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Q&A: Dirk Kempthorne Goes Yellow
October 2, 2009

The former senator, governor and secretary of the Interior is a high-profile fan of the school bus industry. Here Kempthorne, who will address the NAPT this fall, discusses budgets, energy and politics in an exclusive interview.

What’s New in the Top 100?
October 1, 2009

New developments related to several of this year's largest school districts.

EPA approves NSTA ‘green’ certification program
September 9, 2009
WASHINGTON — Senior EPA officials have approved the National School Transportation Association’s (NSTA) “Go Yellow, Go Green” fleet certification pro...
Keeping NSTA on Track
August 19, 2009

Donald Fowler brings his decades of experience in school bus contracting to the national stage as he becomes president of NSTA. He sees challenges for the industry but is committed to taking them on.

Michigan environmental agency awarded EPA grant
August 3, 2009
GRAND LEDGE, Mich. — Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities (GLACC) has been awarded a $1.07 million grant from the EPA to reduce school bus emissions in ...
EPA awards $2.4M to NSTA for Midwest projects
July 29, 2009
CHICAGO — EPA Region 5 has awarded more than $2.4 million to the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) to replace older school buses and ...
South Carolina earns $500K in EPA funds
July 8, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — South Carolina is getting a $553,918 grant to help reduce the amount of pollution created by diesel school buses, the U.S. EPA ann...
Oregon governor approves bus retrofit, replacement bill
June 29, 2009
SALEM, Ore. — Gov. Ted Kulongoski has signed into law a bill that will require all diesel school buses in the state to meet the EPA’s 2007 emissions ...
Alternative fuels event to highlight school bus fleet case studies
June 9, 2009
HUMBLE, Texas — The 2009 Advancing the Choice Conference will be held here on June 24 at the Humble Civic Center, hosted by the Houston-Galveston Are...
Texas agency requests funding for propane school buses
June 8, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Railroad Commission (TRC) is competing for two federal grants for alternative-fueled vehicles to help school districts sta...
NSTA pools applicants for $9.5 million in EPA grants
May 20, 2009
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) has submitted applications on behalf of 13 of its member companies for EPA gr...
Cummins to hold diesel exhaust fluid Web seminar
May 8, 2009
Cummins Filtration is presenting a Web seminar on diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) and its role in 2010 SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) engines.

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Kentucky districts receive Clean School Bus funding
April 24, 2009
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Six school districts in Kentucky will share nearly $200,000 in funding to reduce emissions from their school buses.

Kentucky F...

EPA awards grant for St. Louis bus retrofit project
April 7, 2009
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — EPA Region 7 recently presented a $454,849 grant to Grace Hill Settlement House to fund the St. Louis School Bus Retrofit program...
EPA calls for stimulus funding applicants
March 26, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Requests for applications (RFAs) are now available for a new clean-diesel funding campaign through the EPA.

The American Rec...

Stimulus includes $300 million for clean diesel
February 18, 2009
DENVER — The economic stimulus package signed by President Obama here on Tuesday contains potential funding for reducing school bus emissions and imp...
Lawmakers approve funding for diesel programs
June 19, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On June 11, the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee approved the Fiscal Year 2009 funding bill for the EPA that includes a ...
NSTA releases annual convention details
June 18, 2008
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) has released details about its 2008 International School Bus Driver Safety Co...
EPA awards grant for District of Columbia school buses
May 5, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The EPA has awarded a $224,540 grant to the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) as part of its Clean School Bus USA prog...
Yellow buses touted as green way to school
April 22, 2008
In conjunction with Earth Week, pupil transportation industry officials launched a drive to reduce carbon emissions by getting more students to ride ...

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