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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

School district gets traction with electric school bus grant


August 30, 2023

The Wrangell School District has received the green light to buy an electric school bus through a federal clean energy grant.

In his report to the school board on Aug. 21, Schools Superintendent Bill Burr said the Environmental Protection Agency approved the district for a grant that will go toward a newly built electric bus and charging station.

The grant was almost a no-go just a few months ago.

Working with the district’s contracted bus company, Taylor Transportation, Burr submitted the grant to the EPA about a year ago. The program requires destruction of a diesel-powered bus in order to r...

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