Electric School Buses
The two new electric school buses ran their first routes on Monday, September 25, 2023, transporting students to MIHS, IMS, Lakeridge, and West Mercer.
Mercer Island School District's first electric bus arrived on Friday, April 21, 2023, which was apropos as it was the day before Earth Day 2023. This is the first of two electric buses MISD has purchased.
MISD's second electric school bus arrived on August 16, 2023.
- How Much Did The Electric Buses Cost?
- How Much Does A Diesel Bus Cost?
- How Are The Electric Buses Paid For?
- How Far Can A Electric Bus Go?
- How Is A Electric Bus Charged?
- How Much Do The Charging Stations Cost?
- How Many Batteries Does A Bus Have?
- How Long Will The Batteries Last?
- How Do Operations Costs Compare To A Diesel Bus?
- Is A Electric Bus Quiet?
- Does The Bus Drive Differently Than A Diesel Bus?
- What Schools Will Have Routes For The Bus
- Will Route Stops Change Because Of The Electric Bus?
- Why Did MISD Get Electric Buses?
- How Many Students Can Ride On A Electric Bus?
- Will You Rent The Buses Out?
- What Kind Of Training Do You Need To Drive A Electric Bus?
- What Happens To A Electric Bus When You Are Done With It?
Director of Transportation Patrick Rock accepts delivery of MISD’s first electric school bus on Friday, April 21, 2023 in the transportation lot. In the photos Rock (in the middle) is speaking with Bryson sales representative Rusty Mitchell (right-wearing knit cap and holding papers in his left hand) and Bryson sales and service employee Tom McGarry (left-baseball cap and bag slung over right shoulder) who drove the bus to Mercer Island.
Electric School Buses In the News and In The Community
41st Legislative District Representative Tana Senn checked out the new electric bus with Superintendent Dr. Fred Rundle and Director Transportation Patrick Rock.
The electric bus was at the Stroum Jewish Community Center Truck Day on Thursday, May 11.
The electric bus was at the City of Mercer Island Summer Celebration Touch-A-Truck event on Saturday, July 15.