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Great Fleets Across America 2010
February 2, 2010

Our annual series is back as we profile five outstanding pupil transportation operations from around the nation. Find out how their safety practices, innovative training programs and open lines of communication have led them to succeed. 

NAPT Summit Urges Engagement
January 15, 2010

National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT) members heard a major theme emerge during the general sessions and seminars at the 2009 Summit: namely, that transportation is a key part of the education system, and the industry must take on and promote that role in order to achieve larger safety and educational goals.

Cummins receives EPA certification for 2010 engines
January 8, 2010
Several of the company’s heavy- and medium-duty engines, including the ISB6.7 and ISC8.3, which are used for school bus applications, meet the agency’s near-zero emissions level requirement. Cummins has utilized selective catalytic reduction technology to meet the EPA’s 2010 standards.
First 2010 emissions-compliant IC buses delivered
December 8, 2009
A Mississippi district receives 28 IC Bus CE Series school buses equipped with EPA-certified MaxxForce DT Advanced EGR engines from Navistar.
Q&A: NASDPTS President Charlie Hood on Funding Challenges, Work With Feds
November 4, 2009

State directors are battling budget shortfalls, but NASDPTS President Charlie Hood says that they remain optimistic. The association’s work with federal agencies and other industry groups targets the betterment of school transportation.

What’s New in the Top 100?
October 1, 2009

New developments related to several of this year's largest school districts.

Heating Systems Help Reduce Emissions, Costs
October 1, 2009

Today’s engine heating systems available for the school bus segment help make vehicle start-up more efficient, reducing idle times and thus emissions ...

Teen heads successful campaign for clean school buses
August 24, 2009
PITTSBURGH — Peter Bartholomew, an incoming Pittsburgh Public Schools high school student, is campaigning for cleaner school buses.


Keeping NSTA on Track
August 19, 2009

Donald Fowler brings his decades of experience in school bus contracting to the national stage as he becomes president of NSTA. He sees challenges for the industry but is committed to taking them on.

Durham takes delivery of hybrid-electric school bus
August 18, 2009
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. — Durham School Services has received the first of its two NEXBUS hybrid-electric school buses from Collins Bus Corp.

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Michigan environmental agency awarded EPA grant
August 3, 2009
GRAND LEDGE, Mich. — Greater Lansing Area Clean Cities (GLACC) has been awarded a $1.07 million grant from the EPA to reduce school bus emissions in ...
EPA awards $2.4M to NSTA for Midwest projects
July 29, 2009
CHICAGO — EPA Region 5 has awarded more than $2.4 million to the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) to replace older school buses and ...
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 ...
South Carolina earns $500K in EPA funds
July 8, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. — South Carolina is getting a $553,918 grant to help reduce the amount of pollution created by diesel school buses, the U.S. EPA ann...
Making DEF Work for Your Operation
July 1, 2009

In talking with school bus fleet managers, transportation directors and mechanics about how they’re going to meet the tough new EPA air quality sta...

Oregon governor approves bus retrofit, replacement bill
June 29, 2009
SALEM, Ore. — Gov. Ted Kulongoski has signed into law a bill that will require all diesel school buses in the state to meet the EPA’s 2007 emissions ...
Project to cut bus emissions back on track
May 27, 2009
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A program to replace or retrofit old school buses has resumed after being halted in December due to California’s budget crisis.<>
Kentucky districts receive Clean School Bus funding
April 24, 2009
FRANKFORT, Ky. — Six school districts in Kentucky will share nearly $200,000 in funding to reduce emissions from their school buses.

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Stimulus includes $300 million for clean diesel
February 18, 2009
DENVER — The economic stimulus package signed by President Obama here on Tuesday contains potential funding for reducing school bus emissions and imp...
Texas environmental agency awards grant to local school district
November 24, 2008
Judson Independent School District (JISD) has received a $249,304 grant from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s (TCEQ) Clean School Bus Program.

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