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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.
IC Bus propane school bus ready for order
February 23, 2015
The CE Series bus with a Power Solutions International 8.8-liter propane engine, unveiled at the NAPT trade show in November, is now available for order.
5 California districts get $325K for cleaner school buses
February 11, 2015
The funds will be used to replace 13 older diesel buses with new models. The five California districts are among 76 recipients nationwide to be awarded rebates from the EPA.
All-new Fleet Technology Expo set for August
February 2, 2015
The event is for all fleet types that are looking for ways to improve operational efficiencies. It will focus on three specific tracks: Green Fleet, Fleet Analytics and Heavy Duty.
New logo launched for propane autogas
January 28, 2015
The logo, developed by the Propane Education & Research Council, promotes propane autogas as the term for the fuel when used for transportation. It also emphasizes the fuel as an American-made energy source.
Biodiesel use decreased in 2014
January 26, 2015
The U.S. biodiesel market fell from nearly 1.8 billion gallons in 2013 to 1.75 billion gallons in 2014. The National Biodiesel Board points to policy uncertainty in Washington.
76 school bus fleets win EPA rebates
January 19, 2015
The $3 million in rebates will be used in replacing more than 200 older diesel school buses.
Connecticut district saves $200K with propane school buses
January 5, 2015
Contractor All-Star Transportation acquired 51 Blue Bird Propane Vision Type C school buses to service Torrington Public Schools about two years ago when the district was looking to replace some of its older diesel school buses.
Alt-fuel tax credits extended
December 30, 2014
Fuel and infrastructure tax credits for propane, natural gas and biodiesel are among tax provisions that have been retroactively extended through 2014.
Pennsylvania district launches 23 CNG buses
December 18, 2014
Rose Tree Media School District hits the road with 15 new buses and eight retrofitted buses running on compressed natural gas. Superintendent James Wigo discusses the district's efforts to convert its fleet.
Project to test electric school bus profitability
December 18, 2014
Companies operating under a grant are retrofitting six school buses with electric batteries to double as mobile generators and test the profitability of selling back the electricity to power companies. The companies also hope to assess potential health benefits.
School bus veteran, alt-fuel advocate Jerry Rineer to retire
December 12, 2014
Rineer, who has more than 40 years of experience in school transportation, has become a “go-to guy” for colleagues across the country who are interested in alternative fuels.
Free webinar to discuss CNG benefits
December 10, 2014
On Jan. 29, Collins Bus and Westport will discuss key considerations for adopting compressed natural gas (CNG) buses. They will also share details on the new NEXBUS Type A CNG Collins bus.
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