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Why Invest in ‘Green’ School Buses

Editor's Note: Phil Horlock, president and CEO of Blue Bird, discusses alternative fuels in the STN July 2019 Issue. Below are his comments, “Why...

Cummins Offers Three Choices For VW Settlement Funds

It is hard to attend any trade show, technician training, or bus-related event without hearing the terms “VW Funding” at least 5 times. Multiple...
A Los Angeles electric school bus being charged. Interest in electric is expanding across the U.S.

Rising Fuel Costs = Alternative Energy

I am seriously feeling the pain at the gas pump. Are you feeling the same? If you are like me, you drive a fair...
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...
Fowler Unified bus

Fowler Unified in California Purchases Brand New Electric Bus

ABC 30 reported the students at Malaga Elementary school in Fresno, California are now riding in a brand-new Blue Bird electric school bus. The May...
The U.S. Department of Justice building in Washington, D.C.

German Automotive Manufacturer Fined for Role in Volkswagen Emissions Fraud

A federal court in Detroit sentenced a German company to pay a $35 million criminal penalty for its role in the Volkswagen diesel emissions...
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...

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...
propane filling

Texas School District is Replacing One-Fourth of its Fleet with Propane

Georgetown Independent School District (GISD) in Texas is purchasing 33 new school buses to replace its aging diesel fleet with propane-powered vehicles, reported Kxan. The...
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Alternative Fuels

Several school bus OEMs are switching to alternative fuel types, in an attempt to improve air quality for our students and potentially lower overall...

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...