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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.

Group plugs hybrid technology for small buses
April 1, 2007

Following the launch of IC Corporation’s hybrid Type C school bus last year, a new group is pushing hybrid technology for smaller buses.

Greener Fuel-Procurement Solutions
March 1, 2007

The rising cost of crude oil is affecting us all, where it hurts most — our pocketbooks. As such, transportation managers are exploring ways to defray...

Hybrid school bus unveiled at New York conference
August 1, 2006

A hybrid school bus manufactured by IC Corp. and Enova Systems Inc. was unveiled in early July at the New York Association for Pupil Transportation conference and trade show.

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...

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