Alternative Fuels

First 2010 emissions-compliant IC buses delivered

Posted on December 8, 2009

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Navistar International Corp. has delivered to Columbus Municipal School District the first IC school buses certified by the EPA to be compliant with 2010 diesel emissions requirements.

The 28 IC Bus CE Series school buses were purchased by the district with funding received earlier in the year from the EPA in conjunction with the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act’s National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program.

The buses were built with MaxxForce DT Advanced Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) engines. Company officials said that the engines are clean-burning from startup to shutdown and comply not only in the test environment with prescribed operating cycles, but also on the road under every operating condition.

"We’re proud to deliver these buses with 2010-certified engines to the Columbus School District,” said John McKinney, president of IC Bus. "The delivery of these buses, powered by our EPA-certified MaxxForce Advanced EGR engines, marks our first step in the launch of our 2010 engines.”

The delivery of the buses was a welcome and anticipated event for the district.

“We’re excited to work with IC Bus and our dealer, Waters Truck and Tractor, to put these funds to work and to upgrade a large portion of our school bus fleet to meet the next level of emissions standards,” said Dr. Del R. Phillips, district superintendent. “The new standard set for these 2010 buses will significantly reduce emissions each day as we transport students in our city. It's truly a win-win situation for our community and school district.”

Related Topics: emissions, IC Bus

Comments ( 0 )
More Stories

Fleet Management App

Fleetio has introduced Fleetio Go, an app that allows fleet operations teams to instantly update information and access fleet data from any location.

The National Association for Pupil Transportation has developed an online platform designed to help pupil transportation providers track, analyze, and compare KPI data with peers who are similar to them and collaborate on solutions.

New NAPT Technology to Help Optimize KPI Data

The business intelligence platform will display actionable data in a user friendly dashboard and allow transportation directors to share it and collaborate on solutions. It will be unveiled at the association’s annual Summit in November.

Alliance AutoGas' Autogas Evacuation Pump is equipped to evacuate a tank filled with 44 gallons of propane in 1.5 hours, according to the supplier.

Propane Evacuation Pump Unveiled

Alliance AutoGas unveils the Autogas Evacuation Pump, which is equipped to evacuate a tank filled with 44 gallons of propane in 1.5 hours.

Blue Springs (Mo.) R-IV School District has purchased 19 of Thomas Built Buses' Saf-T-Liner C2 CNG buses. The school bus manufacturer officially launched the bus model in May.

Missouri District Buys 19 CNG School Buses

Blue Springs (Mo.) R-IV School District purchases the Saf-T-Liner C2 CNG buses from Thomas Built Buses. It is the second U.S. school district to introduce these buses into its fleet.

Be the First to Know

Get the latest news and most popular articles from SBF delivered straight to your inbox. Stay on top of the school bus industry and don't miss a thing!