Government of Canada supports electrification of Langley School District’s bus fleet
April 25, 2023
By Canadian Manufacturing
LANGLEY — A federal investment of $13,800 will support the electrification of Langley School District’s bus fleet.
Funding will be used to develop a strategy to transition to zero emission buses (ZEBs) for schools in Langley. The project includes assessing the existing bus fleet, developing a roadmap to zero emission, determining maintenance and operational needs, establishing costs, and developing an implementation and roll-out plan.
“As one of the fastest-growing school districts in British Columbia, we appreciate this funding as it will serve our current and future students, staff, and families,” said Candy Ashdown, Chair of the Langley Board of Education. “We recognize this support helps us continue with our goals in becoming more efficient and environmentally sustainable.”
This investment will help Langley contribute to Canada’s objective of reaching net-zero by 2050 by providing clean transit to students.
“Investing in zero emission transit infrastructure is essential for building the sustainable communities of tomorrow,” said John Aldag, Member of Parliament for Cloverdale—Langley City. “That’s why we are working with the Langley School District to help transition Langley school buses to zero emission vehicles. The Government of Canada will continue to collaborate with partners to invest in projects like this one that bring us one step closer to reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 and building a stronger, healthier Canada. Thank you to the Langley School District for partnering with us on this fantastic project that will benefit our students and members of our community in Langley City and the Township of Langley.”
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