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Big Green School Bus

Published on January 24, 2023

School bus in front of a Bellevue elementary school
Image Credit: Kurt Clark (CC BY 2.0)

Hop in an Uber these days, and you’ll likely find yourself in a quiet, fuel-efficient hybrid vehicle. But millions of children are still riding to school in buses belching diesel fumes, a fuel more closely associated with a prior generation of tractor-trailer trucks.

Maggie Polachek, graduate of the Foster School of Business, is working to change that. She serves as a special advisor for implementation at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where she facilitates a $5 billion program that’s transitioning the nation’s school bus fleet to zero and low-emission vehicles.

“Diesel school buses are harmful to the health of our kids and communities,” says Polachek. “The beauty of this program is that it will have a positive impact on children’s health and will simultaneously help meet crucial climate goals.”

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Originally written by for Foster Business Magazine.
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