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Steve Girardin discusses new propane Type A
July 15, 2010
The Micro Bird president says that liquid propane power has “excellent cold start capability and quiet power when needed for the steepest hills.” The Blue Bird Propane-Powered Micro Bird by Girardin is scheduled to be offered for sale starting this month, with production beginning toward the end of this year.
School Bus Contractor Has a Plan
July 6, 2010

Student Transportation Inc. head Denis Gallagher discusses his “Education Stimulus Plan,” which he says gives districts an immediate cash benefit. He also talks about the company’s recent name change and its growth.

Los Angeles district buys Thomas Built CNG units
June 24, 2010
The 130 Saf-T-Liner HDX buses will join Los Angeles Unified School District’s fleet of more than 300 alternative-fueled school buses. The district’s transportation department, which currently operates the largest CNG fleet in California, only accepts bids for buses that operate on alternative fuels.
New propane Type A unveiled
June 10, 2010
The Blue Bird Propane-Powered Micro Bird by Girardin will be offered for sale starting in July, with production beginning toward the end of this year, company officials say.
A-Z Bus Sales awarded LAUSD contract
June 10, 2010
Los Angeles district will replace its 20-plus-year-old diesel buses with CNG Blue Bird buses purchased through A-Z Bus Sales. The dealer delivered more than 235 propane buses to LAUSD and four of its contracted service providers in the past year.
Alternative Fuel Options: Spotlight on Propane and CNG
June 10, 2010

Thinking about operating buses powered by these fuels? Take into consideration the possible financial benefits, the space necessary for refueling infrastructure and what type of dispensing equipment suits the fleet, as well as employee safety and training.

Industry veteran honored for alternative-fuel efforts
May 17, 2010
Ralph Knight, transportation director for Napa (Calif.) Valley Unified School District, receives the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute’s Magic School Bus Award for implementing alternative-fuel use at his operation. The district was the first in the nation to receive Collins' Type A hybrid-electric school bus.
Student Transportation to deploy propane buses in contract renewal
April 30, 2010
Subsidiary Positive Connections has been awarded a contract renewal for a Minnesota school district that includes replacing about 20 percent of the fleet with propane-fueled buses.
Q&A With New President of Thomas Built Buses
March 22, 2010

School bus OEM appoints Kelley Platt as the successor of John O’Leary, who moved into a new role with Daimler Trucks North America. Platt played a pivotal role in Daimler’s acquisition of Thomas Built in ’98.

Blue Bird presents at Propane Engine Fuel Summit
March 17, 2010
Company officials spoke to attendees about the Propane-Powered Vision Type C school and activity bus, noting that the 77-passenger unit meets and exceeds all federal and Canadian motor vehicle safety standards and yields lower fuel, maintenance and operating costs.
Contractor Roundtable: The Current Business Climate
March 12, 2010

School bus contractors offer insights on the advantages of contracting in the current economic climate as well as the impact of state and national regulatory issues.

Collins to present at Propane Engine Fuel Summit
March 2, 2010
Kent Tyler, president of the bus manufacturer, will speak to summit attendees this Thursday about the development and production of Collins’ NexBus Propane unit, and the benefits of propane propulsion in Type A buses.
Swedish firm making fuel from forestry residues
February 5, 2010
Chemrec uses black liquor, a byproduct of the pulp and paper industry, to produce BioDME, which it touts as a renewable and cleaner alternative to diesel. The company looks to open plants in the U.S.
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.
NSTA awards Green Fleet Certification to 11 members
January 29, 2010
Open to all NSTA members in good standing, the Green Fleet Certification program has been endorsed by the EPA's Clean School Bus USA program.
David Pace Named Administrator of the Year
January 15, 2010

SBF presents the 36th award to the veteran transportation director from
Virginia, who has served as a mentor for many new people entering the field.

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.
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.
District weighs options to reduce fuel costs
November 17, 2009
A Florida district’s finance advisory committee has reportedly asked district officials and students to calculate the cost-savings of running buses with less fuel in their tanks. While the move could improve fuel efficiency, it could also reduce operational efficiency.
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....

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