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.
As electric buses become a more feasible option for pupil transporters, operators in the U.S. and Canada are noting various benefits, including charging efficiency, fuel savings, and the need for consistent maintenance training.
The Propane Education and Research Council’s Volkswagen Trust Resource Center provides information on propane school buses and includes a state-by-state map with details on how to apply for Volkswagen settlement funds.
House Bill 1255 would establish the state’s Zero-Emission Vehicle School Bus Transition Grant Program to provide funding for electric school buses.
The state releases its final wave of the settlement funds, approving the purchase of 45 new school buses for rural districts and charter schools.
The state releases its third and fourth wave of settlement funds, approving the purchase of 67 new school buses for 35 school districts and charter schools.
The IC Bus vice president and general manager shares details on the manufacturer’s growing list of bus offerings and sales, and an anticipated increase in demand for safety technology.
Nearly $3.1 million of the state's $12.25 million share of VW settlement funds will go toward replacing aging diesel school and transit buses.
The state releases its second wave of the settlement funds, approving the purchase of 76 diesel and alternative-fuel schools buses for 22 school districts.
The state plans to use about a quarter of its Volkswagen settlement money to buy 142 new school buses in low-income communities.
The company concludes its three-day Road Show at an event in Los Angeles with educational sessions and a ride-and-drive of a Blue Bird Vision Propane school bus, among other propane-powered vehicles.
The state plans to use two-thirds of its Volkswagen settlement money to buy around 300 new school buses in low-income communities.
The state earmarks $130 million for electric buses. The mitigation funding is expected to become available starting in early 2019.