Valley View rolls out first electric school bus

Valley View District 365U school bus August 2023.

Valley View School District 365U in Romeoville and Bolingbrook has added an electric bus, its first, to its regular transportation fleet.

The electric bus replaced a diesel bus that had reached its time to be rotated out of service, according to a news release from the district.

The district said it will continue to seek opportunities to add cleaner technology in providing services to students and families when it makes operational and financial sense to do so.

Diesel buses currently remain a necessity, as longer trips require a mileage range that goes beyond the capability of the current electric bus technology, according to the release.