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

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

$40 million 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. 

“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

“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

Below are the Arizona recipients: 

School District NameNumber of Electric Buses Funded
Clarkdale-Jerome School District  1  
Sanders Unified School District  2  
Blue Ridge Unified School District  0 (0 electric, 1 propane)  
Roosevelt School District  1  
Phoenix Elementary School District  6  
Creighton Elementary School District  2  
Laveen Elementary School District  5  
Union Elementary School District 2  
Tolleson Union High School District  15  
Yuma Union High School District 0 (0 electric, 6 propane)  
Agua Fria Union High School District  6  
Crane Elementary School District 1  
Tempe Elementary School District  14  
Chinle Unified School District  15  
Phoenix Union High School District 
Casa Grande Elementary School District  4  
Bonita Elementary School District  1  
Flagstaff Unified School District  2  
Coolidge Unified School District  1  
Joseph City United School District  1  
Osborn Elementary District  6  
Flowing Wells Unified School District   1  
Tucson Elementary School District   10  
Liberty Elementary School District  13  
Roosevelt Elementary School District  1  

Kelly and Sinema’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 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.