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School Buses are Going Green

The sound and smell of a fuel-run school bus are pretty distinctive and embedded in the memories of all who have ridden them. However, “the times they are a-changin’” as more electric vehicles, including school buses, are introduced to our roadways. 

Dean Transportation, a family-run, Lansing-based transportation company, is making strides in this area with the introduction of its first electric school bus, which will join the Cadillac Area Public Schools fleet this fall. It was secured through a grant from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy. Dean also has plans to deploy six electric school buses at Trenton Public Schools over the next three years through a partnership with DTE Energy. 

For Dean, these projects mark the beginning of long-term change as it relates to electrification in school transportation and ways to reduce its carbon footprint. 

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