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California agency designates $19M for hybrid vehicle voucher program
February 22, 2011
Under the California Air Resources Board’s Hybrid Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Program, public and private fleets statewide can reserve a voucher for up to $40,000 for fuel-efficient hybrid medium- and heavy-duty vehicles through a participating dealership when the vehicle is ordered. The voucher will be redeemed at the time of purchase.
Eaton system available for IC Bus hybrid
February 15, 2011
Eaton Corp. worked with IC Bus to specially design its hybrid system for school bus deployment. The hybrid bus combines the MaxxForce DT engine with an electric motor that has a peak power output of 44 kilowatt.
After the Storm: Rebuilding the Bus Plant
February 8, 2011

When a microburst inflicted heavy damage on Collins Bus Corp.’s manufacturing facility, employees pulled together to keep bus production rolling throughout the repair process.

Allison Transmission to co-sponsor renewable technology event
November 29, 2010
Emerging Technology Day will be held in May 2011 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) as part of the IMS’s 100th Anniversary Indy 500 celebration. It will feature competitions for university students to build plug-in hybrid vehicles and solar-powered cars, and participate in an electric-powered kart race.
Los Angeles district opens new CNG fueling facility
November 11, 2010
The facility will support 317 school buses powered by the alternative fuel. It is the latest effort from the district to operate environmentally-friendly buses; it is also replacing older buses with hybrid units and buses powered by biodiesel and propane.
Propane Type A buses delivered to Oregon district
November 4, 2010
Portland Public Schools is running five NexBus units from Collins Bus Corp. that are powered by the alternative fuel. The manufacturer says that the buses exhibit excellent cold-weather starting and have a range of 300 miles.
Survey: Propane, hybrid use grows among district bus fleets
October 28, 2010
Finding is among the results of SBF’s School District Survey, which also shows an increase in budget cutbacks for busing and more districts reporting driver shortage.
Riteway Bus honored for clean air efforts
October 19, 2010
The school bus contractor receives the 2010 Taking Action for Asthma Award from the Wisconsin Asthma Coalition for such practices as establishing an idle reduction program and outfitting buses with emission control equipment. In other news, the company purchases Go Airport Connection, which provides airport shuttle services.
What's New in the Top 100?
October 5, 2010

Recent developments related to six of this year's largest school district fleets in the nation.

Kentucky districts take delivery of Thomas Built hybrids
September 20, 2010
Twenty Saf-T-Liner C2e hybrid school buses are being sent to 13 districts, with the last delivery scheduled for Oct. 15. The buses were purchased through a $12.9 million American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant to the state, which will allow for the replacement of up to 200 of its oldest buses throughout the next school year.
What's New in the Top 50
July 1, 2010

Recent developments with several of this year's largest school bus contractor companies.

Navistar, Enova announce deployment of 16 hybrid buses
June 1, 2010
Sixteen hybrid school buses will be put into service at several school districts. This deployment represents the initial large-scale utilization of U.S. Department of Energy grants for clean school buses.
Winner named in first Canada's Greenest School contest
May 20, 2010
An essay from Burnaby (British Columbia) North Secondary student Jennifer H. wins the most votes, earning the school a hybrid school bus from IC Bus and Jennifer a $3,000 scholarship.
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.
Interest in Thomas Built hybrid bus grows
April 1, 2010
The school bus manufacturer reports that it has received more than three dozen orders for its new Saf-T-Liner C2e diesel-electric hybrid bus. A Texas school district is one operation that recently added 25 units to its fleet. Thomas Built says the C2e can reduce emissions and improve fuel economy by 30 percent or more.
Finalists named in America’s Greenest School contest
March 25, 2010
Schools in New York, California, Kentucky, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts and Ohio made the list. The public has until April 2 to vote for the school that they believe is most deserving of the title.
Durham takes delivery of hybrid-electric school bus
August 18, 2009
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Durham School Services has received the first of its two NEXBUS hybrid-electric school buses from Collins Bus Corp.

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New Thomas Built hybrid to be shown at Arizona dealership
August 12, 2009
PHOENIX — School district officials throughout the state will have an opportunity to view and test drive Thomas Built Buses’ new Saf-T-Liner C2e hybr...
Collins completes first hybrid Type A school bus
July 29, 2009
SOUTH HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Collins Bus Corp. has completed the manufacture of its first NEXBUS hybrid-electric school bus. The Type A bus is built on a...
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...

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