The school bus manufacturer's Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley electric bus receives certification and eligibility for grant funding from two California agencies.
The new buses are part of the California Energy Commission's $94 million school bus replacement program to help pupil transportation providers replace more than 200 diesel school buses throughout the state.
Franklin Pierce Schools' new Blue Bird electric bus is part of the district’s effort to replace its fleet of diesel buses.
Equipment options ranging from three-unit air-conditioning systems to roof-mount and electric applications are designed to enhance reliability and cooling efficiency for school bus fleets.
The pilot program, which is backed by VW settlement funds, will evaluate the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of electric school bus operation in the state.
A group of U.S. Senators introduce the Clean School Bus Act, which would provide $2 million to replace diesel school buses with electric school buses, and fund charging infrastructure and training.
Chico Unified School District adds one electric school bus and Brawley Elementary School District receives three new electric buses.
West Fargo Public Schools’ new Blue Bird Vision electric bus can travel up to 120 miles between charges, and will recharge at the district’s onsite charging station.
Gov. Steve Sisolak signs a bill that now allows school districts to participate in a state funding program for 75% of the cost to install electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.
One bill would establish an electric school bus pilot program. Another would increase penalties for road rage crimes involving school buses.
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.
Lawmakers pass Senate Bill 299, which would make school districts eligible for funds covering 75% of the cost of buying electric buses or installing the charging infrastructure. The bill heads to the governor’s desk.
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.