The new buses for Suffolk Transportation and Bay Shore Union Free School District are part of the first production line series of electric models from Blue Bird.
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.
Bullet Proof Diesel's EGR coolers feature H-Core technology that allows for the natural expansion and contraction of cooling tubes inside the cooler.
The two states are offering funding for low-emission, alt-fuel school buses. Florida is also providing funding for electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
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 school bus manufacturer's Saf-T-Liner C2, which is equipped with the Detroit DD5 engine, is designed to provide a lower total cost of ownership and reduce consumption of both diesel fuel and diesel exhaust fluid.
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.
Bullet Proof Diesel’s line of EGR coolers are now available for Cummins ISB, ISC, ISL, QSL, and L9 engine platforms.
Chico Unified School District adds one electric school bus and Brawley Elementary School District receives three new electric buses.
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.
The latest round of DERA funding will be used to replace 473 school buses in 43 states or territories.
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