Blue Bird School Bus Event Draws School District Decision Makers, Elected Officials

SELMA, TEXAS — Iconic Blue Bird school buses converged at the Retama Race Track for the “Blue Bird Experience.” Selma-based Blue Bird dealership, Rush Bus Centers, hosted the event, which showcased Blue Bird’s industry-leading range of school buses to local district transportation directors and decision makers. Attendees had the opportunity to ride and drive all of the Blue Bird buses at the event, and experience the latest in school bus technology.

International Truck and IC Bus Showcase Advanced Technologies at Green Transportation Summit & Expo

TACOMA, WASH. — International Truck and IC Bus are showcasing the industry’s only fully integrated electric school bus, the chargE, at this year’s Green Transportation Summit & Expo (GTSE). Additionally, IC Bus will host a ride and drive with chargE for conference attendees at the Pacific Raceways in Kent, Wash., on Thursday, April 19, at 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. PDT.

Blue Bird Sells Its 2,500th Gasoline-Powered School Bus

MACON, GA. — Blue Bird recently celebrated its 2,500th gasoline school bus sale. Over the past two years, sales of Blue Bird’s gasoline school buses have grown substantially, due to their low upfront costs, maintenance savings, cold weather startup, heating capabilities and public fueling accessibility.

ROUSH CleanTech Propane System Achieves HD-OBD Certification

The California Air Resources Board and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certified ROUSH CleanTech’s propane autogas fuel system as complying with the heavy-duty onboard diagnostics (HD-OBD) regulation that has been in play for diesel and gasoline engines.

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Introducing the IC Bus, Gasoline Powered CE Series

IC Bus is now in production with the CE Series Gasoline Type C school bus. The CE Series with the PSI 8.8L gasoline engine, is purpose built and designed for stop and start operation, featuring similar power and performance to diesel. That allows for immediate acceleration after stops and greater hill climbing capacity. “We know our customers want a choice in powertrain options and our new gasoline-powered bus will be just another example of how IC Bus is responding to market demand,” commented Trish Reed, VP/GM of IC Bus.