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March 23, 2011

Kansas City Buses Provide Clean Ride for Kids

On March 16, the Kansas City, Kansas School District welcomed some newcomers to their community—47 natural gas school buses deployed as part of DOE's Clean Cities Alternative Fuel Vehicle Pilot Program, supported by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Kansas City's mayor, the school's director of transportation, and the Kansas City Clean Cities coordinator introduced the new vehicles to the crowd, describing how they can help reduce America's dependence on imported oil while also saving money, reducing pollution, and teaching students about new technology. The buses' first runs will begin the week following the arrival, after the students return from spring break. In addition to the buses, the project also supported the installation of a compressed natural gas filling station. See the Energy Blog post.