October 26, 2022

Cortez Masto, Rosen, Announce $9.8 Million for Cleaner School Buses in Clark County

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) announced that Clark County School District will be receiving $9,875,000 to fund the purchase of 25 clean school buses through the Clean School Bus Program administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Senator Cortez Masto secured this funding through her work on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that both she and Senator Rosen helped write and pass.

“I’m excited to see this funding for clean buses headed to Clark County schools,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “In addition to reducing air pollution and lowering fuel costs, these buses will help reduce harmful emissions across Las Vegas and keep our kids healthy. I’ll keep working to support innovative transportation solutions as well as create good-paying jobs in our booming clean-energy industries.”

“I'm proud to announce Clark County Schools will receive nearly $10 million through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that Senator Cortez Masto and I helped write and pass,” said Senator Rosen. “This critical funding will invest in our schools’ transportation system while decreasing our carbon footprint.”

This funding was secured through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and supplies $5 billion over the course of five years to replace school buses with zero-emission and low-emission models.

Senators Cortez Masto and Rosen worked to pass the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to create good-paying jobs, upgrade infrastructure in Nevada, and update schools across the country. As part of her Innovation State Initiative, Senator Cortez Masto secured multiple transportation provisions in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to help Nevada communities plan for and build infrastructure for electric vehicles, including clean school buses, make transit to school safer for students, make critical updates to school infrastructure that improve energy efficiency and reduce costs, and support smart cities that use technology to solve transportation challenges. The Department of Energy announced the implementation of grants Senator Cortez Masto secured through her Renew America’s Schools Act are available to communities across the country.