Thursday, May 6, 2021

School buses are ‘out of gas’

Student transportation in the Wayne Westland Community Schools District is going green by swapping the older school buses for newer and more eco-friendly transportation, officials said.

Westland Mayor William Wild awarded the school district with a #MissionGreen Eco Award in celebration of Earth Day in response to the district efforts in reducing gas emissions and keeping students and the community safe and breathing clean air.

Nineteen new propane buses will soon be on Wayne and Westland streets, 10 of those dedicated to special needs children. 

The latest buses will have almost zero gas emissions and cost more than $2 million to purchase, officials said. The school district will receive a 40 percent reimbursement of the purchase price as part of a grant from the Volkswagen State Mitigation Trust.