buses and trucks on city streets.

A $61.1 million grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean School Bus Grant Program will add 180 new electric school buses to the city’s fleet. Additionally, a $15 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Grant Program will help build a freight-focused electric truck and vehicle charging depot at the Hunts Point Food Distribution Center. New York City was also awarded $1.5 million from the Joint Office of Energy and Transportation’s Ride and Drive Electric Program to support planning and coordination efforts to electrify the city’s electric school bus fleet.

“These grants will help us put more electric school buses on our streets, turn one of the world’s largest food distribution centers into one of the world’s greenest facilities, deliver cleaner air for our children, and help undo a long history of environmental racism in the South Bronx,” Mayor Adams said in a statement. “This is what it looks like when leaders from City Hall to the halls of Congress work together to ‘Get Stuff Done’ for New York City. My thanks to President Biden, the Environmental Protection Agency, and all our federal partners who helped secure this funding and are working to deliver a cleaner, greener city for New Yorkers.”

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