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Feds propose tighter standards for emissions, fuel efficiency
June 19, 2015
The EPA and NHTSA’s jointly proposed standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles — including school buses — would cover model years 2021 to 2027.
California district chooses Trillium to build CNG station
June 18, 2015
Los Angeles Unified School District’s new station will feature 102 time-fill posts and a single fast-fill dispenser. This will be the second CNG fueling station built and operated by the company for the district.
Room for more growth in alt-fuels
June 8, 2015

In the past two years, alternative-fuel school bus sales more than doubled, and the options for alternative-fuel school buses have multiplied.

Boston Public Schools buys 86 propane buses
May 27, 2015
The district’s new Blue Bird propane school buses have a shorter 169-inch wheelbase and a 50-gallon tank to accommodate shorter runs.
Alt-fueling Equipment Offers Myriad Options for Fleet Needs
May 27, 2015

For operations that run propane or CNG school buses, suppliers can provide customized solutions for efficient and reliable fueling.

Making the Business Case for Alternative Fuels
May 22, 2015

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.

Lion Bus, NGV Motori to offer CNG school bus
May 21, 2015
The companies unveil the compressed natural gas-powered Type C bus at the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo.
Acquisition brings together 2 propane engine suppliers
May 11, 2015
Power Solutions International is purchasing Powertrain Integration. Both companies provide propane engines for school buses.
Lion's electric bus to begin delivery this fall
May 11, 2015
The eLion can travel up to 75 miles on a full charge, officials say. It will also be available in multi-function school activity and commercial applications with up to a 72 passenger capacity.
Unveiling showcases EPA grant awards for 3 Arizona districts
May 7, 2015
The event on April 16 featured two new alternative-fuel Thomas Built buses to celebrate grant awards for the upfit of 15 buses for the school districts.
EPA offers $13.5 million in clean diesel funding
May 5, 2015
A new round of grants in the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act program will be awarded for projects to reduce emissions from diesel vehicles.
Investment to support Lion Bus’ electric bus commercialization
May 5, 2015
The funds, from private equity firm XPND Capital, will help the manufacturer finalize commercialization of its eLion school bus and invest in its manufacturing activities, company officials said.
ASV expands natural gas vehicle offerings
April 24, 2015
Westport’s CNG system, currently an option on Collins Type A school buses, will also be available for Allied Specialty Vehicles’ commercial buses and emergency vehicles.
Study: School bus emission reductions can cut absences
April 22, 2015
Use of clean fuels and updated pollution control measures in school buses can result in fewer student absences, according to a university study.
ASV to offer more propane vehicles
April 15, 2015
Under a new partnership with CleanFUEL USA, Allied Specialty Vehicles will expand its alt-fuel line, which currently includes Collins propane school buses.
2 districts awarded $58K to cut school bus emissions
April 9, 2015
The grants from the Ohio EPA will go toward emission-control and idle-reduction equipment for dozens of school buses.
Georgia district receives Blue Bird propane bus
March 26, 2015
Valdosta City Schools purchased the bus as part of its plans to lessen its carbon footprint. Plans to buy 10 additional propane buses were recently presented to the board of education.
School bus fleets see fuel savings with Kinetics Hybrid
March 26, 2015
According to a case study, two school districts saw average increases of 26% to 28% miles per gallon in trials of the bolt-on electric hybrid system.
EPA awards $8 million for clean diesel projects
March 23, 2015
The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grants will fund such projects as retrofitting and replacing older school buses.
District runs more than 1,200 school buses on biodiesel
March 16, 2015
Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools’ entire bus fleet is now powered by B20 biodiesel, which has cut diesel use by 560,000 gallons per year.
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