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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.
BERKELEY, Calif. -- The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) and Coalition for clear Air published a report, No Breathing in the Aisles: Diesel Exhaust Inside School Buses, that charges "children who ride a diesel school bus may be exposed to up to four times more toxic diesel exhaust than someone traveling in a car directly in front of it."
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.
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.
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.
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.