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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – Electric school buses could soon provide cleaner, quieter, and more cost-effective transportation for students in the Portland metro area, according to Portland General Electric.

PGE says a grant program will help up to four districts in the region start the transition to electric school buses. The program, funded by Oregon Clean Fuel Program credits, will help the districts pay for the incremental cost of the buses, equipment needed to charge them, and training for drivers and mechanics.

“In return, participating school districts will work with PGE to share their insights and learnings with other school districts interested in electrifying their bus fleets,” according to PGE.

The program is part of a larger initiative to invest PGE’s Oregon Clean Fuels Program credits to help make electric transportation more widely available.

People interested in learning more or school districts interested in applying for a grant can find more information on PGE’s website.

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Tome

Great we are already over stressing our power grids. Need more electric cars Trucks and buses. Understand Potland is replacing city buses with electric!

danwat1234

The transition to electric transportation is a realistic goal. PGE is all for it, they aren't complaining about too much power demand. Trimet's electric busses made by NewFlyer are quiet. The loudest component are the cooling fans

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