San Antonio Independent School District plans to replace 19 diesel school buses with the funds from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Chris Llewellyn, divisional maintenance manager for Pacific Western Transportation, discusses how the company has seen lowered fuel costs and reduced emissions from running the largest propane-powered fleet in Canada, as well as minimal technician shortage.
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.
Customized fueling stations, fuel removal systems, and scheduled EV charging are some of the latest alt-fueling options dedicated to enhancing the efficiency and productivity of pupil transportation.
Whether your buses run on propane, CNG, biodiesel, or electricity, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Station Locator can help find the appropriate fueling station.
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 Propane Education and Research Council’s Volkswagen Trust Resource Center provides information on propane school buses and includes a state-by-state map with details on how to apply for Volkswagen settlement funds.
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 state releases its final wave of the settlement funds, approving the purchase of 45 new school buses for rural districts and charter schools.
The manufacturer of the Synapse 72 electric school bus expects the move to bring new exposure and access to a larger base of retail and institutional investors in the U.S. and internationally.
The transportation company teams up with Spokane Public Schools to roll out new propane-powered school buses that will be used to service the district’s special-needs bus routes.