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Student Transportation to deploy propane buses in contract renewal
April 30, 2010
Subsidiary Positive Connections has been awarded a contract renewal for a Minnesota school district that includes replacing about 20 percent of the fleet with propane-fueled buses.
Q&A With New President of Thomas Built Buses
March 22, 2010

School bus OEM appoints Kelley Platt as the successor of John O’Leary, who moved into a new role with Daimler Trucks North America. Platt played a pivotal role in Daimler’s acquisition of Thomas Built in ’98.

Blue Bird presents at Propane Engine Fuel Summit
March 17, 2010
Company officials spoke to attendees about the Propane-Powered Vision Type C school and activity bus, noting that the 77-passenger unit meets and exceeds all federal and Canadian motor vehicle safety standards and yields lower fuel, maintenance and operating costs.
Contractor Roundtable: The Current Business Climate
March 12, 2010

School bus contractors offer insights on the advantages of contracting in the current economic climate as well as the impact of state and national regulatory issues.

Collins to present at Propane Engine Fuel Summit
March 2, 2010
Kent Tyler, president of the bus manufacturer, will speak to summit attendees this Thursday about the development and production of Collins’ NexBus Propane unit, and the benefits of propane propulsion in Type A buses.
Swedish firm making fuel from forestry residues
February 5, 2010
Chemrec uses black liquor, a byproduct of the pulp and paper industry, to produce BioDME, which it touts as a renewable and cleaner alternative to diesel. The company looks to open plants in the U.S.
Propane bus endures winter testing
January 29, 2010
School districts in Minnesota try out Blue Bird’s Propane-Powered Vision to see how it performs in frigid weather.
NSTA awards Green Fleet Certification to 11 members
January 29, 2010
Open to all NSTA members in good standing, the Green Fleet Certification program has been endorsed by the EPA's Clean School Bus USA program.
David Pace Named Administrator of the Year
January 15, 2010

SBF presents the 36th award to the veteran transportation director from
Virginia, who has served as a mentor for many new people entering the field.

Texas agency gets $3.1M for alternative-fuel efforts
December 29, 2009
The Railroad Commission of Texas will use the funds to add 258 propane-powered school buses and 24 support vehicles to 19 public fleets. The grant will also fund upgrades to 19 refueling sites for the fleets to accommodate advances in propane vehicle technology.
Blue Bird launches online propane calculator
December 11, 2009
The calculator is tooled specifically for the bus market and evaluates the average annual cost of the Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision school bus.
District weighs options to reduce fuel costs
November 17, 2009
A Florida district’s finance advisory committee has reportedly asked district officials and students to calculate the cost-savings of running buses with less fuel in their tanks. While the move could improve fuel efficiency, it could also reduce operational efficiency.
School bus operations report benefits of biodiesel
October 19, 2009
The National Biodiesel Board says that operations across the country are running their buses on the fuel and are seeing a reduction in operating costs, strong fuel performance and environmental benefits....
Q&A: Dirk Kempthorne Goes Yellow
October 2, 2009

The former senator, governor and secretary of the Interior is a high-profile fan of the school bus industry. Here Kempthorne, who will address the NAPT this fall, discusses budgets, energy and politics in an exclusive interview.

New Thomas Built hybrid shown at Arizona dealership
October 1, 2009

PHOENIX — School district officials throughout the state had an opportunity to view and test drive Thomas Built Buses’ new Saf-T-Liner C2e hybrid scho...

Collins to offer propane-powered Type A
October 1, 2009

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Collins Bus Corp. has entered into an exclusive agreement with CleanFUEL USA to develop the first Type A school bus to operate on a...

Propane grants will fund buying of 245 buses
September 7, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded $12.6 million to the Railroad Commission of Texas, the state’s energy agency, for the ...

California districts receive $46M for air quality measures
July 15, 2009
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. — The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) last week awarded nearly $43 million to help Southern California school ...
Alternative fuels event to highlight school bus fleet case studies
June 9, 2009
HUMBLE, Texas — The 2009 Advancing the Choice Conference will be held here on June 24 at the Humble Civic Center, hosted by the Houston-Galveston Are...
Texas agency requests funding for propane school buses
June 8, 2009
AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Railroad Commission (TRC) is competing for two federal grants for alternative-fueled vehicles to help school districts sta...

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