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.
Durham School Services will use the new propane buses to serve Waterbury (Conn.) Public Schools.
Educational Bus Transportation, which provides transportation services to Copiague Public Schools, supplies the bus, which has a range of up to 120 miles before it requires charging.
The first Leadership with Propane Autogas Awards go to school districts in Iowa, Texas, and Alabama.
North Kansas City School District purchases the new Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 CNG as a step toward converting its entire fleet to the alternative fuel.
The Vision Gen 4 Propane bus incorporates changes that enhance serviceability and reliability, according to the OEM.
At NSTA’s annual meeting, contractors discuss the potential benefits of new safety technologies — and the potential threat of Uber and other ride-sharing apps.
The station fuels Lodi Unified School District’s 54 CNG buses and serves as a backup for other fleets in the area.
As our sales numbers show, diesel still dominates the school bus market, but there’s growing interest in the alternatives.
Adomani receives letters of intent from nine school districts in California for 25 GreenPower Type C and Type A all-electric buses.
The districts get grants of up to $350,000 for electric Type C school buses and chargers for a pilot program in Massachusetts.
Since 2015, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, and Hillsborough County school districts have added 170 new Blue Bird Vision Propane buses and have seen lower emissions and savings in fuel and maintenance costs.
The technology is proven, and the buses offer cheaper operating costs as well as zero emissions. Still, with scarce funding in many states and extremely cold winter temperatures, will the vehicles gain traction in the school transportation market?