Fun at the Fairgrounds: Clean Fuel School Bus Expo
Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Special Events Center West
Florida State Fairgrounds; 4800 US 301, Tampa, FL 33610
Parking: A designated parking area will be marked in front of the mall area adjacent to the alternative fuel school bus ride and drive.
Hosts: Florida Transportation Systems (FTS) and Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition
Zero- and low-emission school buses are moving the industry towards cleaner air and improved outcomes for students. Alternative fuel school buses, such as those that run on propane and electricity, are allowing districts to run cleaner routes by lowering emissions, reducing maintenance needs, and providing cost savings. An unprecedented level of federal incentives is now available to support the transition to clean-fuel school buses.
Join us for a half-day clean fuel school bus expo at the Florida State Fairgrounds for the opportunity to learn more from the EPA about the availability of federal incentives and hear from school districts on their experience with transitioning to alternative fuels. Attendees are invited to join for a demonstration of propane-powered and battery-electric buses, followed by a ride and drive along the fairgrounds.
9:00a – 9:15a | Refreshments and networking
9:15a – 9:20a | Welcome
9:20a – 10:20a | Propane and Electric Bus Technologies Panel
10:20a – 10:50a | Clean School Bus Funding – Dale Aspy, EPA
10:50a – 12:00p | Alternative Fuel School Bus Ride and Drive