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AASHTO's ETAP Podcast: School Bus Electrification with Sue Gander

Episode Notes

            With school buses providing 10 billion annual student rides, electrification presents a major opportunity to green the transportation industry; and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA, in concert with state DOTs and organizations like World Resources Institute, sets out to do just that. With a coming influx of $5 billion from the IIJA to replace existing buses, and additional funding for EV charging infrastructure, it’s time for a big change in school transportation.

Joining us on the podcast today is Sue Gander, Director of the Electric School Bus Initiative at the World Resources Institute. Sue and her team are currently working at their goal of electrifying all 480,000 school buses by 2030. Sue, thanks for joining us!

Please see additional resources here: 

Dataset of Electric School Bus Adoption in the United States - Datasets - Data | World Resources Institute (

WRI Comments to US DOT on National EV Infrastructure Program

5 Ways US States Can Support the Electric School Bus Transition | World Resources Institute (

How to Help Your Community Fund Electric School Buses in the US | World Resources Institute (