Funding will upgrade 21 school buses, improve air quality
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff secured over $500,000 to upgrade Georgia school buses.
The funding will replace 21 diesel-fueled school buses across Cobb, Dodge, and Fulton Counties with buses that meet updated emissions standards, reducing air pollution and ensuring Georgia students can get to and from school safely.
“These upgraded school buses will help Georgia kids get to school more safely and reduce air pollution. I’ll keep working to deliver the best for Georgia’s children,” Sen. Ossoff said.
“I’m proud to champion investments that will green our yellow school buses and improve air quality for our students traveling to and from school, while also supporting good-paying jobs in Georgia. I will keep working to keep our economy strong and build a cleaner, more sustainable future for our children,” Sen. Rev. Warnock said.
Today’s announcement is the latest step in Sens. Ossoff and Warnock’s continued work to ensure Georgia public school students have safe, modern learning environments.
In November, President Biden signed the Sen. Ossoff-backed bipartisan Renew America’s Schools Act into law, which provided $500 million in funding to upgrade public school infrastructure in Georgia and nationwide.
Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, Senator Warnock secured $5 billion based on his Clean Commute for Kids Act to transition Georgia’s school bus fleet to zero to low-emission buses in order to improve the health and safety of children and Georgians statewide.
Please find more information on the funding here.
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