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2005 Clean School Bus USA Grants
April 1, 2006

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded grants totaling $7.5 million to reduce school bus emissions.

Fleet Facts About Diesel Particulate Filters
March 1, 2006

What you need to know about these emission-control devices, which are being retrofitted into thousands of school buses and will be installed in all 2007 diesel models.

How I Grew to Love Biodiesel
March 1, 2006

In the fall of 2003, I was approached by Bloomington Transit and Indiana University to participate in a pilot program using B20 (20 percent soy biodiesel, 80 percent petroleum diesel).

California bus fleet tests diesel emissions technology
March 1, 2005

CLOVIS, Calif. — The San Joaquin Valley in central California has some of the worst air pollution in the country. Clovis Unified School Distric...

What You Need to Know About Diesel Retrofit Equipment
February 1, 2005

The tailpipe emissions of school buses have been attracting greater attention each passing year. Advocacy groups have targeted school buses because of...

Bio-based fuel gets high marks at Pennsylvania school district
February 1, 2005

NEW OXFORD, Pa. — Conewago Valley School District (CVSD), in conjunction with Aero Energy and Soy Energy, has implemented the first voluntary clean sc...

EPA releases new video on school bus idling reduction
November 1, 2004

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A new video was released to help school bus operators reduce idling time with their vehicles.

The Environmental Protection Agen...

Toyota offers $20 million for cleaner school buses
November 1, 2004

FAIRFAX, Va. — Toyota Motor Corp. will provide $20 million in grants to school districts for purchasing emissions-reducing filters and ultra-low sulfu...

State directors' paper addresses bus emissions
April 1, 2004

THE PLAINS, Va. — The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) recommends that school districts evalu...

Bush adds $60 million to Clean School Bus USA
March 1, 2004

PITTSBURGH — The Bush administration said it will commit an additional $60 million in the 2005 federal budget to Clean School Bus USA, a program for r...

Biodiesel Putting Down Roots in School Bus Market
February 1, 2004

You can have a cleaner fleet tomorrow. So goes the marketing push for biodiesel, an alternative fuel that promises emissions reductions, local economi...

17 projects tabbed for ‘Clean School Bus’ grants
December 1, 2003

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will fund 17 projects to help reduce pollution, mainly by replacing older school ...

Loving pigs and clean air
November 1, 2003

My youngest daughter, DeDe, loves pigs. I’m not exactly sure why, she just does. Always has. DeDe loves pigs so much that she stopped eating pork and ...

Pioneering school district honored for converting fleet to biodiesel
October 1, 2003

LITTLETON, Colo. — Jerry Ryan, transportation services manager at Littleton Public Schools (LPS), made a big decision in 1996 after attending a clean ...

With friends like these, who needs enemies?
November 1, 2002

The EPA offered strong evidence recently of its support for the rhetoric offered by environmental advocates on the tenuous link between air quality an...

The New Face of CNG
November 1, 2002

Alternative fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG) are not new to the school bus industry. But they are new to the small school bus segment. Requi...

Late-breaking news from the pupil transportation industry
November 1, 2002

EPA calls for cleaner buses

DALLAS — EPA Administrator Christine Whitman has unveiled an initiative to clean up the air inside ...

Emissions deadline looms for some engine makers
September 1, 2002

New emission-reducing plumbing is coming to engines in the school bus industry, but not at the same speed as heavy-duty markets such as over-the-road ...

News from the World of Pupil Transportation
March 1, 2002

'GMA' broadcasts report on school bus diesel exhaust

NEW YORK — On Feb. 7, ABC’s “Good Morning America” broadcast a r...

New York Program Targets Pollution
March 1, 2002

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has launched a $23 million program to reduce harmful vehicle emissions in four New York City boroughs. The PowerNo...

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