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Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
EPA Offers Another $7M in School Bus Rebates

Rebates for purchasing new school buses to replace older models range from $15,000 to $25,000 per bus.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042183/epa-offers-another-7m-in-school-bus-rebates
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Campaign raises $100K for electric school bus conversion

With a “crowdfunding” drive, ADOMANI raises funds that will go toward converting a diesel bus to an all-electric bus for Stockton (Calif.) Unified School...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10043510/campaign-raises-100k-for-electric-school-bus-conversion
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety
$23 Million Added for Clean Diesel Grants

The current DERA grant opportunity triples from $11 million to $34 million, and the application deadline is extended to July 5.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041759/23-million-added-for-clean-diesel-grants
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance
New apps estimate cost savings with propane

The Propane Education & Research Council’s calculator tools compare propane costs to those of conventional fuels like gasoline and diesel.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10043462/new-apps-estimate-cost-savings-with-propane
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Florida District Launches New Propane Fueling Station

Hillsborough County Public Schools can now fuel its growing fleet of propane school buses at its own facility.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042088/florida-district-launches-new-propane-fueling-station
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Bus, Chassis, and Engine Specifications 2016

Includes such information as bus classifications for each offering from the large and small school bus manufacturers, suspension type for chassis, and fuel...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/management/10117333/bus-chassis-and-engine-specifications-2016
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance
Clean diesel grant competition opens

EPA's National Clean Diesel Campaign is soliciting applications for about $32 million in funding for clean diesel activities with school buses and other...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10046233/clean-diesel-grant-competition-opens
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
California Agency Offers Grants for CNG, Propane School Buses

The program will provide funding to replace pre-1994 diesel school buses in Southern California.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041537/california-agency-offers-grants-for-cng-propane-school-buses
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Legal/Legislative, Maintenance, Management, Sustainability
A Shining Example of School Bus Pride

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.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009669/a-shining-example-of-school-bus-pride
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Technician Training Offered for Blue Bird Propane School Buses

The two-day workshop will cover maintenance of the Roush CleanTech propane autogas fuel system on Blue Bird Vision school buses.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041869/technician-training-offered-for-blue-bird-propane-school-buses
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety, Special Needs Transportation
Collins Bus Corp. launches new CNG Type A school bus

The school bus manufacturer has partnered with Westport on the bus, which features the Westport WiNG Power System, a dedicated natural gas fuel system. The...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10043775/collins-bus-corp-launches-new-cng-type-a-school-bus
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance
Laser cutters boost quality, efficiency at Thomas Built

The new equipment allows the school bus manufacturer to eliminate five other machines, reorganize work flow and reduce the average time it takes to...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10045448/laser-cutters-boost-quality-efficiency-at-thomas-built
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety, Special Needs Transportation
School Bus Fleet ConneX to Return in 2020

Next year’s event will bring school bus operators and suppliers to Scottsdale, Ariz., for roundtable discussions, one-on-one meetings, and other...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10040474/school-bus-fleet-connex-to-return-in-2020
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance
Oregon fleet sees success with propane in cold weather

Bend-La Pine Schools has replaced aging diesel buses with 53 propane Type C school buses, which officials say average 95% reliability.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10043444/oregon-fleet-sees-success-with-propane-in-cold-weather
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety, Special Needs Transportation
NAPT trade show: buses, components and more

New offerings that were on view and introduced during the show in Grand Rapids, Mich., include an all-electric school bus, a wheelchair retractor tie-down...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009981/napt-trade-show-buses-components-and-more
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance
New propane Type A unveiled

The Blue Bird Propane-Powered Micro Bird by Girardin will be offered for sale starting in July, with production beginning toward the end of this year,...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10046559/new-propane-type-a-unveiled
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Blue Bird employment up 44% in 4 years

The school bus manufacturer’s growth in all vehicle segments has led to an increase in its workforce, which is now over 1,600 employees.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10043456/blue-bird-employment-up-44-in-4-years
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety, Special Needs Transportation
Canadian Pupil Transportation Conference to Educate, Entertain Attendees

