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Propane school buses enjoy huge adoption increase in past five years

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Propane school buses have enjoyed tremendous national adoption in just the last five years alone, and that should only increase with the passage into...

Manchester Transit Authority launches propane school buses

On Thursday, August 13th, Jessica Wilcox, Coordinator for New Hampshire’s (NH) Granite State Clean Cities Coalition (GSCCC), donned a mask and headed to Manchester...
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Propane school buses for New Mexico’s 2020-2021 school year

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MORIARTY, N.M. (February 19, 2020) — In a partnership with the New Mexico Public Education Department, Los Lunas Public Schools, Magdalena Municipal School District...
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Propane school buses dramatically decrease harmful emissions

West Virginia university study finds domestically produced alternative fuel, like the fuel found in propane school buses, are proven to lower nitrogen oxides and...
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Propane school buses save school district money

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District: Chenango Forks Central School DistrictIndustry: EducationLocation: Binghamton, New YorkVehicles: 2014 – 2019 Blue Bird Propane Vision, Type C school buses (17)Fueling: On-site propane...

Propane school bus: easy maintenance, reduced costs

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Propane autogas provides the lowest total cost-of- ownership compared with other fuels. Each Blue Bird propane school bus can save up to $3,000 per...

How propane autogas buses transform schools

Schools are choosing propane autogas school buses for two key reasons. Their low total cost-of-ownership compared with electric or diesel saves more money for...
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FLEETFIX: School district invests in propane buses and station

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Challenge Henry County School’s concern with bus maintenance requirements led the district to replace an aging diesel fleet with emissions-reducing propane autogas buses. District:       ...
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An additional 155 school buses run on propane in Kansas City

An additional 155 emission-reducing, economical school buses run on propane in a Missouri school district. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Aug. 12, 2019) — Students returning to...
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Thomas Built Buses rolls out new propane autogas school bus

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Thomas Built Buses Inc. has introduced the Saf-T-Liner C2 propane autogas school bus equipped with the new Driveforce 8.8L LPG engine, produced by Powertrain...

FLEETFIX: Oak Harbor Public Schools’ propane buses

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Pop quiz: why are more school districts making the shift to propane autogas as their fuel of choice for school buses? Answer: Propane autogas is...

Fun at Florida State Fairgrounds with clean fuel school buses

Tampa Bay Clean Cities Coalition partnered with Florida Transportation Systems (FTS) and Blue Bird Corporation to host the Clean Fuel School Bus Expo at...

Is propane autogas right for your fleet?

Each of us has personally felt the pain at the pump in recent months when it comes to filling up our tank. But for...

OPINION: Propane fueling back to school season

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Back to school season has many parents and school transportation directors figuring out the particulars of school bus stop locations and bus schedules. It is...

Propane & Small Engines: What do they have in common?

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Both propane and small combustion engines were introduced into the U.S. market in the early 1900s. Walter Snelling is credited for introducing propane as...

East Baton Rouge school system transitioning to cleaner school buses

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After the August 2016 floods wiped out about 110 school buses in East Baton Rouge Parish, the school system seized the opportunity to transition...

South Shore Clean Cities brings first electric school bus to Indiana

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Carmel, IN — Carmel Clay Schools on June 24 welcomed the first all-electric school bus to Indiana, project partners announced. This is a part...
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U.S. Postal Service contractor to use propane-fueled Ford trucks

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USPS contractor McAbee Trucking purchased eight propane fueled Ford F-750 delivery trucks that are contracted for parcel delivery routes between USPS locations in North...
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Why are we still putting our kids in diesel buses?

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Diesel buses put asthma-sufferers at risk Nearly ten percent of American children have asthma. Think about that for a moment: almost one in ten of...
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Propane VS diesel: Why fleets should make the switch

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Propane vs diesel? Well, more and more school districts are choosing propane autogas service as a cleaner, more reliable fuel to power their buses....
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Top 5 benefits of propane autogas buses

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With August in full swing, kids across the country are embarking on another school year. As of last year, more than 900,000 students across...
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Study proves propane buses lower harmful NOx emissions

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With back to school time happening across the country, it was exciting to read the recent headline, “West Virginia University Study Finds Propane School...
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Student test scores improve with low emissions buses

Article Written by: Ty Tagami, The Atlanta Journal Constitution For decades, schools have put their students on buses that belch diesel fumes, despite mounting evidence...

State EPA funds in Tennessee help put propane on the road

East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition met with the vehicle maintenance manager at Clarksville-Montgomery County School System Bus Facilities to talk about their switch to...

CNG school bus offered by Blue Bird to reduce emissions

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School districts and transportation contractors can now purchase buses fueled by compressed natural gas that are 90 percent cleaner than the national emissions standard,...

Top 3 maintenance tips for propane vehicles

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Automotive technicians don’t need to worry when they hear the word “propane.” Aside from a few differences, propane autogas vehicles are much like gasoline-fueled...

OPINION: Take propane beyond your summer barbecues

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Most of us only work with propane when we exchange a tank for use in our outdoor grills. But a growing number of vehicles...

South Shore Clean Cities, partners unveil new Dunes Learning Center propane bus

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PORTER, INDIANA — Dunes Learning Center and its partners on Friday unveiled a new propane-powered school bus for use in transporting students participating in...

Alabama is on-board with propane autogas

Propane autogas is not an alternative fuel of the future; it’s a clean, domestically produced, cost-effective choice for right here, right now. At a...
The Blue Bird Vision Propane school bus leads the alt-fuel school bus market in sales.

CARB-certified propane engine in Blue Bird buses has lowest NOx in the market

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ROUSH CleanTech has developed the first propane autogas engine available in class 4-7 vehicles and Blue Bird Type C buses certified to the optional...
A Blue Bird Vision bus powered by Liquefied Propane Gas (LPG). There are over 10,500 Blue Bird Vision Propane buses in operation across North America.

