News - Sauk Valley

Electric buses weathered Amboy superintendent’s scrutiny, now school district is getting two

Lion Electric, a bus manufacturer whose Joliet plant just came on line, helped district with grant application process

School bus parking lot adjacent to the former Amboy Junior High School in Amboy on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022. An electric bus charging station will be installed at the lot for the two electric buses Amboy Community Unit District will get via a $790,000 federal grant.
An all electric school bus sits on display during a press conference and interactive tour of the Lion Electric vehicle manufacturing facility. Monday, Mar. 21, 2022, in Joliet.

Grant process

Debra Shore, Regional Administrator for U.S. EPA Region 5, is first to board a test drive of an all electric bus during a press conference an interactive tour of the Lion Electric vehicle manufacturing facility. Monday, Mar. 21, 2022, in Joliet.

Pulling power

Savings and air quality

Troy Taylor

Troy E. Taylor

Was named editor for Saukvalley.com and the Gazette and Telegraph in 2021. An Illinois native, he has been a reporter or editor in daily newspapers since 1989.