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Study: School bus emission reductions can cut absences
April 22, 2015
Use of clean fuels and updated pollution control measures in school buses can result in fewer student absences, according to a university study.
2 districts awarded $58K to cut school bus emissions
April 9, 2015
The grants from the Ohio EPA will go toward emission-control and idle-reduction equipment for dozens of school buses.
School bus fleets see fuel savings with Kinetics Hybrid
March 26, 2015
According to a case study, two school districts saw average increases of 26% to 28% miles per gallon in trials of the bolt-on electric hybrid system.
EPA awards $8 million for clean diesel projects
March 23, 2015
The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grants will fund such projects as retrofitting and replacing older school buses.
District runs more than 1,200 school buses on biodiesel
March 16, 2015
Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools’ entire bus fleet is now powered by B20 biodiesel, which has cut diesel use by 560,000 gallons per year.
5 California districts get $325K for cleaner school buses
February 11, 2015
The funds will be used to replace 13 older diesel buses with new models. The five California districts are among 76 recipients nationwide to be awarded rebates from the EPA.
76 school bus fleets win EPA rebates
January 19, 2015
The $3 million in rebates will be used in replacing more than 200 older diesel school buses.
Pennsylvania district launches 23 CNG buses
December 18, 2014
Rose Tree Media School District hits the road with 15 new buses and eight retrofitted buses running on compressed natural gas. Superintendent James Wigo discusses the district's efforts to convert its fleet.
School bus veteran, alt-fuel advocate Jerry Rineer to retire
December 12, 2014
Rineer, who has more than 40 years of experience in school transportation, has become a “go-to guy” for colleagues across the country who are interested in alternative fuels.
Thomas Built to offer CNG Type C school bus
November 17, 2014
A compressed natural gas model of the Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 is slated to go into production in early 2016. It will be powered by a Cummins Westport ISB6.7 G engine.
Missouri school district awarded for CNG fleet
November 13, 2014
Lee’s Summit R-7 School District is recognized by NGVAmerica for its use of compressed natural gas for its school buses.
Oregon fleet sees success with propane in cold weather
November 3, 2014
Bend-La Pine Schools has replaced aging diesel buses with 53 propane Type C school buses, which officials say average 95% reliability.
Application period opens for EPA school bus rebate program
October 16, 2014
In this year’s program, the U.S. EPA is offering about $3 million in rebates for purchases to replace older diesel school buses.
Campaign raises $100K for electric school bus conversion
September 30, 2014
With a “crowdfunding” drive, ADOMANI raises funds that will go toward converting a diesel bus to an all-electric bus for Stockton (Calif.) Unified School District. The vehicle will likely be a 50-passenger Type D school bus similar to two other buses that the company has converted to electric.
Jim Reynolds to lead green vehicle tech company
September 23, 2014
Reynolds, the former CEO of A-Z Bus Sales, will now serve as president and CEO of ADOMANI Inc., which converts gas or diesel vehicles to all-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles. One of the company’s recent conversions is an all-electric school bus at Gilroy (Calif.) Unified School District.
Southland Transportation buys 101 Blue Bird propane buses
September 18, 2014
The Canadian school bus contractor adds the large order of Propane Vision units to its existing propane autogas school bus fleet. Southland Transportation VP Tom Jezersek estimates that each propane bus saves about $500 in basic maintenance costs annually.
Superintendent cites benefits of natural gas school buses
September 11, 2014
Lee’s Summit (Mo.) R-7 School District has launched an initiative to transition its fleet over the next 10 years to buses powered by natural gas. Here, Superintendent Dr. David McGehee shares details on the plan, including a projection of cutting transportation costs by about $10.5 million over the course of the decade.
36 Georgia districts awarded for cutting bus emissions
July 24, 2014
The districts were honored at the Georgia Association for Pupil Transportation’s 50th Annual Conference & Trade Show last month with the Georgia Diesel Emissions Reduction Awards. Three districts were recognized for reducing emissions in 75% or more of their school bus fleet.
District sees lower costs, emissions with propane buses
July 21, 2014
A case study on Washingtonville (N.Y.) Central School District’s usage of Blue Bird buses equipped with ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel systems finds that the district spent about 30% less on maintenance for the autogas portion of its fleet and will eliminate about 120,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide per bus during the lifetime of the vehicles.
Nominations open for 2014 Sustainability All Stars
July 15, 2014
The awards program recognizes fleet professionals who have made significant contributions to fleet environmental sustainability, such as deploying alternative-fuel vehicles or implementing idle-reduction policies. Last year’s Sustainability All Stars included several recipients from the school transportation industry.
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