The school bus manufacturer will showcase key technological advancements in electric vehicle technology and the newest diesel engines at the association’s trade show on Tuesday.
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.
The state plans to use two-thirds of its Volkswagen settlement money to buy around 300 new school buses in low-income communities.
Pruitt has been the subject of multiple ethics investigations. President Trump accepts his resignation while continuing to defend his work at the EPA.
Seventeen school districts in the state get rebates of up to $15,000 per bus from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.
The state earmarks $130 million for electric buses. The mitigation funding is expected to become available starting in early 2019.
The new diesel engine will power a Saf-T-Liner HDX school bus that the OEM will showcase next month.
More than 110 transportation personnel and school officials attend the Ohio stop of the OEM’s tour, which offers educational sessions and ride-and-drives.
Four school bus operators from four states find common ground in dealing with driver shortage, tapping into the benefits of GPS and video cameras, and assessing fuel options. For the most part, they’re sticking with diesel for now, but one is seeing success with an electric bus.
Diesel has long been the foremost fuel when it comes to large school buses, but there was a noteworthy shift in 2017 as gasoline Type C school buses came into the picture. Propane was the most popular alternative fuel.
The U.S. average diesel price is up to $3.17 per gallon, the highest point since December 2014. Gasoline has also been on the rise.
Over 40 school districts in Southern California will soon each receive up to 15 CNG and propane school buses to replace pre-1994 diesel school buses.
The New York State Bus Distributors Association recommends including all viable clean-engine technologies in a replacement program.