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Twin Rivers Unified School District

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Twin Rivers Unified School District

Benefits of Zero-Emission School Buses:

Benefits of Zero-Emission School Buses:

  • Healthier – Clean air for our children, teachers, parents and neighbors.
  • Safe – Built and tested with high back seats and seat-belts.
  • Cleaner – Zero engine emissions.
  • Great Performance – Proven in all types of terrain and weather.
  • Cost Savings – Electric buses can reduce fueling costs of a vehicle by over 40%.
  • Quieter – Electric school buses are much quieter, allowing drivers better communication with and oversight of students.
Our GREEN Mission:

Our GREEN Mission:

To reduce unhealthy pollution in our environment by reducing needless vehicle emissions and provide safe state-of-the-art vehicles for our children.
I'm all CHARGED up!

I'm all CHARGED up!

Students Holding EV bus Tshirt
A group of kids wearing purple shirts in a school bus
A little girl holding a hula hoop
A student taking notes on a green piece of paper on a clipboard while outside in the garden
A student diving into the pool
Students lining up to pet a baby cow being fed milk from a bottle
Children playing tug-of-war
Students getting ready to put plants with soil in plastic pots
A student getting out of a schoolbus
High School Football players
High School Cheerleaders
Elion side of bus view of logo
Electric Bus Deployment

Electric Bus Deployment

Accomplishments:

Accomplishments:

In 2017 the Twin Rivers Unified School District Transportation Department was the first school district in the nation to deploy these zero-emission electric school buses. Funded in part by a $7.5 million California Climate Investment grant, using proceeds from CA's cap-and-trade program, these state-of-the-art, zero-emission buses will help to improve the air quality in areas where our children study, live and play.
 
To date we have 55 electric buses and 37 compressed natural gas buses in our fleet. Our future fleet will completely consist of alternative fuel vehicles.
 
Breath 2018

Breath 2018

FUTURE Vision:

FUTURE Vision:

  • Completed EV charging infrastructure with SMUD’s funding assistance.
  • Efficiency = 80% improved fuel savings.
  • Reliability = 60% in maintenance.
  • Complete fleet of alternative fuel vehicles.
Keys to Success:

Keys to Success:

  • Develop relationships with all partners and potential partners.
  • Know and understand your role.
  • Embrace technology through education.