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New Thomas Built hybrid to be shown at Arizona dealership
August 12, 2009
PHOENIX — School district officials throughout the state will have an opportunity to view and test drive Thomas Built Buses’ new Saf-T-Liner C2e hybr...
Adopt-A-Watt provides bus stop lights, green project funds to local schools
August 5, 2009
TAYLOR, Mich. — As approved by a unanimous vote by the Board of Education last month, the Taylor School District will acquire solar school bus stop l...
Michigan environmental agency awarded EPA grant
August 3, 2009
GRAND LEDGE, Mich. — Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities (GLACC) has been awarded a $1.07 million grant from the EPA to reduce school bus emissions in ...
Collins completes first hybrid Type A school bus
July 29, 2009
SOUTH HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Collins Bus Corp. has completed the manufacture of its first NEXBUS hybrid-electric school bus. The Type A bus is built on a...
3 Texas districts purchase propane-powered buses
July 23, 2009
Three Texas school districts — Alvin Independent School District (ISD), Angleton ISD and Lindale ISD — are adding Blue Bird Corp. Propane-Powered Vis...
California districts receive $46M for air quality measures
July 15, 2009
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. — The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) last week awarded nearly $43 million to help Southern California school ...
South Carolina earns $500K in EPA funds
July 8, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — South Carolina is getting a $553,918 grant to help reduce the amount of pollution created by diesel school buses, the U.S. EPA ann...
Making DEF Work for Your Operation
July 1, 2009

In talking with school bus fleet managers, transportation directors and mechanics about how they’re going to meet the tough new EPA air quality sta...

IC Bus prices to increase $6K in 2010
June 17, 2009
WARRENVILLE, Ill. — The price of school buses made by IC Bus will increase by $6,000 per unit next year to meet the EPA’s more stringent emissions st...
Irvington High named America's Greenest School
June 17, 2009
FREMONT, Calif. — IC Bus announced the winner of its first annual contest to find America’s Greenest School.

Sophomore Alexander Chen’s essay w...

Texas, New York districts take delivery of propane buses
June 15, 2009
School districts in Texas and New York have received propane school buses manufactured by Blue Bird Corp.

Seguin (Texas) Independent School ...

Alternative fuels event to highlight school bus fleet case studies
June 9, 2009
HUMBLE, Texas — The 2009 Advancing the Choice Conference will be held here on June 24 at the Humble Civic Center, hosted by the Houston-Galveston Are...
Texas agency requests funding for propane school buses
June 8, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Railroad Commission (TRC) is competing for two federal grants for alternative-fueled vehicles to help school districts sta...
Best practices with biodiesel
June 1, 2009
John Deere of Moline, Ill., recently published a brochure that addresses the benefits and downsides of using ...
2010 Emissions Choices: Looking Under the Hood
June 1, 2009

Jan. 1, 2010, the final phase-in of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2007 Heavy Duty Diesel rule will take eff...

Q&A: 2010 Engine Technology
June 1, 2009

With the EPA’s 2010 emissions standards drawing near, school bus OEMs answer key questions about the engine technology that will power their large buses.

Project to cut bus emissions back on track
May 27, 2009
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A program to replace or retrofit old school buses has resumed after being halted in December due to California’s budget crisis.<>
Blue Bird honored by Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute
May 18, 2009
FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp. was recently presented with the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute's “Oxygen Award” during the National Alternativ...
IC Bus invites public to vote on America’s Greenest School
May 13, 2009
WARRENVILLE, Ill. — Ten finalists have been selected in IC Bus’ contest searching for "America’s Greenest School," and the company is inviting the pu...
Cummins to hold diesel exhaust fluid Web seminar
May 8, 2009
Cummins Filtration is presenting a Web seminar on diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) and its role in 2010 SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) engines.

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