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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.

The bu...

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...

Algae touted as potential source of fuel
July 1, 2008

SAN DIEGO — A local company said that it can produce crude oil from a process using algae, sunlight, water and carbon dioxide.

Sapphire Energy sai...

Estimated 500 New York school buses to be equipped with emissions-control equipment
June 25, 2008
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) officials recently announced that money from a settlement with Roch...
Massachusetts governor launches school bus retrofit program
June 16, 2008
LYNN, Mass. — Gov. Deval Patrick last week launched “MassCleanDiesel: Clean Air for Kids” — an initiative to install pollution-control equipment on d...
Algae touted as potential source of fuel
June 5, 2008
SAN DIEGO — A local company said that it can produce crude oil from a process using algae, sunlight, water and carbon dioxide.

Sapphire Ene...

We give a hoot
June 1, 2008

It’s hard to go anywhere or do anything these days without coming across some sort of “go green” message.

On TV, you might see a Good Morni...

Alternative Fuel Use On the Rise
June 1, 2008

Alternative fuels aren’t new to pupil transportation, but their use in school buses has become more widespread in recent years. Officials estimate ...

Beans by the busload
June 1, 2008

The Alabama Farmers Federation is dedicated to promoting the social, economic and educational interests of Alabamians, and improving the qualit...

IC, Enova enter long-term supply agreement
May 20, 2008
TORRANCE, Calif. — Enova Systems has entered a long-term agreement to supply its post-transmission, parallel hybrid-electric drive system for IC Bus’...
Application deadline nears for Ohio biodiesel grant program
May 13, 2008
COLUMBUS, Ohio — School districts interested in running their fleets on B20 biodiesel can receive financial assistance through the School Bus Soy Bio...
EPA awards grant for District of Columbia school buses
May 5, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The EPA has awarded a $224,540 grant to the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) as part of its Clean School Bus USA prog...
Yellow buses touted as green way to school
April 22, 2008
In conjunction with Earth Week, pupil transportation industry officials launched a drive to reduce carbon emissions by getting more students to ride ...
California to replace remaining pre-'77 buses
April 17, 2008
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Air Resources Board (ARB) has approved nearly $200 million from its Lower-Emission School Bus Program to replace ...
EPA awards grant for Virginia school buses
April 17, 2008
PHILADELPHIA — EPA Region 3 has awarded a $143,068 grant to Hampton Roads Clean Cities. The coalition will work with several school districts in Virg...
Los Angeles district awarded grant for 40 CNG school buses
April 9, 2008
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) transportation branch received funding from the South Coast Air Quality Management Distri...
Pennsylvania district to power fleet with biodiesel
April 9, 2008
WAYNE, Pa. — The Radnor Township School District will purchase nearly 94,000 gallons of B20 biodiesel to power its 64-vehicle fleet using a $40,000 A...
Thomas Built develops hybrid bus
April 3, 2008
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses has developed and begun evaluating a prototype of a hybrid Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus.

The prototype is po...

IC lowers price of hybrid school bus
March 27, 2008
WARRENVILLE, Ill. — IC Bus LLC announced a $30,000 to $40,000 price decrease for its hybrid school bus.

The decrease became effective earlier t...

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