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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.

Sapphire Ene...

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.

Keyno...

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.

The ...

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...

Green Movement Keeps Sprouting Up
October 1, 2007

With the EPA requirements of emissions limits for 2007 engines and conversion to ultra low sulfur diesel (ULSD), the pupil transportation industry is ...

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.

Will School Buses Still Be Around in 2056?
September 1, 2006

The future of school transportation will be influenced by fuel availability and price, educational funding, social changes and advances in technology.

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).

Turning waste into profit
November 1, 2005

With the high cost of fuel, districts and bus companies across the country are looking for ways to offset budget shortfalls.

Q&A: Thomas CEO Sees Rising Costs on the Horizon
December 1, 2004

Although school bus operators are still feeling the pinch of a lagging revenue base, the cost of a school bus is rising and will probably continue to ...

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