The biennial event will be held April 16 to 21 in Winnipeg. Sessions will cover such topics as Canadian standards, special needs, and alternative fuels.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042487/canadian-pupil-transportation-conference-to-educate-entertain-attendees
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
EPA Offers $40 Million in Diesel Emission Reduction Grants

For the new round of DERA funds, the EPA expects to make between 20 and 80 awards for projects to replace or retrofit older diesel vehicles, including...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041221/epa-offers-40-million-in-diesel-emission-reduction-grants
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
EPA awards $5.4M for diesel emission reductions in West

Several school bus-related projects are among those awarded grants to retrofit and replace old diesel vehicles and equipment.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042789/epa-awards-5-4m-for-diesel-emission-reductions-in-west
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance
Parker Hannifin debuts CNG fuel dispenser

The supplier introduced a complete industrial and fleet fuel dispensing solution for high-flow, high-cycle CNG applications to the North American market at...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10043728/parker-hannifin-debuts-cng-fuel-dispenser
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
3 Districts Honored for Propane School Bus Leadership

The first Leadership with Propane Autogas Awards go to school districts in Iowa, Texas, and Alabama.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042256/3-districts-honored-for-propane-school-bus-leadership
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Special Needs Transportation
Reminder: Send Your Best Shots for <I>SBF</i>’s Photo Contest

The competition is open to any kind of photo related to school transportation. The deadline is this Friday, June 10.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042467/reminder-send-your-best-shots-for-isbf-is-photo-contest
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
IC Bus emphasizes choices for customers

At the NAPT trade show, the school bus OEM showcases its various options for engine and transmission. Also, the company plans to add a gasoline engine...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042750/ic-bus-emphasizes-choices-for-customers
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
IC Bus Displays Gasoline School Bus at Oklahoma Show

The OEM showcases its gasoline-powered CE Series demonstration unit at the Oklahoma Association for Pupil Transportation conference.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041740/ic-bus-displays-gasoline-school-bus-at-oklahoma-show
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Legal/Legislative, Maintenance, Management, Sustainability
A Shining Example of School Bus Pride

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.

https://www.globalfleetmanagement.com/10009669/a-shining-example-of-school-bus-pride
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety, Special Needs Transportation
NCST Releases Revisions to 2015 Procedures

An electronic version of the National School Transportation Specifications and Procedures document that has revisions highlighted is available to state...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042498/ncst-releases-revisions-to-2015-procedures
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Roush Propane Engines Certified for Heavy-Duty Onboard Diagnostics

School buses powered by Roush CleanTech propane fuel systems with Ford 6.8L 2V and 3V engines are covered under the CARB HD-OBD certification.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041266/roush-propane-engines-certified-for-heavy-duty-onboard-diagnostics
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Illinois district grows propane school bus fleet

Olympia CUSD now has more than a third of its buses running on propane, which officials say is lowering operating costs and yielding other benefits.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042676/illinois-district-grows-propane-school-bus-fleet
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety, Special Needs Transportation
Blue Bird rallies in Fort Valley, ramps up business

Four years after consolidating large bus assembly at its central Georgia headquarters, Blue Bird has boosted efficiency and production capacity, and...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10009948/blue-bird-rallies-in-fort-valley-ramps-up-business
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Diesel Gallon Equivalent Standard Adopted for Natural Gas Sales

The National Conference on Weights and Measures approves the diesel gallon equivalent standard as a legally authorized method of sale for natural gas sold...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042278/diesel-gallon-equivalent-standard-adopted-for-natural-gas-sales
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety, Special Needs Transportation
8 Great Fleets in 2008

Family vision continues as bus company grows Birnie Bus Service, Rome, N.Y. It’s already been a long road for Tim Birnie, ow...

https://www.globalfleetmanagement.com/10010702/8-great-fleets-in-2008
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Thomas Built Reveals New Electric School Bus

At the NAPT conference, the manufacturer surprises attendees with a Saf-T-Liner C2 electric bus, which has a range of about 100 miles.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041494/thomas-built-reveals-new-electric-school-bus
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
EPA’s School Bus Rebate Program Returns

