LA JOLLA, Calif. — The National School Transportation Association (NSTA) presented its inaugural Green Fleet Certification awards here during the organization's Mid-Winter Meeting last week.
The program recognizes NSTA members for efforts in working toward a cleaner environment through the use of available EPA/California Air Resources Board (CARB)-verified technologies as well as new bus technology.
Open to all NSTA members in good standing, the Green Fleet Certification program has been endorsed by the EPA's Clean School Bus USA program and offers NSTA contractor members the opportunity to promote their efforts to provide environmentally friendly school bus transportation.
Materials for the next round of certification awards are due June 11, with awards tentatively scheduled to be made July 27. For application materials, visit www.yellowbuses.org/members/gygg-certification.aspx?.
Bob Pudlewski, NSTA's technology consultant, NSTA President Donnie Fowler, and Jim Blubaugh, director of the EPA's Clean Diesel program, presented the inaugural awards to the following companies:
Boone Transportation, Bronze Level
Dean Transportation, Patrick Dean, Gold Level
Fowler Bus Company, Donnie Fowler, Gold Level
Gershowitz Transportation, Phil Vallone, Bronze Level
Girardat Transportation, Harold Girardat, Bronze Level
George Krapf Jr. & Sons (3 Locations), Dale Krapf
Great Valley School District, Gold Level
Tredyffrin-Easttown, Gold Level
West Chester, Silver Level
Kobussen Buses Ltd., Dan Kobussen, Gold Level
Riteway Bus Service, Catherine Quabius, Gold Level
Rolling V Bus Corporation, Phil Vallone, Silver Level
School Bus Inc., Steve Hey, Gold Level
The Trans Group, John Corr, Silver Level