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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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New Thomas Built CEO Discusses New CNG Bus, Plant Expansion
Caley Edgerly takes the helm as the school bus OEM launches another alternative-fuel option and works to increase plant production by 25%.
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.
<p>A Micro Bird propane autogas school bus drops off students in Florida. School bus operations have been reporting significant fuel and maintenance savings with propane.</p> State Funding, Fuel Savings Drive Propane Bus Adoption in Florida
With reduced operating costs and a rebate program for propane autogas vehicles, Florida school districts are tapping the alternative fuel as an economical and environmental solution. Broward County recently added 98 propane school buses to its fleet.
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<p>The Congress gathered at the Holiday Inn Des Moines Airport/Conference Center, conveniently located just across the street from the airport. <font size="1">Photo by Max Christensen.</font></p> PHOTOS: Highlights from NCST

The 16th National Congress on School Transportation, held in Des Moines, Iowa, last week, was the... Visit photo gallery

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