Jackie Hayes, Assistant Director of Contract Operations and Fleet, joined the Boston Public Schools Department of Transportation in 2020 to improve strategic management of Boston’s transportation vendor, who oversees school bus operations and maintenance. Boston owns a fleet of over 700 buses across three yards, which transports 2,100 students each day to 225 schools, inside and outside of Boston. Jackie is leading electrification of Boston’s school bus fleet. Boston successfully deployed a pilot with 20 electric buses in the winter of 2023.