Electric school buses may be coming

OLYMPIA — The yellow school buses you grew up riding may become a thing of the past.

Both the House and Senate approved a new "zero-emission" school measure — House Bill 1368 — during the Legislative session, making electric buses likely the only option for school districts in Washington.

Rep. Tana Senn, D-Mercer Island, said he introduced the bill also on behalf of student health.

“We as a student body are exposed to 5-15 times more air pollution than adults, as a result of school bus emissions alone,” said Moa Valentin, president of the Mercer High School Green Team.

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