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Case study: District sees propane school bus benefits, adds 38 to fleet
October 1, 2015
After testing three propane-powered buses, Independent School District 15 in Minnesota ordered the Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses for the 2015-16 school year.
Ontario operator launches 20 propane school buses
September 15, 2015
In addition to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Hammond Transportation points to lower maintenance costs as one of its reasons for buying propane buses.
Texas district gets $600K grant for propane school buses
September 4, 2015
The funds will offset the incremental costs for 16 propane buses for Fort Worth Independent School District.
Michigan school bus company adds 35 propane buses to fleet
September 3, 2015
ABC Student Transportation will transport some Detroit students on Blue Bird Vision Propane buses beginning this school year. This is reportedly the largest fleet of propane school buses in the state.
Collins makes 1st delivery of its CNG Type A school bus
August 28, 2015
The first four production units of the compressed natural gas NEXBUS go to Pennsylvania’s Lower Merion School District.
Clean Energy to build new CNG station for Missouri district
August 25, 2015
The company will construct a new station for North Kansas City School District that includes fast-fill and time-fill fueling options, and will modify a maintenance facility for CNG-fueled buses.
Student Transportation Inc. CEO appears on TV news program
August 20, 2015
Denis Gallagher appears on Fox Business Network's “Countdown to the Closing Bell with Liz Claman” on Thursday to discuss the school bus industry and his company's new vision.
Indiana district buys 3 propane school buses
August 10, 2015
DeKalb County Central United School District replaces 12-year-old diesel buses with new Blue Bird Propane Vision buses.
New natural gas engine unveiled for school bus market
July 28, 2015
Cummins Westport’s ISB6.7 G is a 6.7-liter mid-range natural gas engine that is based on the Cummins ISB6.7 diesel engine platform.
Districts report cost efficiencies with Blue Bird buses
July 14, 2015
Two school districts, one located in New York and the other in Mississippi, cite certified technicians and alternative fuel as factors in reducing school bus total cost of ownership.
California district to receive first electric school bus in conversion project
July 14, 2015
Torrance Unified School District’s transportation director recently visited TransPower’s facilities to see the progress on the conversion of one of its diesel-powered buses to electric.
Natural gas vehicle e-learning course launched for technicians
July 8, 2015
The NGVI training informs technicians about safely working on compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas vehicles.
California district chooses Trillium to build CNG station
June 18, 2015
Los Angeles Unified School District’s new station will feature 102 time-fill posts and a single fast-fill dispenser. This will be the second CNG fueling station built and operated by the company for the district.
Room for more growth in alt-fuels
June 8, 2015

In the past two years, alternative-fuel school bus sales more than doubled, and the options for alternative-fuel school buses have multiplied.

First Priority named Trans Tech dealer for California, Nevada
June 3, 2015
In those two states, First Priority will offer sales and service for Trans Tech’s Type A school buses, including the all-electric eSeries.
Boston Public Schools buys 86 propane buses
May 27, 2015
The district’s new Blue Bird propane school buses have a shorter 169-inch wheelbase and a 50-gallon tank to accommodate shorter runs.
Alt-fueling Equipment Offers Myriad Options for Fleet Needs
May 27, 2015

For operations that run propane or CNG school buses, suppliers can provide customized solutions for efficient and reliable fueling.

Making the Business Case for Alternative Fuels
May 22, 2015

End users say savings on propane autogas and CNG fuel and maintenance costs, along with having to perform less maintenance, help recoup the extra cost of purchasing the vehicles and installing fueling systems.

School buses make the rounds at Navistar’s new proving grounds
May 21, 2015
IC Bus school buses, as well as Navistar’s commercial trucks and military vehicles, will undergo testing at the company’s 668-acre site in New Carlisle, Indiana.
Student Transportation Inc. expands operations into Oregon
May 20, 2015
The contractor is awarded a new $3 million annual contract — its first in Oregon — to provide transportation services to Lake Oswego School District.
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