Lafayette Parish Schools uses its share of the state’s Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust dollars to buy 10 Blue Bird Vision Propane buses. Louisiana is the first state to disburse its VW funds.
The number of propane school buses in the nation is on the increase, according to new data from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).
PERC reported that as of early November 2017, there were 13,232 propane autogas school buses on U.S. roads. The total is up from 12,854 in August 2017.
School Bus Fleet’s most recent research found a total of 474,194 school buses of all types in the U.S.
The state with the most propane school buses is Texas, with 2,600, or 19% of the nation’s total. California has the second-highest number of propane school buses, with 1,251, or 9% of the total.
In related news, IC Bus announced on Tuesday that it will fulfill an order of 44 CE Series propane school buses for Franklin County Schools in Russellville, Alabama.
Customers in California and Ontario will operate a total of seven Blue Bird Type D electric buses and one Micro Bird Type A electric model.
In this guest editorial, Allen Schaeffer from the Diesel Technology Forum says that for the same fixed investment, many more older and higher-emitting school buses can be replaced with new-technology diesel than with an all-electric choice.
Nicholas Voisard brings nearly a decade of management experience in the industry to the electric school bus manufacturer.
Township High School District 211’s new Blue Bird Vision Propane buses are expected to save about $15,000 per year in fuel costs and reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by almost 14,000 pounds.
Superior Propane installs 15 refueling dispensers from Superior Energy Systems in five provinces, with plans to add more in 2019.
The state plans to use two-thirds of its Volkswagen settlement money to buy around 300 new school buses in low-income communities.
Workshops will cover such topics as school choice, employee retention, and school shootings. A live-action event will demonstrate school bus fires and evacuations.
A new storage cabinet from JohnDow Industries is designed to hold up to 12 different assortments of the most popular smaller service parts.
The engine, developed in partnership with Roush CleanTech, is certified at 0.02 g/bhp-hr of nitrogen oxide.
Nine California districts and a New York school bus company will receive a total of 20 electric school buses this fall.
Malinda Sandhu brings more than 10 years of industry experience to the electric school bus manufacturer.
Pruitt has been the subject of multiple ethics investigations. President Trump accepts his resignation while continuing to defend his work at the EPA.
The major engine manufacturer will purchase Efficient Drivetrains Inc., which is supplying powertrains for forthcoming electric school bus models.
The state earmarks $130 million for electric buses. The mitigation funding is expected to become available starting in early 2019.