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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...

EPA awards grant to South Carolina DOE
March 20, 2008
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The EPA presented the South Carolina Department of Education (DOE) with funds to install emission-control equipment on school buses ...
EPA awards grants to Midwest school districts
March 13, 2008
CHICAGO — EPA Region 5 has presented two school systems in the Midwest with funds to implement projects that will reduce the amount of exhaust emitte...
Biodiesel program developed for pupil transportation officials
February 28, 2008
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and the Missouri School Board Association (MSBA) will host an interactive Web seminar titled...
Indiana receives hybrid school bus
February 14, 2008
INDIANAPOLIS — On Jan. 25, Dr. Suellen Reed, the state’s superintendent of public instruction, launched “Learn Green, Live Green,” a year-long initi...
Conference explores alternative fuels
February 1, 2008

LAS VEGAS — The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute announced details for its 2008 Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference and Expo.

The ...

Alternative fuel conference to be held in Las Vegas
January 7, 2008
LAS VEGAS — The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute has announced details for its 2008 Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference and Expo.

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EPA awards grant to Tennessee environmental agency for bus retrofits
January 2, 2008
GALLATIN, Tenn. — The Southeast Diesel Collaborative recently presented the Tennessee Department of Education and Conservation with funds to ins...
EPA, Scholastic Inc. promote clean school buses
January 1, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The EPA and Scholastic Inc. have partnered to educate children about clean air and to promote environmentally-friendly school buses...

Green Movement Keeps Sprouting Up
October 1, 2007

With the EPA requirements of emissions limits for 2007 engines and conversion to ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD), the pupil transportation industry is ...

Navistar wins award for hybrid development
October 1, 2007

PASADENA, Calif. — Navistar International Corp. won the 2007 Blue Sky Award for its role in developing diesel-hybrid technology.

The award is pres...

Product Highlights
September 1, 2007

New series of fuel-operated heaters introduced
The Hydronic M Series has been added to Espar Heater Systems’ product line. These fuel-ope...

SBF Web seminar attracts 300 viewers
August 1, 2007

TORRANCE, Calif.SCHOOL BUS FLEET presented a live Web seminar on July 12 about the future of hybrid diesel-electric buses in pupil tr...

Yellow buses are green
July 1, 2007

I haven't seen Al Gore's documentary An Inconvenient Truth, but I generally agree with the notion that climate change caused by human beings co...

Propane Bus Offers Appealing Alternative
June 1, 2007

Blue Bird’s new propane-powered Vision Type C aims to decrease emissions while improving fuel economy and performance in alternative-fuel vehicles.

Pioneering Plug-In Hybrids
June 1, 2007

Pupil transporters across the country are taking delivery of the first wave of plug-in hybrid school buses. Officials involved with the project expect significant reductions in fuel use, emissions and even brake wear.

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