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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...
Navistar to develop hybrid with engine-off mode
April 20, 2009
WARRENVILLE, Ill. — The IC Bus plug-in hybrid school bus will be further developed into a vehicle capable of all-electric drive for extended periods,...
Lawmakers propose bill to increase use of natural gas
April 7, 2009
On April 1, Rep. Dan Boren (Okla.), Rep. John Larson (Conn.), Rep. John Sullivan (Okla.), and energy executive T. Boone Pickens announced legislation to expand the use of natural gas as an alternative to conventional transportation fuel.
STA leases yard for alternative-fuel buses in Southern California
March 3, 2009
WALL, N.J. — Student Transportation of America Ltd. (STA) has leased an approximately two-acre industrial yard in North Hollywood, Calif., that will ...
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute releases conference details
January 28, 2009
LAS VEGAS — The Alternative Fuels and Vehicles Conference and Expo 2009 will be held in Orlando, Fla., from April 19 to 22.

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Los Angeles district contracts alt. fuel buses for special-ed students
December 1, 2008
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board of Education awarded a contract for 140 new alternative fuel buses for the 2009-1...
IC Bus hybrid units qualify for tax credit
November 12, 2008
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently added 10 IC Bus hybrid units to a list of vehicles that qualify for the Alternative Fuel Motor Vehicle Credit enacted by the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Propane industry offers updated fleet cost calculator
November 5, 2008
The propane industry recently launched the latest version of a fleet cost calculator designed to help fleet managers make a business case for operating propane-powered vehicles.
Can all-electric bus go the distance?
September 1, 2008

GOLDEN, Colo. — As the major school bus OEMs work toward providing more hybrid and propane buses, a new player is looking to break into the market wit...

Alabama governor endorses biodiesel grant program
August 20, 2008
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Gov. Bob Riley recently urged school districts to apply for a new grant that will assist in covering the cost of switching to B20 ...
Texas district wins grant for propane buses
July 24, 2008
SAN ANTONIO — Northside Independent School District on Monday received a $66,341.46 grant from Railroad Commission Chairman Michael L. Williams cover...
Alaskan nature preserve test-runs IC hybrid bus
July 23, 2008
DENALI, Alaska — Denali National Park and Preserve visitors will explore the park in a school bus, perhaps indefinitely. Last week, IC Bus delivered ...
Algae touted as potential source of fuel
June 5, 2008
SAN DIEGO — A local company said that it can produce crude oil from a process using algae, sunlight, water and carbon dioxide.

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Alternative Fuel Use On the Rise
June 1, 2008

Alternative fuels aren’t new to pupil transportation, but their use in school buses has become more widespread in recent years. Officials estimate ...

CASTO covers operational concerns
June 1, 2008

ONTARIO, Calif. — The California Association of School Transportation Officials (CASTO) held its 40th Annual State Conference March 15-17.

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AFVi to educate drivers, techs during conference
May 8, 2008
LAS VEGAS — In conjunction with its conference being held in Las Vegas next week, the Alternative Fuel Vehicles Institute (AFVi) is offering a s...
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...
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.

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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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8 Great Fleets in 2008
January 1, 2008

Family vision continues as bus company grows

Birnie Bus Service, Rome, N.Y.

It’s already been a long road for Tim Birnie, ow...

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