The technology is proven, and the buses offer cheaper operating costs as well as zero emissions. Still, with scarce funding in many states and extremely cold winter temperatures, will the vehicles gain traction in the school transportation market?
Orders can now be placed for Thomas Built’s first Type C school bus powered by compressed natural gas. Production is expected to begin next month.
The new school buses will also run on propane and will include onboard video surveillance and GPS.
Bibb County (Ga.) School District adds 22 Blue Bird Propane Vision buses to its 31 units after seeing benefits such as less maintenance and lower costs.
Wayne Township’s new propane-powered Blue Bird buses are funded in part by a $45,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Energy Development.
Insights on fuel options, practical ideas for Wi-Fi on school buses, and an inspiring Olympian were among the standouts at the Canadian Pupil Transportation Conference.
The 43rd Annual Montgomery-Bucks School Bus Safety Competition in Pennsylvania will use the alternative-fuel buses for the first time.
Canyon State Bus Sales’ new 27,500-square-foot facility enables the Blue Bird dealer to increase its staff by 15% immediately.
The Petro Vend 100 (PV100) is a stand-alone, pedestal-mounted fuel control system that is designed for use by small or mid-size fleet operators that require one- or two-hose control at their unattended fueling sites.
The competition is open to any kind of photo related to school transportation. Three winners will receive a $100 cash prize.
Now 85% of Kyrene School District’s school bus fleet is composed of Blue Bird Vision Propane models.
INLINE 7, a wired and wireless datalink adapter, offers Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity while also providing traditional wired functionality via USB.
The ThermoCall app now offers drivers the convenience of preheating their engine from a mobile phone, which can reduce idling and extend engine life, company officials said.
The new Blue Bird Vision Propane bus is expected to lower Grace School District’s operating costs while reducing environmental impact.
The second edition of School Bus eXchange brings school bus operators and suppliers to Colorado to share solutions for key issues facing the industry.