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The Great Divide on Going Green

Some things take time. Whether it be the acceptance of the newest technological widget that promises to make your life easier or a new way to fuel your fleet, opinions…
  • Last modified on Friday, 20 April 2018 15:40

New Diesel Engines Emit Far Less Pollutants, Says Report

Diesel bus and truck engines manufactured since the EPA began mandating heavy-duty, on-highway emissions rules are much cleaner than originally expected, according to a study released today by two non-profit…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 17:45

Federal Clean Diesel Grants Helping Out in Ohio

EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson visited with Ohio state officials last week and announced $5 million was coming their way for clean diesel projects, including more than $1 million for…
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NSTA Asks for $9.5 Million from EPA in Clean Diesel Grants

The National School Transportation Association is seeking $9.5 million in diesel emission reduction grants on behalf of its 13 member companies that contract private school bus service for school districts.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 14:10

NHTSA Final Rule Enhances Passenger Vehicle Roof Strength

While school buses have had reinforced roofs to better secure occupants in the event of rollover crashes since the mid-1970s, other passenger vehicles such as vans and Suburbans utilized in…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 31 May 2018 12:53

Blue Bird Wins Alt Fuel Award for Propane Vision

The Alternative Fuel Vehicle Institute in April recognized Blue Bird Corporation’s dedicated propane Type C Vision with the 2009 Oxygen Award for emissions reductions it has brought to school districts…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 18:28

No Hydrogen for You! Feds Dump Plans for Alt Fuel

Three months after Congress received a report that noted obstacles remained to hydrogen fuel cells being a viable option for school buses, the U.S. Department of Energy went one step…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 18:32

A ‘John Wayne Dude’

STN EXPO Keynote Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré calls it like he sees it regarding the role of school buses in local, national emergency preparedness.
  • Last modified on Saturday, 02 June 2018 21:42

EPA Releases $88.2 Million From Stimulus for Diesel Clean Up

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released $88.2 million for diesel emissions reduction projects to environmental agencies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the agency announced.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 18:33

School Bus Telematics and Funding: The Chicken or the Egg?

What comes first for school bus transporters? School bus telematics and the potential cost savings from a host of high-tech tracking and data collection options? Or initial funding, which is…
  • Last modified on Friday, 27 April 2018 00:11

Barriers Remain to Hydrogen Fuel Cell School Buses

Despite success in the past year of increasing the durability of hydrogen fuel cells, a U.S. Department of Energy report released last month indicates that substantial challenges remain in terms…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 18:31

Asleep at the Wheel?

We have all either suffered from it or tossed and turned in bed trying to ignore it — that loud, cavernous snore that seems to come from deep within yourself…
  • Last modified on Saturday, 02 June 2018 21:51