WASHINGTON DC — A 9 percent gain was posted in only one year for U.S. school buses that are running on new generation, low-emission diesel fuel, claims new data and analysis released today by the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF).
WHITE PLAINS NY — National Express, LLC, White Plains City School District, Con Edison, NYSERDA, The Lion Electric Co. and First Priority GreenFleet, announced yesterday the deployment of the first five all-electric Type C school buses in the state of New York, to White Plains, N.Y.
EAST LIBERTY, Ohio — Last week, Blue Bird school buses rolled out for the 2018 Blue Bird Experience tour at James A. Rhodes Conference Center at the Transportation Research Center (TRC), where school districts participated in educational sessions, ride-and-drives and more.
UPDATED — JUNE 21 — On Monday, June 18, the Paramus NJ school board voted to require its buses to be equipped with shoulder-restraint-style (three point) seat belts for buses it is planning to purchase, for an extra $5,300 per bus. The board also said it will request bids for retrofitting all of its current buses with the safer-style belts, northjersey.com reported.
LISLE IL — IC Bus announced today that Howard Bus Service (Ontario, Canada) has taken delivery of the first six CE Series gasoline-powered school buses.
“The opportunity to be among the first to operate an IC Bus gasoline school bus is an honor,” said Dale Howard, owner of Howard Bus Service. “In our experience, gasoline engines generally start easier, are more affordable and simpler to maintain than diesel engines. We are confident that the IC Bus CE Series gasoline-powered buses will help us provide our customer (with) the most economical, reliable and safe transportation.”
The gasoline-powered bus is designed to make ownership more affordable and to provide easier maintenance for school districts and contractors. It uses the purpose-built Power Solutions International’s (PSI) modern and highly-efficient 8.8L V8 gasoline engine, paired with commercial grade transmissions.
“IC Bus is proud to partner with Howard Bus Service to help them meet their transportation needs,” said Trish Reed, vice president and general manager, IC Bus. “Our customers want a choice in powertrain options. The CE Series gasoline-powered school bus is another example of how IC Bus is responding to market demand, by providing affordable and reliable engine offerings. With the start of a new school year approaching, this is an exciting time for our customers throughout North America who can count on their CE Series gasoline school buses to reliably and safely transport their students to and from school.”
Howard Bus Service has been transporting students safely to and from school since 1955. It has been a loyal IC Bus customer doing business with Leeds Transit since 1970, the very first IC Bus® dealer in Canada.
Navistar International Corp. (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, proprietary diesel engines, and IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses. An affiliate also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is at: www.Navistar.com
The legal troubles just continue to mount for former Durham School Services bus driver Johnthony Walker, 26, who was charged with one count of aggravated statutory rape, a Class D felony, after police were called to a disturbance at a residence in Nashville Davidson County, according to news accounts. Today, June 18, his court date was continued to Thursday, June 21, it was reported.
A civil grand jury in Marin County in northern California is urging the launch of a better-funded school bus program to serve more kindergarten through eighth grade students.