Its A Gas! School Districts Look to Alt-Fuel Buses

Officials at KIPP Jacksonville Schools did not set out to establish two major milestones in student transportation this school year. They just wanted an efficient, cost-effective means of transporting the charter school’s growing student population.

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U.S. EPA, CARB Certify Blue Bird Gasoline Vision

Blue Bird announced that its Gasoline Vision school bus has received certification it exceeds the federal standard of 0.20 g/bhp-hr in nitrogen oxide emissions. EPA and the California Air Resources Board approved the bus last month.

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Detroit Unveils New DD8 Medium-Duty Engine

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and Detroit unveiled the new DD8 Medium-Duty Engine at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, presenting an eventual power option for school bus customers. 

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More Propane School Buses Headed to Pennsylvania

Two rural school districts in Monroe County, Pennsylvania and a third suburban district outside of Philadelphia are splitting more than a half-million dollars in state alternative-fuel funds to purchase new propane school buses.

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STN Webinar Shares Propane School Bus Experiences

The latest free webinar from School Transportation News, Propane Buses: The Smart Choice for Schools hosted by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), focused on the significant benefits of using propane autogas for schools in order to maximize efficiency, meet sustainability goals and increase profitability.

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Cummins Confirms Motorcoach Lineup for 2017

ST. LOUIS – Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has confirmed the engine lineup for the motorcoach market in 2017. The new L9TM continues the established legacy of the ISL9, and is available up to 380 hp (283 kW) with 1250 lb-ft torque (1695 Nm). The ISX12, is typically spec'd at 425 hp (317 kW) with either 1450 lb-ft (1966 N•m) or 1650 lb-ft torque (2237 Nm). Both the 9-liter L9 and 12-liter ISX12 are 2017 greenhouse gas (GHG) phase 1-compliant.

Alliance AutoGas Develops Propane Autogas Evacuation Pump

SWANNANOA, N.C. — Seven percent of all school buses now operate on propane autogas. Year over year school systems continue to adopt this alternative fuel to meet sustainability goals, reduce costs, and more importantly, eliminate harmful particulate matter emissions from the air students breathe. Due to the growing prevalence of autogas school buses, technicians are now being required to obtain specialized tools to safely service these autogas vehicles.