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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....
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.

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...

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 ...

California districts receive $46M for air quality measures
July 15, 2009
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. — The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) last week awarded nearly $43 million to help Southern California school ...
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...
Navistar to develop hybrid with engine-off mode
April 20, 2009
WARRENVILLE, Ill. — The IC Bus plug-in hybrid school bus will be further developed into a vehicle capable of all-electric drive for extended periods,...
Lawmakers propose bill to increase use of natural gas
April 7, 2009
On April 1, Rep. Dan Boren (Okla.), Rep. John Larson (Conn.), Rep. John Sullivan (Okla.), and energy executive T. Boone Pickens announced legislation to expand the use of natural gas as an alternative to conventional transportation fuel.
STA leases yard for alternative-fuel buses in Southern California
March 3, 2009
WALL, N.J. — Student Transportation of America Ltd. (STA) has leased an approximately two-acre industrial yard in North Hollywood, Calif., that will ...
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute releases conference details
January 28, 2009
LAS VEGAS — The Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Conference and Expo 2009 will be held in Orlando, Fla., from April 19 to 22.

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Los Angeles district contracts alt. fuel buses for special-ed students
December 1, 2008
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education awarded a contract for 140 new alternative fuel buses for the 2009-1...
IC Bus hybrid units qualify for tax credit
November 12, 2008
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently added 10 IC Bus hybrid units to a list of vehicles that qualify for the Alternative Fuel Motor Vehicle Credit enacted by the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Propane industry offers updated fleet cost calculator
November 5, 2008
The propane industry recently launched the latest version of a fleet cost calculator designed to help fleet managers make a business case for operating propane-powered vehicles.
Can all-electric bus go the distance?
September 1, 2008

GOLDEN, Colo. — As the major school bus OEMs work toward providing more hybrid and propane buses, a new player is looking to break into the market wit...

Alabama governor endorses biodiesel grant program
August 20, 2008
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Gov. Bob Riley recently urged school districts to apply for a new grant that will assist in covering the cost of switching to B20 ...

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