Diesel Pollution from NYC School Buses
Professor Kevin Cromar, director of Marron's Air Quality program, recently spoke at a community event organized by the New York League of Conservation Voters at Brooklyn Borough Hall with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams along with representatives from WE ACT, Resilient Red Hook and US PIRG. Participants discussed transitioning from diesel to electric school buses in New York. Cromar pointed out that, while diesel school buses don't make up a large enough fraction of total mobile source emissions to impact city-wide pollution levels, diesel buses do contribute a sizable fraction of the total pollution exposures for children riding the bus. Cromar suggested that transitioning to cleaner school buses in New York City will deliver clinically relevant improvements for children riding these buses, particularly for those with existing respiratory conditions.