Vermont Electric Bus Pilot Program participants announced

BARRE, Vt. (WCAX) Students who will take a ride to school on an electric bus were chosen Thursday.

Three Vermont school districts and one transit agency from Washington, Chittenden, Franklin and Rutland counties will be rolling out the green buses as part of a pilot program.

Barre Unified Union School District, Champlain Valley School District, Franklin West Supervisory Union and Marble Valley Regional Transit District were all picked.

The goal is to study the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of electric buses over a two-year period.

This pilot is one of the first programs in the state using money from the Volkswagen diesel deception settlement.