Partners and stakeholders from across New Jersey joined World Resources Institute and the Electrification Coalition on Oct. 13, 2021, for a roundtable discussion on the wide-ranging benefits of electric school buses and New Jersey’s window of opportunity to accelerate deployment.
The event began with remarks from New Jersey’s First Lady, Tammy Murphy, and Congressman Frank Pallone. The First Lady has worked with non-profits, a think-tank, and other organizations focused on the environment, education, health care, youth and family services, as well as the arts and trans-Atlantic relations. She currently Chairs the New Jersey Council on the Green Economy. Congressman Pallone was sworn in for his 17th full term in the U.S. House of Representatives on January 3, 2021. Pallone represents New Jersey’s Sixth Congressional District. He is the Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where he advances the public interest in one of the broadest jurisdictions of any congressional committee.
The roundtable also featured experts from government and industry, as well as advocates and school districts on the front lines. This executive-appropriate discussion is your chance to engage directly with experts on the latest policy and technology developments and help chart New Jersey’s electric school bus course.
School bus electrification will improve health and academic outcomes for young people, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and expand the green economy. These benefits are especially important for high-pollution corridors, and Black, Hispanic and low-income households, which are disproportionately exposed to health risks.