The bus, which is now available for purchase, features an engine that is 90% cleaner than the national emissions standard, according to Roush CleanTech.
Nearly $13 million of the state’s $64.8 million in mitigation plan funds will go toward replacing aging diesel school buses with new diesel-powered, electric, or other alt-fuel buses.
The California Energy Commission will award up to $78.7 million to replace aging buses, $13 million for electric vehicle infrastructure, and $2.4 million for CNG fueling infrastructure.
The partners have reportedly deployed more than 16,000 propane, CNG, and gasoline-powered school buses since 2012.
Over 40 school districts in Southern California will soon each receive up to 15 CNG and propane school buses to replace pre-1994 diesel school buses.
The New York State Bus Distributors Association recommends including all viable clean-engine technologies in a replacement program.
The new facility features a 15,000 square foot service area, including a paint booth and specialized bays to service CNG vehicles.
The alternative-fuel technology supplier promotes a handful of staff members in key leadership positions. Todd Mouw is the new president of Roush CleanTech.
A $0.50 per gallon credit for propane and natural gas and an alt-fuel infrastructure incentive are among tax provisions retroactively applied to last year.
The program will provide funding to replace pre-1994 diesel school buses in Southern California.
The 2018 B6.7N engine is rated up to 240 horsepower/560 lb-ft. torque. It can run on CNG, LNG, or RNG.
A recent visit to a Southern California school district revealed the pride that the transportation team takes in their work, their fleet, and their facility.
Gayaldo, who worked her way up from secretary to director, will step down from her role at Elk Grove USD after more than 30 years in pupil transportation.