Regional Headlines
8:57 am
Mon April 12, 2010

School Districts Start Receiving Hybrid Buses

Frankfort, KY – Twenty-two public school districts in Kentucky are scheduled to receive a total of 34 hybrid electric school buses in August. Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition executive director Melissa M. Howell last week gave a presentation on the buses during a Trigg County School Board meeting. Both Trigg and Todd counties are slated to receive a new hybrid bus.

Howell says the most common question she gets is, "Where do you plug it in?" She says the state Department of Education received a $12.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to purchase the buses. In all, the Commonwealth will have 213 hybrid buses, making Kentucky the state with the largest hybrid school bus fleet in the nation.