From a global pandemic that continues to ebb and flow, to major disruptions to energy and food supplies, and the re-ordering of urban spaces, cities went through a lot in 2021-2022. But as always, communities continue to innovate and find new ways forward. WRI Ross Center is building broader...
Geography: United States
- Press Release
Albany, NY (April 7, 2022) — Today an agreement was reached on New York’s annual State Budget. When passed, the budget will enact a nation-leading commitment for New York to achieve the first fully zero emission statewide school bus fleet in the country.
- projectEnabling solutions for low-cost, equitable and clean EV public charging networks in cities globally.
To enable mass electric vehicle (EV) adoption, public charging access must be equitably distributed to support all drivers. For drivers who lack access to dedicated off-street parking or are unable to charge where they park, making the switch to an EV is not yet a logical choice.
Efforts to reduce transportation emissions through electrification can accelerate their impact by focusing on intensively used vehicles. Vehicles driven on ride-hailing platforms such as Uber and Lyft are intensively used, and their distinct charging patterns can support the development of...
The COVID-19 pandemic has had devastating impacts on cities – putting unprecedented pressure on municipal budgets and public services, exacerbating inequalities and revealing their extreme fragility to shocks. At the same time, cities offer among the most promising opportunities to build back...
- Senior Manager, eMobility Strategy and Manufacturing Engagement
Stephanie Ly is the Senior Manager, eMobility Strategy and Manufacturing Engagement, at WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. She leads the manufacturing and supply chain work under the Electric School Bus Initiative, which aims to electrify all U.S. school buses by 2030. Stephanie also...
- Senior Manager, School District E-Mobility Technical Assistance, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable CitiesGlobal
Brittany Barrett is the Senior Manager, School District E-Mobility Technical Assistance at WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. She works to help bring together people and resources to facilitate the nationwide transition of all school buses from diesel to electric.
Prior to joining...
- Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC (July 8, 2021) — World Resources Institute is pleased to welcome Sue Gander as the Director of the Electric School Bus Initiative, which is working to help fully electrify the nation’s fleet of 48