The agency is offering $20,000 per vehicle to replace older school buses and $6,000 for retrofits to reduce emissions.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041563/epas-school-bus-rebate-program-returns
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Utah District Equips 40 School Buses With Heat Recycling System

A $30,000 grant funds installation of Idle Free Heat technology on Granite School District buses.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041247/utah-district-equips-40-school-buses-with-heat-recycling-system
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance
Making CNG history

A long time ago in a small school district in Colorado, Stan Scheer spearheaded a groundbreaking move. Scheer, now superintendent of a California district,...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10046342/making-cng-history
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Anti-idling contest saves about $15,000 in fuel

Douglas County (Colo.) School District’s transportation department sponsored a competition between its west, east and north terminals to see which group...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10043712/anti-idling-contest-saves-about-15-000-in-fuel
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Thomas Built again steps up production, staff

The school bus manufacturer adds 50 new line positions and increases production levels in response to large orders from the state of North Carolina and...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10045401/thomas-built-again-steps-up-production-staff
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety
Court Approves VW Diesel Settlements

Part of the deal is $2.7 billion for a mitigation trust, which will fund emission reduction projects that can include school buses.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042119/court-approves-vw-diesel-settlements
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety
Arizona district named a ‘Fleet of the Year’ for emissions work

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality recognizes Apache Junction Unified School District based on the exemplary performance of the district’s...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10043511/arizona-district-named-a-fleet-of-the-year-for-emissions-work
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Boston Public Schools buys 86 propane buses

The district’s new Blue Bird propane school buses have a shorter 169-inch wheelbase and a 50-gallon tank to accommodate shorter runs.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10043065/boston-public-schools-buys-86-propane-buses
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance
Propane Council Releases New Video on Benefits to Texas District

The Propane Education & Research Council adds to its online "Straight Talk" series a video that showcases Northside Independent School District in San...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042078/propane-council-releases-new-video-on-benefits-to-texas-district
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Special Needs Transportation
First Priority named Trans Tech dealer for California, Nevada

In those two states, First Priority will offer sales and service for Trans Tech’s Type A school buses, including the all-electric eSeries.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10043049/first-priority-named-trans-tech-dealer-for-california-nevada
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
School buses make the rounds at Navistar’s new proving grounds

IC Bus school buses, as well as Navistar’s commercial trucks and military vehicles, will undergo testing at the company’s 668-acre site in New Carlisle,...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10043078/school-buses-make-the-rounds-at-navistars-new-proving-grounds
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Legal/Legislative, Maintenance, Management, Sustainability
A Shining Example of School Bus Pride

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.

https://www.chargedfleet.com/10009669/a-shining-example-of-school-bus-pride
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance
New Propane Filters Target Particulate Matter

Alliance AutoGas aligns with Donaldson Co. on a line of LPG filters designed to remove potentially harmful particulate matter and heavy ends from propane...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10042043/new-propane-filters-target-particulate-matter
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management
Thomas Built Buses Offers ‘Facts About Fuels’ Educational Materials

The school bus OEM’s new campaign presents information about various fuel options, focusing on advancements in diesel.

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10041397/thomas-built-buses-offers-facts-about-fuels-educational-materials
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety, Special Needs Transportation
<i>SBF</i> unveils redesigned Website

New, user-friendly layout is organized by targeted channels, which cover such pertinent topics as school bus safety, management and training, maintenance,...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10046870/isbf-i-unveils-redesigned-website
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance, Management, Safety, Special Needs Transportation
Bus, Chassis, and Engine Specifications 2017

Includes such information as bus classifications for each offering from the large and small school bus manufacturers, suspension type for chassis, and fuel...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/management/10117363/bus-chassis-and-engine-specifications-2017
Categories: Alternative Fuels, Maintenance
Thomas Built Buses Features 'Powering Possibilities' at NAPT

The school bus manufacturer will showcase key technological advancements in electric vehicle technology and the newest diesel engines at the...

https://www.schoolbusfleet.com/10040917/thomas-built-buses-features-powering-possibilities-at-napt


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