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Thomas Built to offer CNG Type C school bus
November 17, 2014
A compressed natural gas model of the Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 is slated to go into production in early 2016. It will be powered by a Cummins Westport ISB6.7 G engine.
Missouri school district awarded for CNG fleet
November 13, 2014
Lee’s Summit R-7 School District is recognized by NGVAmerica for its use of compressed natural gas for its school buses.
IC Bus showcases propane bus at NAPT
November 10, 2014
The manufacturer features its new CE Series school bus with the Power Solutions International 8.8-liter LP propane engine. The bus will be available for order for the 2015-16 school year.
Collins Bus, Westport to display new CNG school bus
November 6, 2014
The NEXBUS Type A bus powered by compressed natural gas will be exhibited at the NAPT trade show next week.
Nonprofit helps district add propane buses, save money
November 6, 2014
Clean Fuels Ohio helped Pike-Delta-York Schools obtain funding to buy three propane buses and build a propane fueling station. The district is seeing annual reductions in fuel and operating costs.
2 school districts among winners of Green Fleet Award
November 4, 2014
Houston Independent School District in Texas and Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania are honored for use of alternative fuels and other green initiatives.
Oregon fleet sees success with propane in cold weather
November 3, 2014
Bend-La Pine Schools has replaced aging diesel buses with 53 propane Type C school buses, which officials say average 95% reliability.
Maine district replaces 31 diesel buses with propane
October 30, 2014
Sanford School Department switched to Blue Bird Propane Vision buses because of a short return on investment, ease of fueling, low infrastructure cost and reduced emissions compared to diesel fuel, officials say.
New apps estimate cost savings with propane
October 24, 2014
The Propane Education & Research Council’s calculator tools compare propane costs to those of conventional fuels like gasoline and diesel.
Clean Energy launches natural gas vapor barrier system
October 22, 2014
The NGV Easy Bay utilizes an industrial curtain designed for quick, cost-efficient installation and operation. It can accommodate a single bay isolation project or divide a building into multiple bays for servicing or storing multiple vehicles.
Application period opens for EPA school bus rebate program
October 16, 2014
In this year’s program, the U.S. EPA is offering about $3 million in rebates for purchases to replace older diesel school buses.
NGVAmerica names new president
October 14, 2014
Matthew Godlewski takes the helm of Natural Gas Vehicles for America at a time when the use of natural gas in transportation is seeing exponential growth, officials say.
Campaign raises $100K for electric school bus conversion
September 30, 2014
With a “crowdfunding” drive, ADOMANI raises funds that will go toward converting a diesel bus to an all-electric bus for Stockton (Calif.) Unified School District. The vehicle will likely be a 50-passenger Type D school bus similar to two other buses that the company has converted to electric.
Jim Reynolds to lead green vehicle tech company
September 23, 2014
Reynolds, the former CEO of A-Z Bus Sales, will now serve as president and CEO of ADOMANI Inc., which converts gas or diesel vehicles to all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles. One of the company’s recent conversions is an all-electric school bus at Gilroy (Calif.) Unified School District.
Southland Transportation buys 101 Blue Bird propane buses
September 18, 2014
The Canadian school bus contractor adds the large order of Propane Vision units to its existing propane autogas school bus fleet. Southland Transportation VP Tom Jezersek estimates that each propane bus saves about $500 in basic maintenance costs annually.
Superintendent cites benefits of natural gas school buses
September 11, 2014
Lee’s Summit (Mo.) R-7 School District has launched an initiative to transition its fleet over the next 10 years to buses powered by natural gas. Here, Superintendent Dr. David McGehee shares details on the plan, including a projection of cutting transportation costs by about $10.5 million over the course of the decade.
Free webinar to discuss Thomas Built’s propane bus
September 9, 2014
The web seminar, hosted by the Propane Education & Research Council, will provide details on the recent expansion of Thomas Built Buses’ alternative-fuel offerings with its propane-fueled Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus.
IC Bus to offer propane school bus
September 2, 2014
The propane version of the CE Series school bus will pair a Power Solutions International 8.8-liter propane engine and an Allison 2500 transmission. Deliveries will begin in summer 2015, and buses will go into service for the start of the 2015-16 school year.
State Funding, Fuel Savings Drive Propane Bus Adoption in Florida
August 29, 2014

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.

STA adds 18 propane buses to service Pennsylvania districts
August 27, 2014
The NexBus units, manufactured by Collins Bus Corp. and powered by a liquid propane injection system from CleanFUEL USA, are expected to run 15,000 miles annually. The buses are being delivered to Hempfield School District and East Penn School District.
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