At a school near Sacramento, California, nearly 500 students in yellow “I Love the Bus” T-shirts will hear from various dignitaries about the importance of the yellow bus.
The document offers strategies for limiting students’ exposure, including ventilation and filtration, school siting decisions, anti-idling policies and school bus fleet upgrades.
John Roselli will handle sales, education and training for the school bus OEM’s growing lineup of green vehicles.
The e-Quest XL electric bus, a Starcraft body on a Ford F59 chassis, uses a Motiv electric powertrain. Motiv and Creative Bus Sales partner to launch the new bus.
Metropolitan School District of Warren Township replaces 11 older diesel buses in its fleet with the alternative-fuel buses. This is the largest deployment of propane buses in the state, officials say.
The supplier’s engine lineup meets the current EPA regulations and the second step in greenhouse gas and fuel-efficiency standards, which take effect in 2017.
Olympia CUSD now has more than a third of its buses running on propane, which officials say is lowering operating costs and yielding other benefits.
The third round of DERA rebates will go toward replacing or retrofitting 400 older diesel school buses in 35 states.
Gov. Greg Abbott cites the vital role that propane autogas plays in powering more than 2,600 school buses across Texas.
Adomani will be an authorized factory representative for Type A, C and D all-electric school buses manufactured by Canada-based GreenPower Motor Co.
At the NAPT trade show, the school bus OEM showcases its various options for engine and transmission. Also, the company plans to add a gasoline engine option in the near future, then natural gas as demand grows.
The OEM will offer a new compressed natural gas school bus, a new Cummins diesel engine and a new Eaton transmission next year.
Jubb’s Bus Service Inc. put the first propane school bus in the state into operation for the 2015-16 school year. Anne Arundel County students boarded the Blue Bird Vision Propane bus on Tuesday.
Several school bus-related projects are among those awarded grants to retrofit and replace old diesel vehicles and equipment.
Adomani Inc. and A-Z Bus Sales form an agreement to convert and maintain hybrid and all-electric school bus fleets.