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Train-School Bus Crashes

There have been at least 166 train-school bus collisions known to have occured between 1902 and 2015, the most recent on record occuring in Larimore, North Dakota, where a freight…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 30 May 2018 11:57

Emission Standards

Governmental vehicle emission standards began in 1959 in California. The federal government became involved eight years later as Congress passed the Air Quality Act of 1967, which designated air quality…
  • Last modified on Friday, 20 April 2018 16:27

Fuel & Environmental Web Resources

Alternative Fuels Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicle Data Center Energy Smart Schools Gas Technology Institute Green Diesel Technology National Biodiesel Board National Renewable Energy Laboratory Natural Gas Vehicle for America…
  • Last modified on Friday, 11 May 2018 09:04

Government, Scholarly Emissions Reports and Studies

Advanced Collaborative Emissions Study - Phase 1, June 2009 Clean Air Task Force A Multi-City Investigation of the Effectiveness of Retrofit Emissions Controls in Reducing Exposures to Particulate Matter in…
  • Last modified on Friday, 11 May 2018 09:06

The Great Debate

The issue of whether or not to install seat belts in large school buses has been a matter of public policy debate for more than a quarter century. A handful…
  • Last modified on Saturday, 02 June 2018 22:54

School Bus Seat Belts Web Resources

Presented below are links to Web pages devoted to seat belts in motor vehicle transportation and in school buses. Final Rules: School Bus Passenger Seating and Crash Protection: Seating Systems,…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 11 October 2018 13:35

Compartmentalization

What does compartmentalization mean? The term is at the heart of the Great Seat Belt Debate. It was coined during the 1967 and 1972 Series 1 and Series 2 "School…
  • Last modified on Saturday, 02 June 2018 22:58

School Bus Seat Belts

Why don't large school buses have seat belts like cars do? Many parents are worried about the contradiction between the need to use seat belts and child passenger seats in…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 07 June 2018 15:53

Socal School Districts Receive Largest Replacement Grant

DIAMOND BAR, Calif. — Los Angeles Unified School District will replace 260 of its oldest diesel buses with new CNG and propane vehicles following a $43 million vehicle replacement grant…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 15:43

New Propane Yard Unveiled for LAUSD Buses

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Some students in the San Fernando Valley will soon be boarding school buses powered by propane, and School Transportation of America maintenance staff and drivers located…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 15:48

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…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 15:50

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