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EPA awards $5.4M for diesel emission reductions in West
October 27, 2015
Several school bus-related projects are among those awarded grants to retrofit and replace old diesel vehicles and equipment.
Partnership to repower school buses with electric drivetrains
October 14, 2015
Adomani Inc. and A-Z Bus Sales form an agreement to convert and maintain hybrid and all-electric school bus fleets.
EPA school bus rebate funding increases to $7M
September 28, 2015
The rebates are for replacing older school buses or — in a new option for the program this year — installing retrofit technology to reduce emissions.
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.
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.
Feds propose tighter standards for emissions, fuel efficiency
June 19, 2015
The EPA and NHTSA’s jointly proposed standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles — including school buses — would cover model years 2021 to 2027.
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.
EPA offers $13.5 million in clean diesel funding
May 5, 2015
A new round of grants in the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act program will be awarded for projects to reduce emissions from diesel vehicles.
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.
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