Three school districts have purchased a total of 17 Blue Bird Vision Propane buses.
The Missouri Propane Education and Research Council’s rebate to Student Transportation of America is for its purchase of 10 of the alternative-fuel buses. The council has committed $1 million to help school districts in the state transition from diesel to propane buses.
Henry County Schools' Blue Bird Vision propane buses are expected to emit 500 fewer pounds of particulate matter per year and about 19,000 fewer pounds of nitrogen oxide than the diesel buses they replaced.
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 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.
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