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<p>Yuma (Ariz.) Educational Transportation Consortium, which operates 23 propane autogas buses, cut infrastructure costs by buying fuel at a bulk rate.</p>

Green School Bus

Making the Business Case for Alternative Fuels

End users say savings on propane autogas and CNG fuel and maintenance costs, along with having to perform less maintenance, help recoup the extra cost of purchasing the vehicles and installing fueling systems.

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In the past two years, alternative-fuel school bus sales more than doubled, and the options for alternative-fuel school buses have multiplied.
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Alt-fuel Vehicles, Safety Tools on Tap at NAPT Trade Show
Several alternative-fuel vehicles debuted during the show in Kansas City, Missouri, including two new CNG school buses and an all-electric bus. Also, safety-related products, such as a stop-arm violation data system and a student and vehicle tracking system, grabbed the spotlight.
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Hydrogen cell generator
The Hydro-Gen Cell hydrogen cell generator is designed to improve fuel economy on vehicles running on gasoline, diesel, propane or natural gas systems, company officials said.

Bolt-on parallel electric system
The Kinetics Hybrid, a parallel electric system that captures regenerative braking energy and reuses it on vehicle launch, bolts onto new or existing vehicles to quickly transform class 3-7 trucks into more fuel-efficient and cleaner running vehicles, company officials said.

Solar battery charger
PulseTech Products’ solar-powered solution continually charges, maintains and significantly extends the normal life cycles of 12-volt and 24-volt batteries, company officials said.

STERI-FAB Disinfecting Solution
STERI-FAB is an EPA-registered product that kills bedbugs, lice, ticks and many other insects, as well as mold, mildew and bacteria, while also disinfecting the area where it is applied.

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<p>Scott Burrows told NAPT and NASDPTS members about the car accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down and how he worked hard to regain use of his limbs. &ldquo;You can choose to be bitter, or you can choose to be better,&rdquo; he said.</p> PHOTOS: Stimulating speakers, surprises at the Richmond conferences

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VIDEO: TV spot on district's electric school buses

Public television program MotorWeek features Gilroy (Calif.) Unified School District and its electric school bus project. The district worked with Adomani Inc. to convert a diesel bus to electric and to install solar panels to help charge the bus.

VIDEO: District cuts costs with propane buses

Assistant Superintendent Dr. Jerry Bartee, Omaha (Neb.) Public Schools, explains how the district’s 435 Blue Bird Vision propane school buses make economic sense, in addition to providing reliability on cold weather days. A ROUSH CleanTech case study shows how the buses have saved nearly 50% per gallon on fuel costs and cut emissions.

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