News

EPA Releases $88.2 Million From Stimulus for Diesel Clean Up

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released $88.2 million for diesel emissions reduction projects to environmental agencies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, the agency announced.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 18:33

Barriers Remain to Hydrogen Fuel Cell School Buses

Despite success in the past year of increasing the durability of hydrogen fuel cells, a U.S. Department of Energy report released last month indicates that substantial challenges remain in terms…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 18:31

Calif. Enacts Tough Emissions Requirements, Announces Grants

After enacting some of the nation’s toughest diesel emissions standards, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has announced $5.5 million in first-round grants for the Lower-Emissions School Bus Program and…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 18:25

Propane School Buses Pay for Texas District

DENTON, Texas — The Denton Independent School District’s efforts to replace their diesel-powered fleet with propane-powered school buses received a boost last week when Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Michael Williams…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 18:23

White Paper Shares Tips for Improving Fuel Economy

RENO, Nev. — During the “Green is …” 15th STN EXPO Trade Show, it was fitting IC Bus released a white paper on how school bus operators can realize up…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 17:47

Supreme Court to Rule on SCAQMD Ruling on Clean Diesel

WASHINGTON, DC -- It isn't often that the U.S. Supreme Court decides a case that directly impacts the school bus industry. But on April 28 - coincidently the same day…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 22:50

NHTSA Issues Final Rule on Safety Vests/Harnesses

WASHINGTON, D.C - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a final rule March 8, 2004, that converts a temporary provision, which was set to terminate on September 1, 2004…
  • Last modified on Friday, 20 February 2015 15:49

Minnesota's School Buses Will Run on Soybeans

MINNEAPOLIS -- A bill requiring diesel fuel sold in the state to contain a 2 percent blend of soy or vegetable oil became law without the governor's signature March 11,…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 22:52

EPA Wins Suit, 2007 Standards Stand

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A federal appeals court rejected attempts May 3 by some engine makers and fuel refiners to squelch the Environmental Protection Agency's 2007 emissions requirements for diesel trucks…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 22:58

EPA Proposes New 2007 Diesel Engine and Fuel Standards

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- With less than a month left in the Clinton Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency today announced a plan to combine cleaner diesel fuel and more stringent diesel…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 22:57

Engine Manufacturers Question Study of Diesel Emissions

CHICAGO -- The South Coast Air Quality Management District, a strong advocate of removing diesel-powered buses and trucks from California roads, is scheduled to release a critical report on toxic…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 31 January 2018 23:01