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Alternative fuel conference to be held in Las Vegas
January 7, 2008
LAS VEGAS — The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute has announced details for its 2008 Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference and Expo.

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EPA awards grant to Tennessee environmental agency for bus retrofits
January 2, 2008
GALLATIN, Tenn. — The Southeast Diesel Collaborative recently presented the Tennessee Department of Education and Conservation with funds to ins...
EPA, Scholastic Inc. promote clean school buses
January 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The EPA and Scholastic Inc. have partnered to educate children about clean air and to promote environmentally-friendly school buses...

Green Movement Keeps Sprouting Up
October 1, 2007

With the EPA requirements of emissions limits for 2007 engines and conversion to ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD), the pupil transportation industry is ...

Navistar wins award for hybrid development
October 1, 2007

PASADENA, Calif. — Navistar International Corp. won the 2007 Blue Sky Award for its role in developing diesel-hybrid technology.

The award is pres...

Product Highlights
September 1, 2007

New series of fuel-operated heaters introduced
The Hydronic M Series has been added to Espar Heater Systems’ product line. These fuel-ope...

SBF Web seminar attracts 300 viewers
August 1, 2007

TORRANCE, Calif.SCHOOL BUS FLEET presented a live Web seminar on July 12 about the future of hybrid diesel-electric buses in pupil tr...

Yellow buses are green
July 1, 2007

I haven't seen Al Gore's documentary An Inconvenient Truth, but I generally agree with the notion that climate change caused by human beings co...

Propane Bus Offers Appealing Alternative
June 1, 2007

Blue Bird’s new propane-powered Vision Type C aims to decrease emissions while improving fuel economy and performance in alternative-fuel vehicles.

Pioneering Plug-In Hybrids
June 1, 2007

Pupil transporters across the country are taking delivery of the first wave of plug-in hybrid school buses. Officials involved with the project expect significant reductions in fuel use, emissions and even brake wear.

Group plugs hybrid technology for small buses
April 1, 2007

Following the launch of IC Corporation’s hybrid Type C school bus last year, a new group is pushing hybrid technology for smaller buses.

Greener Fuel-Procurement Solutions
March 1, 2007

The rising cost of crude oil is affecting us all, where it hurts most — our pocketbooks. As such, transportation managers are exploring ways to defray...

Hybrid school bus unveiled at New York conference
August 1, 2006

A hybrid school bus manufactured by IC Corp. and Enova Systems Inc. was unveiled in early July at the New York Association for Pupil Transportation conference and trade show.

2005 Clean School Bus USA Grants
April 1, 2006

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded grants totaling $7.5 million to reduce school bus emissions.

Fleet Facts About Diesel Particulate Filters
March 1, 2006

What you need to know about these emission-control devices, which are being retrofitted into thousands of school buses and will be installed in all 2007 diesel models.

How I Grew to Love Biodiesel
March 1, 2006

In the fall of 2003, I was approached by Bloomington Transit and Indiana University to participate in a pilot program using B20 (20 percent soy biodiesel, 80 percent petroleum diesel).

California bus fleet tests diesel emissions technology
March 1, 2005

CLOVIS, Calif. — The San Joaquin Valley in central California has some of the worst air pollution in the country. Clovis Unified School Distric...

What You Need to Know About Diesel Retrofit Equipment
February 1, 2005

The tailpipe emissions of school buses have been attracting greater attention each passing year. Advocacy groups have targeted school buses because of...

Bio-based fuel gets high marks at Pennsylvania school district
February 1, 2005

NEW OXFORD, Pa. — Conewago Valley School District (CVSD), in conjunction with Aero Energy and Soy Energy, has implemented the first voluntary clean sc...

EPA releases new video on school bus idling reduction
November 1, 2004

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new video was released to help school bus operators reduce idling time with their vehicles.

The Environmental Protection Agen...

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