CARB & States Sue EPA Over GHG Emissions Standards

LONG BEACH, CALIF. — The California Air Resources Board, 17 U.S. states and D.C. filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for loosening greenhouse gas emission regulations in what the suit calls an “arbitrary and capricious” violation of the Clean Air Act.

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Blue Bird School Bus Event Draws School District Decision Makers

SELMA, TEXAS — Iconic Blue Bird school buses converged at the Retama Race Track for the “Blue Bird Experience.” Selma-based Blue Bird dealership, Rush Bus Centers, hosted the event, which showcased Blue Bird’s industry-leading range of school buses to local district transportation directors and decision makers. Attendees had the opportunity to ride and drive all of the Blue Bird buses at the event, and experience the latest in school bus technology.

School Buses Vie for $40M in National Clean Diesel Grants

Older diesel-powered school buses are among the vehicles eligible for the latest round of Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to purchase newer, reduced emissions vehicles, or to add emissions and idle reduction devices.

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Thomas Built Buses Invests Millions to Further Cut Carbon Footprint

HIGH POINT, N.C. — In 2011, Thomas Built Buses became the first school bus manufacturer to achieve zero-waste-to-landfill operations, which means that everything received or produced by the company is used, reused, recycled or sold, and nothing is sent to the landfill. This commitment decreases waste from more than 1,100 pounds per bus to zero waste being shipped to landfills. Now Thomas Built Buses is expanding its vibrant eco program with a $3 million investment in energy-saving initiatives over the next two to three years.