“Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” could be the theme of the first-ever hydraulic hybrid school bus. Georgia Tech was able to create the bus using a $50,000 grant from the Ford College Community Challenge Grant. The new hybrid school bus runs on recycled biofuel. Now that’s education in action! The Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, funded by the Ford Motor Company, promotes safe driving and community driven projects throughout the United States.
“Together with Georgia Tech and Atlanta Public Schools, we are taking innovation from the classroom to the community,” said Jim Vella, President, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. “This is a noteworthy example of the types of programs we are bringing to Atlanta as part of our new Operation Goodwill partnership with local Ford and Lincoln dealers with the goal of expanding our engagement with this community.”
The program converts school buses already in existence to the hydraulic hybrid school buses. The goal is to save school districts money on fuel, and creating cleaner air for future generations.