The statewide program offers $10 million for purchasing school buses powered by electricity, renewable diesel, natural gas, or propane.
At the Product Immersion Tour stop, transportation officials check out the latest offerings from Blue Bird, Micro Bird, and their component suppliers.
In an effort to reduce emissions, cut costs, and improve its fleet, Blue Springs School District has implemented a variety of changes, including a new CNG station, Wi-Fi on activity buses, and a stop-arm camera system.
Blue Springs School District also recently made a $1.2 million investment in fueling infrastructure for its compressed natural gas fleet.
The second-largest school district in the country places a big order of Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 CNG buses.
The district recently replaced the majority of its diesel fleet with 124 new CNG buses. Here, Director of Transportation Lon Waterman discusses the financial and environmental aspects of the decision.
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.
The National Conference on Weights and Measures approves the diesel gallon equivalent standard as a legally authorized method of sale for natural gas sold as motor fuel.
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.
SmartEfficiency focuses on improved uptime, reliability, and fuel economy, according to Cummins. The supplier's 2017 school bus engine lineup offers diesel and natural gas options.
The Vision Gen 4 Propane bus incorporates changes that enhance serviceability and reliability, according to the OEM.
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.