The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has a long history of funding school bus clean-up projects and implementing pollution-reducing laws for school buses to reduce schoolchildren’s exposure to both cancer-causing and smog-forming pollution. In December 2016, CARB updated the Board on the school bus population and associated funding resources in California available for school bus cleanup, followed by a memo to the Board in early 2019. This report provides an update, as mandated by Senate Bill (SB) 1403 (Lara, Chapter 370, Statutes of 2018), on the State’s school bus incentive programs. This new law requires CARB, in consultation with the California Energy Commission (CEC), to annually report “milestones achieved by the State’s school bus incentive programs and the projected need for funding taking into consideration the State’s school bus inventory, turnover, and useful life,” as part of the Heavy-Duty Investment Strategy, starting in 2019.
Below you will find links to the annual reports which are included with the Low Carbon Transportation Investments Funding Plan as Appendix E.
Image below provides the 2022 update and milestones achieved.