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California budget crisis spurs grant freeze
January 9, 2009
EL MONTE, Calif. — The California Air Resources Board (ARB) this week informed air districts, school districts and new school bus and diesel particul...
From 'Great' to 'Green'
January 1, 2009
No, that’s not a typo on the cover of this issue.

If you’ve been reading SBF for at least a year, you’re probably familiar with our Grea...

Green Fleets Across America 2009
January 1, 2009

For pupil transporters, “going green” not only benefits the environment and yields cost savings, it provides a healthier ride and an educational experience for students. Here, we showcase practices in place at school districts and contractors throughout the country.

Safety Rules! contributes to environmental nonprofit agency
December 22, 2008
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — School transportation consulting firm Safety Rules! has become a member of 1% For The Planet, a nonprofit organization with over 7,0...
Blue Bird facility hosts propane road show
December 10, 2008
FORT VALLEY, Ga. — Blue Bird Corp.’s manufacturing facility here hosted the Georgia Propane Alternative Fuels Statewide Road Show last week.

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Texas environmental agency awards grant to local school district
November 24, 2008
Judson Independent School District (JISD) has received a $249,304 grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ) Clean School Bus Program.
IC Bus hybrid units qualify for tax credit
November 12, 2008
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently added 10 IC Bus hybrid units to a list of vehicles that qualify for the Alternative Fuel Motor Vehicle Credit enacted by the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Propane industry offers updated fleet cost calculator
November 5, 2008
The propane industry recently launched the latest version of a fleet cost calculator designed to help fleet managers make a business case for operating propane-powered vehicles.
Alabama governor endorses biodiesel grant program
October 1, 2008

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — In August, Gov. Bob Riley urged school districts to apply for a new grant that will assist in covering the cost of switching to ...

Texas PTA, environmental commission support clean school buses
September 25, 2008
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and the Texas Parent Teacher Association (PTA) have partnered to distribute funding for school bus retrofit projects.
Krapf Company Goes Green and Yellow
September 1, 2008
If you look over the parking lots at George Krapf Jr. & Sons Inc., you’ll see a whole lot of yellow. But the Exton, Pa.-based school bus contractor is...
Can all-electric bus go the distance?
September 1, 2008

GOLDEN, Colo. — As the major school bus OEMs work toward providing more hybrid and propane buses, a new player is looking to break into the market wit...

Texas district wins grant for propane buses
September 1, 2008

SAN ANTONIO — Northside Independent School District received a $66,341.46 grant from Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Michael L. Williams, covering ...

Alabama governor endorses biodiesel grant program
August 20, 2008
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Gov. Bob Riley recently urged school districts to apply for a new grant that will assist in covering the cost of switching to B20 ...
Massachusetts governor launches school bus retrofit program
August 1, 2008

LYNN, Mass. — Gov. Deval Patrick in June launched “MassCleanDiesel: Clean Air for Kids,” an initiative to install pollution-control equipment on d...

New Jersey agency to fund mandatory school bus retrofits
July 31, 2008
TRENTON, N.J. — Under the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Diesel Risk Reduction Program, diesel-powered school buses in the state...
Texas district wins grant for propane buses
July 24, 2008
SAN ANTONIO — Northside Independent School District on Monday received a $66,341.46 grant from Railroad Commission Chairman Michael L. Williams cover...
Alaskan nature preserve test-runs IC hybrid bus
July 23, 2008
DENALI, Alaska — Denali National Park and Preserve visitors will explore the park in a school bus, perhaps indefinitely. Last week, IC Bus delivered ...
Magic School Bus to educate Texas students
July 10, 2008
THE WOODLANDS, Texas — Local students will be treated to hands-on, earth-friendly science lessons aboard the Magic School Bus next year.

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NAPT News & Views
July 1, 2008

Green at the grassroots

Everyone in school transportation knows anti-excessive idling policies are now the norm within the industry to cut...

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