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Blue Bird reveals 3 new powertrains for 2016
November 11, 2015
The OEM will offer a new compressed natural gas school bus, a new Cummins diesel engine and a new Eaton transmission next year.
Maryland contractor adds propane school bus to fleet
November 3, 2015
Jubb’s Bus Service Inc. put the first propane school bus in the state into operation for the 2015-16 school year. Anne Arundel County students boarded the Blue Bird Vision Propane bus on Tuesday.
EPA awards $5.4M for diesel emission reductions in West
October 27, 2015
Several school bus-related projects are among those awarded grants to retrofit and replace old diesel vehicles and equipment.
Partnership to repower school buses with electric drivetrains
October 14, 2015
Adomani Inc. and A-Z Bus Sales form an agreement to convert and maintain hybrid and all-electric school bus fleets.
Case study: District sees propane school bus benefits, adds 38 to fleet
October 1, 2015
After testing three propane-powered buses, Independent School District 15 in Minnesota ordered the Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses for the 2015-16 school year.
Propane council donates $30K for schools
September 30, 2015
The donations will go toward classroom supplies in districts that have adopted propane school buses. At an event in Boston, Jenna Bush Hager rides a bus with students and then surprises teachers.
EPA school bus rebate funding increases to $7M
September 28, 2015
The rebates are for replacing older school buses or — in a new option for the program this year — installing retrofit technology to reduce emissions.
Ontario operator launches 20 propane school buses
September 15, 2015
In addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Hammond Transportation points to lower maintenance costs as one of its reasons for buying propane buses.
Texas district gets $600K grant for propane school buses
September 4, 2015
The funds will offset the incremental costs for 16 propane buses for Fort Worth Independent School District.
Michigan school bus company adds 35 propane buses to fleet
September 3, 2015
ABC Student Transportation will transport some Detroit students on Blue Bird Vision Propane buses beginning this school year. This is reportedly the largest fleet of propane school buses in the state.
Collins makes 1st delivery of its CNG Type A school bus
August 28, 2015
The first four production units of the compressed natural gas NEXBUS go to Pennsylvania’s Lower Merion School District.
Clean Energy to build new CNG station for Missouri district
August 25, 2015
The company will construct a new station for North Kansas City School District that includes fast-fill and time-fill fueling options, and will modify a maintenance facility for CNG-fueled buses.
New app gives parents real-time school bus arrival info
August 21, 2015
The app, Here Comes the Bus, gives parents the real-time location of their child's bus. Districts can provide parents with free, basic access to the web solution, or full access, by purchasing the app.
District saves over $600K with propane school buses
August 13, 2015
Broward County (Fla.) Public Schools cut its annual operating costs by acquiring 98 Blue Bird Propane Vision buses. The district recouped the propane engine upcharge in three months.
Indiana district buys 3 propane school buses
August 10, 2015
DeKalb County Central United School District replaces 12-year-old diesel buses with new Blue Bird Propane Vision buses.
New natural gas engine unveiled for school bus market
July 28, 2015
Cummins Westport’s ISB6.7 G is a 6.7-liter mid-range natural gas engine that is based on the Cummins ISB6.7 diesel engine platform.
Districts report cost efficiencies with Blue Bird buses
July 14, 2015
Two school districts, one located in New York and the other in Mississippi, cite certified technicians and alternative fuel as factors in reducing school bus total cost of ownership.
California district to receive first electric school bus in conversion project
July 14, 2015
Torrance Unified School District’s transportation director recently visited TransPower’s facilities to see the progress on the conversion of one of its diesel-powered buses to electric.
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.
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