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Electric school buses for students in St. Albert

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The electric school buses will provide transportation to students from 15 schools across the St. Albert Public School Division.

ST. ALBERT — The Government of Canada is investing over $2.9 million to purchase five zero emission school buses and related charging infrastructure to service the St. Albert Public School Division.

These new electric school buses will provide a clean mode of transportation to students from 15 schools across the St. Albert Public School Division. Highland Electric Fleets is working with Cunningham Transport Ltd., a local school bus transportation provider, to deploy the new electric buses, along with the associated charging infrastructure.

“Investments in green transit options help create meaningful change in communities across the country, including right here in Alberta. These new electric buses will help bring students to school and back while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting our efforts to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050,” said Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities.

“We are excited to partner with the Government of Canada, Cunningham Transport, and St. Albert Public Schools to bring clean, reliable electric school buses to St. Albert’s students and community,” said Duncan McIntyre, CEO, Highland Electric Fleets. “This is the first capital project under the ZETF for electric school buses in Canada, and we look forward to helping deploy more funding for zero-emission transportation that will support job creation, community resilience, and cleaner air for Canada’s students and citizens.”



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