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State directors' paper addresses bus emissions
April 1, 2004

THE PLAINS, Va. — The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) recommends that school districts evalu...

Bush adds $60 million to Clean School Bus USA
March 1, 2004

PITTSBURGH — The Bush administration said it will commit an additional $60 million in the 2005 federal budget to Clean School Bus USA, a program for r...

Biodiesel Putting Down Roots in School Bus Market
February 1, 2004

You can have a cleaner fleet tomorrow. So goes the marketing push for biodiesel, an alternative fuel that promises emissions reductions, local economi...

17 projects tabbed for ‘Clean School Bus’ grants
December 1, 2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will fund 17 projects to help reduce pollution, mainly by replacing older school ...

Loving pigs and clean air
November 1, 2003

My youngest daughter, DeDe, loves pigs. I’m not exactly sure why, she just does. Always has. DeDe loves pigs so much that she stopped eating pork and ...

Pioneering school district honored for converting fleet to biodiesel
October 1, 2003

LITTLETON, Colo. — Jerry Ryan, transportation services manager at Littleton Public Schools (LPS), made a big decision in 1996 after attending a clean ...

With friends like these, who needs enemies?
November 1, 2002

The EPA offered strong evidence recently of its support for the rhetoric offered by environmental advocates on the tenuous link between air quality an...

The New Face of CNG
November 1, 2002

Alternative fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG) are not new to the school bus industry. But they are new to the small school bus segment. Requi...

Late-breaking news from the pupil transportation industry
November 1, 2002

EPA calls for cleaner buses

DALLAS — EPA Administrator Christine Whitman has unveiled an initiative to clean up the air inside ...

Emissions deadline looms for some engine makers
September 1, 2002

New emission-reducing plumbing is coming to engines in the school bus industry, but not at the same speed as heavy-duty markets such as over-the-road ...

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
March 1, 2002

'GMA' broadcasts report on school bus diesel exhaust

NEW YORK — On Feb. 7, ABC’s “Good Morning America” broadcast a r...

New York Program Targets Pollution
March 1, 2002

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has launched a $23 million program to reduce harmful vehicle emissions in four New York City boroughs. The PowerNo...

Exhaust Studies:Just Hot Air?
March 1, 2002

In the span of a week, the results of two major studies on school bus emissions were released and drew national attention. Both the Union of Concerned...

Another Assault on School Bus Exhaust
March 1, 2002

A report by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) suggests that most states are doing a fair to poor job of controlling emissions of hazardous diese...

Safe passage includes curbing unseen dangers
March 1, 2002

For the second year in a row, the school bus industry has been put on the defensive by nationally publicized research suggesting that school buses spe...

Passengers to Be Monitored for Pollutant Levels
February 1, 2002

Connecticut’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced a pilot program to study the air quality on school buses, in passenger loadin...

Electric School Bus Hits the Road
January 1, 2002

The Mid-Del Technology Center in Oklahoma City has received an electric school bus from Solectria Corp. of Woburn, Mass. The bus will be used to trans...

Diesel exhaust ‘study’ emits a barnyard odor
March 1, 2001

Those of you who know me are aware that I have a low tolerance for the manure of a certain farm animal. That’s why I’m so aggravated by a study that a...

Harvard researchers compare diesel fuel and natural gas
March 1, 2000

In a head-to-head comparison of diesel fuel vs. natural gas in heavy trucks, the Harvard Center for Risk Analysis found, as you might expect, advantages and disadvantages for each fuel, depending on the criteria.

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