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EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler.

EPA Accepting Applications for DERA School Bus Rebates Program

A new funding opportunity for public school bus fleets opened last week when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality...
Sign showing direction of closest electric charging station.

Virginia Earmarks $20M in VW Funds to Spur Electric School Bus Growth

Virginia school districts will be able to start applying for Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust funds early next year to upgrade diesel school buses to...
First Student said this electric bus being tested in Rochester, Minnesota, is the first step in the company’s evolution toward sustainability.

First Student Pilot Tests Electric School Bus in Minnesota

North America’s largest school bus contractor launched one of several new initiatives to test the feasibility of all-electric vehicles to transport students to and...
The Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley electric school bus with battery pack, thermal management software from Proterra. The bus was displayed at the ACT EXPO in Long Beach, California on April 26, 2019.

Michigan Welcomes First Electric School Buses

Seven school districts across the Wolverine State have used Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Fund money to acquire a total of 17 electric school buses. The...
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Largest Electric School Bus Deployment Ever of 1,000 Vehicles Set

Dominion Energy Virginia has announced plans for the largest electric school bus deployment in the U.S., with the aim of reducing emissions, providing cost...
The model-year 2017 Blue Bird Vision Propane school bus that was used by researchers last year.

University Study Claims Propane School Buses Outperform Diesel in Reducing NOx

A year-long study performed by the nonprofit Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions (CAFEE) at West Virginia University, and commissioned by the propane...
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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...

November 2019

Greg Jackson of Jefferson County Schools poses with a Blue Bird School Bus
Meet our 2019 Transportation Director of the Year, Greg Jackson, from Jefferson County Schools in Colorado. This...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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