Emission-control technology offers low-maintenance solutions
Diesel particulate filters, mufflers and engine pre-heaters help school bus operators keep the air in and around their vehicles clean with minimal maintenance required. Technology upgrades now allow for optimal operation and pre-programmable engine pre-heating in even lower temperatures.
Alt-fuel school bus options are growing
Manufacturers are meeting the demand for clean-burning, money-saving yellow buses by offering more powered by propane autogas and compressed natural gas, as well as all-electric units. Here’s a look at some of the school buses in development, on the market and in service at operations.
Parkway launches CNG bus project with $1.5M grant
After securing federal highway funds, the Missouri school district buys 30 compressed
natural gas buses and builds a fast-fill fueling station. Here’s a look at how Parkway won the grant and what it expects with the new buses — including savings in fuel and maintenance costs.