Sinema, Kelly Announce Over $40 Million Investment in Clean School Buses Coming to Arizona from Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

Jan 10, 2024

Bipartisan infrastructure law led by Sinema and shaped by Kelly provides over $40 million for school districts across Arizona to invest in clean buses

WASHINGTON – $40,090,000 from the bipartisan infrastructure law led by Senator Kyrsten Sinema and shaped by Senator Mark Kelly will be invested in clean school buses for school districts across Arizona.

The Clean School Bus Awards will provide 114 electric buses to 23 different school districts across Arizona, and seven propane buses to two school districts in Pinetop-Lakes and Yuma.

“This $40 million investment from my bipartisan infrastructure law will bring innovative and clean energy school buses across Arizona so students can safely travel to school and take steps towards a cleaner, healthier, and safer Arizona,” said Sinema, co-author and lead negotiator of the bipartisan infrastructure law.

“Every child in Arizona deserves to breathe clean air. That’s why our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is making investments to allow more students to ride zero and low-emission school buses that reduce pollution and improve air quality,” said Kelly.

Below are the Arizona recipients:

School District Name# of Electric Buses Funded
Clarkdale-Jerome School District #31
Sanders Unified School District #182
Blue Ridge Unified School District0 (0 electric, 1 propane)
Roosevelt School District #661
Phoenix Elementary School District #16
Creighton Elementary School District2
Laveen Elementary School District #595
Union Elementary School District #622
Tolleson Union High School District #21415
Yuma Union High School District 700 (0 electric, 6 propane)
Agua Fria Union High School District6
Crane Elementary School District No. 131
Tempe Elementary School District14
Chinle Unified School District15
Phoenix Union4
Casa Grande ESD4
Bonita ESD1
Flagstaff USD2
Coolidge USD1
Joseph City UD1
Osborn ED6
Flowing Wells USD1
Tucson ESD10
Liberty ESD13
Roosevelt ESD1

Sinema and Kelly’s bipartisan infrastructure law makes the largest investment in clean energy transmission and electric vehicle infrastructure in U.S. history, electrifying thousands of school and transit buses across the country, bolstering critical materials supply chains, improving energy efficiency, and building out a national network of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.

Sinema led bipartisan Senate negotiations with Republican Senator Rob Portman of Ohio that included Senator Kelly and senators from both parties.

The bipartisan infrastructure law was supported by groups including The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, The National Association of Manufacturers, The AFL-CIO, The National Retail Federation, The Bipartisan Policy Center, North America’s Building Trades Unions, the Outdoor Industry Association, The American Hotel and Lodging Association, The National Education Association, as well as hundreds of mayors across all 50 states.