Four myths about “clean” diesel school buses

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Fiction: Diesel is clean and has the lowest carbon footprint over the operational life of a school bus. Fact: Modern diesel emissions are much cleaner...

OPINION: Transportation and its important role in climate disasters

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Approximately 24.6 million people live in transit deserts across 200 metro areas, and more than one million households live without a car in rural...

OPINION: Looking back on a year of record sustainable transportation success

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2021 is a year that will not soon be forgotten. While many are eager to rip that final page off the calendar, those of us...

South Shore Clean Cities, members awarded $8.9 million in Indiana Volkswagen grants

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ST. JOHN, INDIANA — South Shore Clean Cities and its members were awarded $8.9 million in Indiana Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund grants funds...

OPINION: Support domestic fuels this Independence Day

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Flipping the calendar to July always brings with it the excitement and anticipation of the July 4 Independence Day holiday. I consider myself a pretty...
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Greater Indiana Clean Cities names Clean Fleet Award winners

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INDIANAPOLIS, March 4, 2020 – Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition (Greater Indiana) announced the 2020 Clean Fleet Award winners at its Annual Awards Reception...
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In praise of the women leading the charge for sustainability

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A woman’s ability to multitask never ceases to amaze me. The women in my life, including my wife Lorrie, have a lot on their...

South Shore Clean Cities celebrating 20th anniversary

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CROWN POINT, INDIANA — South Shore Clean Cities (SSCC) is celebrating 20 years this month and its leaders are taking a look back on...

Innovation Expo 2019 set for Madison for Transportation

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MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Clean Cities is partnering with Alliant Energy and the City of Madison for a first-of-its-kind, one-day sustainable transportation conference and...

Turn lemons into lemonade with VW funding

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We’ve been hearing about the $2.9 billion from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust (EMT) Fund for so long that folks were wondering if and...

State of Sustainable Fleets report finds fleets are accelerating use of clean vehicles

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. – May 9, 2022 – In the third annual State of Sustainable Fleets Market Brief, released today, transportation fleets continued to...

Blue Bird unveils electric vehicle platform at 2022 ACT Expo

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MACON, Ga., May 10, 2022 – Blue Bird Corporation, the leader in electric and low-emission school buses, today unveiled a unique Class 5-6 electric...

Funding for change: An inside look into North Carolina’s VW Mitigation Plan

Since 2015, Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal has held its place as a topic of conversation among individuals, environmentalists, governments and the transportation industry. Triangle...

SPONSORED: The environmental benefits of autogas

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As rising fuel costs continue to dominate conversations from the water cooler to Washington, more people are looking for ways to reduce their costs,...

Chicago Area Clean Cities recognizes Sustainable Transportation Leadership awardees

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Chicago Area Clean Cities Coalition (CACC) has announced its 2021 Leadership Award winners. The awards are given annually to organizations and individuals that take...
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OPINION: Freedom of choice key to sustainable transportation success

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Have you ever stood staring at the wall of choices in the bread aisle at the grocery store and felt overwhelmed with the options? What...
Large red and tan delivery truck with bread imagery and "S. Rosen's Baking Company" logo sits in front of body of water with Chicago skyline in the background. "100% Electric Delivery Truck" text is on the bottom of the front of the truck.

Electric trucks deliver savings, silence

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Sport peppers, relish, tomatoes, onions, celery salt and mustard piled high on a poppyseed bun: Those are the ingredients of a world-famous Chicago hot...

Opinion: Northwest Indiana saw 2020 sustainable transportation wins

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There is no doubt 2020 will be a year that will not soon be forgotten. In spite of the challenges and tragedies, the year was...

South Shore Clean Cities members awarded Volkswagen grant

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ST. JOHN, INDIANA — South Shore Clean Cities members and partners on August 19 were awarded more than $5.3 million in Indiana Volkswagen Environmental...

Greeneville essential workers succeed with alternative fuels

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This article was originally published on Alliance AutoGas. In 2018, Todd Smith, City Administrator for the Town of Greeneville, TN, wanted to reduce the town’s...
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Federal agencies partner on a research and action competition

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April 8, 2020 — Today, the National Science Foundation (NSF), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Department of Homeland Security...
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Alliance AutoGas unveiled new technology at NTEA Work Truck Show

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February 27th – Asheville, NC – Alliance AutoGas (AAG) will be unveiling its latest technology at the 20th Anniversary NTEA Work Truck Show in...

Biodiesel and agriculture in 2020

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More than two decades ago the biodiesel industry was born out of agriculture. In 2020, the two industries still work hand-in-hand in several different...
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Clean transportation industry successes of 2019 announced

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Significant achievements in the clean transportation industry for 2019 were announced at this year’s annual Energy Independence Summit in Washington DC. Included in these...

Granite State Clean Cities Coalition participates in NDEW

It’s been a whirlwind two weeks for the Granite State Clean Cities Coalition (GSCCC) with participation in six National Drive Electric Week events, the Charge Forward...

State EPA funds in Tennessee help CMCSS improve air quality

East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalition met with the vehicle maintenance manager at Clarksville-Montgomery County School System Bus Facilities to talk about their switch to...

GUEST COMMENTARY: Celebrating South Shore Clean Cities success

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How do you define success? South Shore Clean Cities success is measured by our members’ successes. Because transportation accounts for nearly 75 percent of all U.S....

ROUSH CleanTech enters EV market with all-electric Ford F-650

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ROUSH CleanTech unveiled its newest carbon footprint-friendly vehicle — an all-electric Ford F-650. The company, which includes propane autogas and compressed natural gas in...