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Texas district unveils bio-fuel school bus
April 7, 2009
DALLAS — Last week, Dallas County Schools (DCS) unveiled its “Fryer Flyer,” a school bus with twin fuel systems — one that carries biodiesel and one ...
EPA awards grant for St. Louis bus retrofit project
April 7, 2009
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — EPA Region 7 recently presented a $454,849 grant to Grace Hill Settlement House to fund the St. Louis School Bus Retrofit program...
2010 Emission Standards: What Are Your Options?
April 1, 2009

For 2010, North American bus customers will have two choices to be compliant: they can either buy an all-new, add-on after-treatment system using SCR in addition to EGR, which will be offered by most bus manufacturers. Or, they can continue to use an in-cylinder solution with advanced EGR, offered by Navistar in its IC Bus brand school and commercial buses.

Los Angeles District Evolves Fleet and Transportation Practices
April 1, 2009
At Los Angeles Unified School District, the transportation staff has established a motto: “L.A.’s Future Rides With Us.”

It is clear from the d...

EPA calls for stimulus funding applicants
March 26, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Requests for applications (RFAs) are now available for a new clean-diesel funding campaign through the EPA.

The American Rec...

Stimulus includes $300 million for clean diesel
February 18, 2009
DENVER — The economic stimulus package signed by President Obama here on Tuesday contains potential funding for reducing school bus emissions and imp...
DOE reports on fuel cell school bus developments
February 6, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In December, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released its Fuel Cell School Buses Report to Congress, fulfilling requirements o...
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute releases conference details
January 28, 2009
LAS VEGAS — The Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Conference and Expo 2009 will be held in Orlando, Fla., from April 19 to 22.

Highlights of the ...

IC Bus seeks America’s Greenest School
January 21, 2009
WARRENVILLE, Ill. — IC Bus is inviting students to submit essays nominating their schools to win the title of America’s Greenest School.

Studen...

Hybrid school bus introduced in Colorado
January 20, 2009
THORNTON, Colo. — Colorado’s first hybrid school bus went into service last week, shuttling a group of third-graders on a field trip to an environmen...
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.

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