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Students exit a Maine school bus. (Wikipedia Commons)

Maine Bill Calls for Increased Funding of Electric School Buses

Adam Mayo is cautiously optimistic about the promise of electric school buses. The director of transportation for Maine School Administrative District 75, located about half-way...

EPA Awards DERA Grant to New Mexico to Cut Diesel Emissions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $476,330 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant to the New Mexico Environmental Department to cut emissions...
Propane fuel tank underneath a school bus.

EPA Seeks Comments on Standardizing Heavy-Duty NOx Emissions Nationwide

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is ramping up its efforts to target harmful emissions from heavy-duty commercial vehicles with an advanced notice of proposed...
Temple ISD received eight new diesel IC school buses. Photo courtesy of Amy Scopac.

Temple ISD Receives Eight New School Buses with Texas Grant Funding

Temple Independent School District, located in between Dallas and Austin, purchased eight new diesel school buses with funding from the Texas Commission on Environmental...
Emissions from the tailpipe of a school bus.

Connecticut Awards $1.7M in VW Money for New School Buses

Three school bus contractors that operate in Connecticut are sharing over $1.7 million in Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Funds to acquire 31 new school buses...
GreenPower unveiled its Synapse 72 all-electric school bus on Oct. 5, 2017 in downtown Vancouver and conducted demonstration rides for local schools.

GreenPower Delivers First Electric School Buses to Southern California Districts

Canadian-based GreenPower Motor Company, Inc. announced in its quarterly earnings update that it has delivered its first two zero-emission Synapse 72 electric school buses...
A electric school bus being charged. Interest in electric is expanding across the U.S.

Florida Officials Share Strategy for Introducing Electric, Alternative-Fuel School Buses

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is in the first phase of replacing older diesel buses with electric or alternative fuel school buses in...
The EPA building in Washington, D.C.

Latest EPA National DERA Grants Application Process Set to Begin

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the upcoming availability of about $44 million in national grants provided by the Diesel Emission Reduction...

EPA Awards New Grant to Retrofit, Replace 24 Oregon School Buses

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $5.6 million in support for clean diesel projects throughout the Pacific Northwest, including a nearly half-million dollars...
The four new Blue Bird Vision all-electric buses arrive at Bay Shore School District. Photo by Krystyna M. Baumgartner, public relations specialist at Bay Shore School District.

EPA Grant Brings 4 Blue Bird Electric School Buses to New York District

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a clean diesel grant of $695,509 to the Bay Shore Union Free School District on New York’s...

March 2020

This month’s issue features articles about securing wheelchairs on school buses, student tracking and contracting out transportation...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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