El Monte Union High School District

Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project

Partnering with us for a better tomorrow:

  • California Air Resources Board
  • A-Z Bus Sales
  • Greenlots, a member of the Shell Group
  • Engie North America Inc.
  • University of California at Riverside College of Engineering-Center for Environmental Research and Technology
  • Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA)
  • San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps
  • Fehr & Peers
  • VMA Communications, Inc.
  • Papé Material Handling

Project Description

The Clean Mobility in Schools Pilot Project is a new, two-year sustainability initiative that, under California Climate Investments (CCI), aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen the economy and improve public health and the environment.

El Monte Union High School District plans to replace diesel and gasoline vehicle usage with battery/electric; convert our existing Level 2 workplace chargers with our solar system; add new buses to service, reducing the pressure placed on families to find alternative ways for their children to get to school; and more holistic plans for multi-modal travel into and out of the schools.

The project also incorporates a large communications and training initiative, allowing us to spread the news of the project and its success within our community and throughout the world. The workforce training part of this project is significant, as the District will be shaping the minds of our students as well as those who seek placement services in our community—building awareness of zero-emission transportation and creating workforce pathways.

Community Benefits

This project will take diesel and gasoline vehicles off the road and replace them with clean zero-emission vehicles. This project will increase transportation access for students, reducing pressure placed on working families in the community to find alternative ways to get their children to school. Lastly, the workforce training and development this project will be deploying will help train a new generation of leaders in electric vehicle and advanced energy technologies.

School Mobility & Active Transportation Plan

The El Monte Union High School District is working with school sites to develop the School Mobility & Active Transportation Plan, which will focus on how students and staff get to school, generating project ideas that will make it safer, more comfortable and more fun to walk, bike or take other types of low-emissions transportation to school.

The active transportation plan may also generate ideas that address pick-up/drop-off traffic, parking or other key issues identified by school sites.

The School Mobility & Active Transportation Plan will be developed during the 2020–2021 Academic School Year.