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Zero Emissions School Buses Make Cents

The modern availability of products, services, and training, makes it entirely possible to successfully and cost-effectively integrate electric school buses into a district fleet. An...
Gov. Jay Inslee sits in the new all-electric Blue Bird school bus.

Washington School District Purchases its First All-Electric School Bus

On Monday, June 17, Franklin Pierce School District (FPS) unveiled the state of Washington’s first all-electric school bus. The Blue Bird vehicle fits right...
Sign showing direction of closest electric charging station.

Senate Bill Seeks to Replace Diesel School Buses with Electric

A partisan bill introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Kamala Harris would authorize $2 million to pay the incremental cost of replacing diesel...
West Fargo Public Schools unveiled the first all-electric school bus in North Dakota. (Photo courtesy of Luke Hellier, Coalition for a Secure Energy Future.)

North Dakota’s First All-Electric School Bus Unveiled

West Fargo Public Schools recently unveiled its first all-electric school bus, the first to be built by a U.S. manufacturer and deployed in the...
Parked electric school buses.

Calif. District Adds to Largest Fleet of Electric School Buses

Twin Rivers Unified School District in Sacramento, California unveiled nine new electric school buses with another 10 on the way, as it expands its...
Emissions from the tailpipe of a school bus.

Can School Bus Emissions Retrofits Improve Student Test Scores?

A new Georgia State University study claims that retrofitting school buses with emissions-reduction equipment can not only save money and improve air quality but...
Driver's cockpit in an electric school bus.

Nevada Law Boosts Funds for Electric School Buses & Infrastructure

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed legislation that extends a higher rate of reimbursement to school districts for purchasing electric school buses or adding...
Name plate at EPA headquarters

EPA Sets New Diesel Emissions Reduction Act School Bus Rebates

Christmas arrived early for 145 school bus fleets in 43 states and territories that received new Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding. The U.S. Environmental...
Sign showing direction of closest electric charging station.

Report: Using VW Money to Purchase Diesel Buses is a ‘Wasted Opportunity’

A new report from two environmental research organizations concludes that most states are grossly under-using the $3 billion Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund to...
Roger Nielsen of Daimler Trucks North America

ACT Expo Debates Electric Versus Alt Fuels for Commercial Vehicles

Roger M. Nielsen, president and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, headlined the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo this week and proclaimed the arrival...

September 2019

This technology issue covers onboard tablets, disruptions in the industry, new emerging technology and the industry’s Super...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

Find the latest vehicle production data, state student ridership and budget reports, industry trends and contact information...