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Propane bus endures winter testing
January 29, 2010
School districts in Minnesota try out Blue Bird’s Propane-Powered Vision to see how it performs in frigid weather.
IC Bus in search of America’s Greenest School
January 19, 2010
For the manufacturer’s second annual contest, students are encouraged to convey their visions for how they would make their schools more environmentally friendly. The school of the winning entrant will receive a hybrid school bus from IC, a “green” audit and $20,000 for green initiatives.
Cummins receives EPA certification for 2010 engines
January 8, 2010
Several of the company’s heavy- and medium-duty engines, including the ISB6.7 and ISC8.3, which are used for school bus applications, meet the agency’s near-zero emissions level requirement. Cummins has utilized selective catalytic reduction technology to meet the EPA’s 2010 standards.
Texas agency gets $3.1M for alternative-fuel efforts
December 29, 2009
The Railroad Commission of Texas will use the funds to add 258 propane-powered school buses and 24 support vehicles to 19 public fleets. The grant will also fund upgrades to 19 refueling sites for the fleets to accommodate advances in propane vehicle technology.
Thomas Built gets first order for SCR-equipped HDX buses
December 18, 2009
Fifty-nine of the manufacturer’s Saf-T-Liner HDX school buses featuring selective catalytic reduction technology will be delivered to a Maryland school district in June and July 2010.
Blue Bird launches online propane calculator
December 11, 2009
The calculator is tooled specifically for the bus market and evaluates the average annual cost of the Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision school bus.
First 2010 emissions-compliant IC buses delivered
December 8, 2009
A Mississippi district receives 28 IC Bus CE Series school buses equipped with EPA-certified MaxxForce DT Advanced EGR engines from Navistar.
Freightliner reduces carbon footprint with “green” efforts
November 10, 2009
The chassis manufacturer began participating in the Zero Waste to Landfill program in 2007 and became 100 percent landfill waste-free last month. Employees have also implemented recycling programs, and the company has produced several alternative-fueled chassis in recent years.
School bus operations report benefits of biodiesel
October 19, 2009
The National Biodiesel Board says that operations across the country are running their buses on the fuel and are seeing a reduction in operating costs, strong fuel performance and environmental benefits....
EPA offers $32M in clean diesel funding
October 13, 2009
Replacing or retrofitting older school buses to reduce emissions are among the eligible uses of the funds. The RFP closes Dec. 8....
New Thomas Built hybrid shown at Arizona dealership
October 1, 2009

PHOENIX — School district officials throughout the state had an opportunity to view and test drive Thomas Built Buses’ new Saf-T-Liner C2e hybrid scho...

Collins to offer propane-powered Type A
October 1, 2009

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Collins Bus Corp. has entered into an exclusive agreement with CleanFUEL USA to develop the first Type A school bus to operate on a...

Adopt-A-Watt provides bus stop lights, green project funds
October 1, 2009

TAYLOR, Mich. — As approved by a unanimous vote by the Board of Education in July, Taylor School District will acquire solar school bus stop lights th...

Propane grants will fund buying of 245 buses
September 7, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $12.6 million to the Railroad Commission of Texas, the state’s energy agency, for the ...

Collins to offer propane-powered Type A school bus
September 2, 2009
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Collins Bus Corp. has entered into an exclusive agreement with CleanFUEL USA to develop the first Type A school bus to operate on ...
Propane Vision will continue after GM engine plant shutdown
September 1, 2009
FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird will continue to offer its Propane-Powered Vision after the closure of a GM engine plant.

The school bus manufacture...

EPA awards $2.5M to NSTA for Midwest projects
September 1, 2009

CHICAGO — EPA Region 5 has awarded approximately $2.5 million to the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) to replace older school buses ...

Propane grants will fund purchase of 245 buses
August 27, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas — On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the award of $12.6 million to the Railroad Commission of Texas, the state...
Teen heads successful campaign for clean school buses
August 24, 2009
PITTSBURGH — Peter Bartholomew, an incoming Pittsburgh Public Schools high school student, is campaigning for cleaner school buses.

Bartholome...

Durham takes delivery of hybrid-electric school bus
August 18, 2009
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Durham School Services has received the first of its two NEXBUS hybrid-electric school buses from Collins Bus Corp.

The f...

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