Green Bus

GAO Report on Alternative Fuel Transit Buses Cites Higher Costs, Reduced Reliability

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Improving air quality in urban areas, the US General Accounting Office notes, has been a long-standing national objective but achieving it comes at a steep cost to transporters. The GAO published its "Mass Transit Use of Alternative Fuels in Transit Buses" report, confirming what many have said for years: alternative fuels marginally improve air quality but the cost to purchase, operate and maintain those vehicles is lofty.

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School Bus Manufacturer Assails Anti-Diesel Report

LOS ANGELES -- The report on diesel emissions released by the Natural Resources Defense Council is fundamentally flawed, according to the manufacture of Green Diesel TechnologyT buses, International Truck and Engine Corporation.

 

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Supreme Court to Rule on SCAQMD Ruling on Clean Diesel

WASHINGTON, DC -- It isn't often that the U.S. Supreme Court decides a case that directly impacts the school bus industry. But on April 28 - coincidently the same day a coalition of school bus interests was meeting with congressional delegations in the same city - the court handed down a decision that, although not directly impacting pupil transportation, has the potential of affecting pupil transportation broadly and deeply, albeit temporarily.

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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 of both cost and durability before it is ready for the commercial school bus market.

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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 health research organizations.

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White Paper Shares Tips for Improving Fuel Economy

RENO, Nev. — During the “Green is …” 15th STN EXPO Trade Show, it was fitting IC Bus released a white paper on how school bus operators can realize up to 70 percent increases in fuel economy.
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