National Drive Electric Week
Electric School Buses in Colorado
Sep 30, 2021
|This is an online only event with no physical location.
|Thursday, September 30, 2021 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
|12:00 - 1:00 pm MDT
|Denver, CO, Local Area
|Bethany Aurin, Transportation Director, West Grand Valley School District; Landon Hilliard, Safe Routes Program Coordinator, Boulder Valley School District; Miranda Meadow, Mothers Out Front
|view the recorded presentation.
Event ReportDuring National Drive Electric Week, CoPIRG highlighted that dozens more electric-powered school buses are headed to CO in the coming years to join the two school districts in Boulder and Kremmling that have the first electric buses on the road. Electric-powered school buses are a critical solution in both the fight against climate change and protecting Colorado children from harmful diesel emissions. CoPIRG is calling on Congress to pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill and get more electric buses on Colorado roads.
Bethany Aurin, Transportation Director, West Grand Valley School District
Landon Hilliard, Safe Routes Program Coordinator, Boulder Valley School District
Miranda Meadow, Mothers Out Front
photo by: Alexandra Simon, CoPIRG
Panelists share their experiences getting the first electric school buses on the road, and why parents care, during the webinar.
As part of National Drive Electric Week, CoPIRG will host a panel discussion with the school districts in Kremmling and Boulder, featuring Colorado’s first electric school buses. We will talk about obstacles and benefits to getting these pioneer buses on the road, what other districts plan to get them, the next opportunity for schools to apply for grants from the state, the potential impact of federal legislation being considered, and why moms in Colorado care about getting more electric buses on the road for our children’s health.
There are currently 7 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid
|Nissan Leaf (2018+)
Registered attendees report 46,000 electric miles driven.