NPR’s Journeys of Discovery Visits Missouri Northeast: Rural Missouri School District Leads the Charge with Electric School Bus

Missouri Northeast is a great place for companies that are looking to grow, make, move, or connect. The region is so unique and innovative that it piqued the interest of award-winning NPR podcast host Tom Wilmer. He recently visited Missouri Northeast to see for himself what the region has to offer.

In this week’s episode, Tom sits down in Edina, Missouri, at the Knox County R-1 School District offices for a conversation with the Superintendent and local students.

They share insights on the school’s new electric school bus and the process of repurposing the school’s old diesel bus as the new home of their on-campus Coffee Café.

 Andy Turgeon, Superintendent of Knox County R-1 School District:

“This year the word’s gotten out, people have come and seen our electric bus and this year there’s 10 grants that got approved in the state of Missouri for electric buses so next year quite possibly we’ll have 12 electric buses in the state of Missouri.

Tom Wilmer, Journeys of Discovery Podcast Host:

“And at some point, you’ll have a 100% electric fleet of your own?”

Andy Turgeon, Superintendent of Knox County R-1 School District:

“Yes, our goal someday would be to be 100% electric.”

Check out the full conversation on the Journeys of Discovery podcast here, and stay tuned for more coverage of Tom’s visit to Missouri Northeast.

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