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Georgia district receives Blue Bird propane bus
March 26, 2015
Valdosta City Schools purchased the bus as part of its plans to lessen its carbon footprint. Plans to buy 10 additional propane buses were recently presented to the board of education.
STA awarded $3.7M contract with Pennsylvania district
March 25, 2015
The contractor will provide Pine-Richland School District in Pittsburgh with 77 propane-fueled school vehicles starting with the 2015-16 school year.
92 Blue Bird propane buses included in STA’s new Colorado contract
March 23, 2015
The manufacturer’s school buses will power the largest “green fleet” of school vehicles in Colorado, according to Blue Bird and STA.
IC Bus Exec Trish Reed Talks Propane, School Bus Sales
February 25, 2015

Reed discusses the benefits of IC Bus’ new propane school bus, which the manufacturer sees tying in to projected growth in alternative fuels.

IC Bus propane school bus ready for order
February 23, 2015
The CE Series bus with a Power Solutions International 8.8-liter propane engine, unveiled at the NAPT trade show in November, is now available for order.
New logo launched for propane autogas
January 28, 2015
The logo, developed by the Propane Education & Research Council, promotes propane autogas as the term for the fuel when used for transportation. It also emphasizes the fuel as an American-made energy source.
Connecticut district saves $200K with propane school buses
January 5, 2015
Contractor All-Star Transportation acquired 51 Blue Bird Propane Vision Type C school buses to service Torrington Public Schools about two years ago when the district was looking to replace some of its older diesel school buses.
Alt-fuel tax credits extended
December 30, 2014
Fuel and infrastructure tax credits for propane, natural gas and biodiesel are among tax provisions that have been retroactively extended through 2014.
Blue Bird to unveil new Type A bus, new technology
November 10, 2014
Along with the new Micro Bird T-Series bus, Blue Bird will debut an electronic stability control system and a new Propane Vision warranty.
IC Bus showcases propane bus at NAPT
November 10, 2014
The manufacturer features its new CE Series school bus with the Power Solutions International 8.8-liter LP propane engine. The bus will be available for order for the 2015-16 school year.
Texas district honored for safety, efficiency initiatives
November 7, 2014
Houston Independent School District is recognized by District Administration magazine for its bus tracking, safety and fleet greening programs.
Nonprofit helps district add propane buses, save money
November 6, 2014
Clean Fuels Ohio helped Pike-Delta-York Schools obtain funding to buy three propane buses and build a propane fueling station. The district is seeing annual reductions in fuel and operating costs.
2 school districts among winners of Green Fleet Award
November 4, 2014
Houston Independent School District in Texas and Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania are honored for use of alternative fuels and other green initiatives.
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.
Blue Bird employment up 44% in 4 years
October 28, 2014
The school bus manufacturer’s growth in all vehicle segments has led to an increase in its workforce, which is now over 1,600 employees.
New apps estimate cost savings with propane
October 24, 2014
The Propane Education & Research Council’s calculator tools compare propane costs to those of conventional fuels like gasoline and diesel.
Study: Propane buses can cut fuel, maintenance costs in half
October 13, 2014
Some school districts’ propane bus fleets save nearly 50% on a cost-per-mile basis for fuel and maintenance relative to diesel, a U.S. Department of Energy case study finds.
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.
Free webinar to discuss Thomas Built’s propane bus
September 9, 2014
The web seminar, hosted by the Propane Education & Research Council, will provide details on the recent expansion of Thomas Built Buses’ alternative-fuel offerings with its propane-fueled Saf-T-Liner C2 school bus.
IC Bus to offer propane school bus
September 2, 2014
The propane version of the CE Series school bus will pair a Power Solutions International 8.8-liter propane engine and an Allison 2500 transmission. Deliveries will begin in summer 2015, and buses will go into service for the start of the 2015-16 school year.
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