The school bus manufacturer delivers more than a dozen propane-powered buses to Newport News (Va.) Public Schools and North Penn School District in Lansdale, Pa.
The mulit-dispenser charging solution enables automated, sequential vehicle charging with up to four dispensers per power control system.
Electric buses, onboard technology, seat belts, and illegal passing were key points of discussion on the first full day.
The electric school bus manufacturer’s second educational facility is located in Green Island. Lion launched its first Experience Center in Sacramento, Calif., last fall.
Charge times, cost, and fleet size are important factors to take into account when planning how best to integrate electric buses into a fleet.
The agency will award selected applicants $15,000 to $20,000 per bus for scrapping and replacement. The deadline to apply is Oct. 30.
Acquiring electric buses and the requisite infrastructure can have the unintended consequence of having more kids riding on older buses, generating higher overall fleet emissions, due to cutbacks on the basic turnover of the existing fleet.
The Thomas Built Buses executive discusses the school bus’s vital role in education, his role in bringing a game-changing bus to the market, and pupil transportation’s opportunity to be a clean energy leader with electric buses.
Triad Community Unit School District #2 will receive a $650,000 grant for the purchase of three electric school buses and charging infrastructure.
As the hustle and bustle of the new school year ramps up, remember to take a minute to slow down and breathe.
School districts in Ann Arbor, Gaylord, Kalamazoo, Oxford, Roseville, Three Rivers, and Zeeland will receive a total of $4.2 million to purchase 17 new electric school buses.
The power and energy company’s electric school bus program would add 50 buses to its Virginia service territory by the end of 2020, and then possibly 1,000 buses to the area by 2025.
Bellwether Education Partners’ reports address issues that are shaping student transportation: school choice, greener alternatives, and safety issues associated with various modes of transportation taken to and from school.