Chicago Announcements January 09, 2024

The city and Chicago Public Schools announced Monday that the school district had been awarded a $20 million grant to fund the implementation of 50 low- and zero-emission buses into the city's fleet. The grant was awarded through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean School Bus Program Grants Competition, and the buses will likely serve students in the South and West sides, communites "most impacted by poor environmental policies and practices, and historic disinvestment," the city said in a news release. "By serving the communities that need these buses the most, we begin to reverse historic disinvestment in our South and West Side neighborhoods and empower the students who live there," Mayor Brandon Johnson said in a news release. "My administration continues to be committed to environmental justice to improve our city's air quality, create green jobs, and to fulfill our citywide climate goal of drastically reducing our carbon emissions 62% by the year 2040."

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