The donation recognizes Elk Grove USD’s addition of propane school buses to its fleet.
The program will provide funding to replace pre-1994 diesel school buses in Southern California.
Crittenden County School District switches 11 buses in its fleet from diesel to propane as part of a state pilot and saves more than $63,000 over two years.
School districts can qualify for $5,000 grants for newly purchased propane-powered CE Series school buses.
Fulton County Schools’ new Blue Bird buses are also equipped with three-point belts.
The school bus OEM’s strategic partnership with Agility Fuel Solutions follows Agility’s acquisition of CleanFuel USA’s assets.
The engine is certified to the optional low nitrogen oxide (NOx) level of 0.05 g/bhp-hr. It is available in Blue Bird Type C buses and class 4 to 7 vehicles.
Gayaldo, who worked her way up from secretary to director, will step down from her role at Elk Grove USD after more than 30 years in pupil transportation.
VW settlement and other funds converge with increasing progress, availability, and demonstrated efficiency of alternative-fuel school buses, making now the time to seek out myriad grant opportunities.
The interactive tool from the Propane Education & Research Council shows how many propane school buses are in operation in each state.
Fuel choices, school reform, and the ongoing driver shortage are hot topics at School Bus eXchange 2017.
The two-day workshop will cover maintenance of the Roush CleanTech propane autogas fuel system on Blue Bird Vision school buses.
At the start of 2017, U.S. school districts were operating more than 12,000 propane buses, according to figures from the Propane Education & Research Council.