The state's third round of Volkswagen settlement funding will be used to reimburse public school districts for the purchase of new electric school buses, charging infrastructure, and propane buses.
As the hustle and bustle of the new school year ramps up, remember to take a minute to slow down and breathe.
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.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools says that with the addition of the alternative-fuel buses, it will be using more propane buses than any other school district in the state.
Kansas City Public Schools adds 155 propane buses and Harris County School District received 11 new diesel school buses.
In research conducted by West Virginia University’s Center for Alternative Fuels Engines and Emissions, distance-specific nitrogen oxide emissions measured from propane buses were about 95% less than those measured from diesel buses.
Kobussen Buses Ltd. and Oshkosh Area School District donate the use of some of their propane school buses to transport attendees for the Experimental Aircraft Association’s AirVenture event.
The new Saf-T-Liner C2 propane bus comes equipped with the Driveforce 8.8L LPG engine, which offers high torque for hill-climbing power while maintaining lower engine speeds.
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.
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.
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.