The state releases its first round of Volkswagen settlement funds, approving the purchase of 82 new school buses for 16 school districts.
Biodiesel can lower the risks of harmful emissions while decreasing costs and simplifying fueling for school bus fleets.
The school bus manufacturer's Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley electric bus receives certification and eligibility for grant funding from two California agencies.
The new buses are part of the California Energy Commission's $94 million school bus replacement program to help pupil transportation providers replace more than 200 diesel school buses throughout the state.
Chico Unified School District adds one electric school bus and Brawley Elementary School District receives three new electric buses.
The State Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy awarded the districts $626,573 in grants to purchase a total of 28 new school buses.
Whether members are interested in idling reduction, upgrading to newer and cleaner diesel engines, or need help moving to alternate fuels, the National School Transportation Association can help in a variety of ways.
As electric buses become a more feasible option for pupil transporters, operators in the U.S. and Canada are noting various benefits, including charging efficiency, fuel savings, and the need for consistent maintenance training.
The bus, which is now available for purchase, features an engine that is 90% cleaner than the national emissions standard, according to Roush CleanTech.
The latest round of DERA funding will be used to replace 473 school buses in 43 states or territories.
House Bill 1255 would establish the state’s Zero-Emission Vehicle School Bus Transition Grant Program to provide funding for electric school buses.
The electric power holding company's proposal to the North Carolina Utilities Commission would help fund the adoption of electric school buses and electric public transportation, and would lead to almost 2,500 new charging stations across the state.
The school bus manufacturer shows its Blue Bird Vision Propane bus at the Atlanta Science Festival to educate students about the bus's technology.