Monday, Oct. 2, became the “Trust Effective Date” for the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. Now, states have 60 days to elect to become beneficiaries.
The agency is offering $20,000 per vehicle to replace older school buses and $6,000 for retrofits to reduce emissions.
The medium-duty diesel engine is expected to boost fuel economy, reliability, and serviceability, according to the manufacturer.
A public workshop will seek input on the state’s use of its $423 million share of the VW diesel settlement funding.
The 2018 B6.7N engine is rated up to 240 horsepower/560 lb-ft. torque. It can run on CNG, LNG, or RNG.
Fulton County Schools’ new Blue Bird buses are also equipped with three-point belts.
Transportation provider Schmitty & Sons collaborates with two electricity cooperatives to deploy an all-electric school bus this fall.
The current DERA grant opportunity triples from $11 million to $34 million, and the application deadline is extended to July 5.
The Cummins B4.5, B6.7, and L9 engine platforms are compatible with paraffinic renewable diesel fuels meeting the EN 15940 specification.
Thomas Built Buses is now offering a feature called Diesel Particulate Filter Temperature Stabilization, aka “Stay Warm,” on its buses with Cummins diesel engines.
North Kansas City Schools is reportedly the first school district to win the ACT Expo’s Transit and Mobility award for sustainable transportation.
Lee’s Summit’s purchase of Thomas Built C2 CNG buses continues the district’s conversion of its fleet to compressed natural gas.
Congress’ new appropriations bill for fiscal year 2017 includes $60 million for EPA’s clean diesel grant program.