First Student has named Bill Noftz new general manager for the Washington state area. The school bus contractor said Noftz will be responsible for financial results, safety, maintenance, and operational performance of First Student locations in the state.
It was one year ago that Crittenden County Schools took action to become the first school system in Kentucky to pilot a propane autogas bus, and today the district said it would use newly awarded grant funding to purchase four more.
The natural gas industry are rallying in support of a diesel gallon equivalent standard that will be introduced at the National Conference of Weights and Measures next week in Detroit. A gasoline equivalent for CNG has existed since 1994 but not for LNG. A new standard would allow both CNG and LNG to be sold in a way that allows for ready comparison with diesel fuel at retail stations.
The quest to create a midsized, conventional school bus with maximum fueling flexibility has reached fruition after two years of development, and the new Starcraft Quest XL bus is set to be unveiled at the STN EXPO in Reno, Nev., on Monday, July 28.
The Keystone Local Schools District in LaGrange, Ohio recently acquired a used school bus purchased through unconventional fundraising methods sparked by a mechanic's joke. The transportation department teamed up with their local community to raise funds in unique ways including a can drive and a Zumba class.