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Category: Buses

Michigan Switching to Propane School Buses

Michigan Switching to Propane School Buses

| December 22, 2016

Waterford School District in Michigan has introduced 10 new school buses fueled by propane autogas into its fleet, joining almost 30 other school districts in the state to operate Blue Bird Vision Propane buses. Each bus is fitted with propane fuel systems manufactured by ROUSH CleanTech. WSD Superintendent Keith Wunderlich noted, “that the school district selected propane-fueled […]

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Michigan Rolls Out Propane Autogas School Buses

Michigan Rolls Out Propane Autogas School Buses

| December 15, 2016

Waterford School District in Michigan has introduced 10 new school buses fueled by propane autogas into its fleet this week, joining almost 30 other school districts in the state to operate Blue Bird Vision Propane buses.  Propane is an alternative fuel that is designed to allow the school district to save money in maintenance and […]

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World’s Largest Bus Debuts from Volvo

World’s Largest Bus Debuts from Volvo

| November 27, 2016

Volvo has launched the world’s largest bus chassis at the FetransRio exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The new biarticulated chassis, Gran Artic 300, is 30 meters and can carry up to 300 passengers. For real. The new Gran Artic 300 has been developed in Brazil especially for BRT systems – a high demand transportation […]

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Florida Area Schools Deploy All-Propane School Bus Fleet

Florida Area Schools Deploy All-Propane School Bus Fleet

| November 15, 2016

In a strong move to embrace environmental stewardship, KIPP Jacksonville Schools deployed a 100-percent propane-fueled school bus fleet — the first for a U.S. charter school. The charter school’s 14 Blue Bird Vision Propane buses will help lower its carbon footprint while providing dependable transportation to its students. According to sources, the buses emit 80 percent […]

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BYD Breaks Ground on Expanded Manufacturing Facility in Lancaster, CA

BYD Breaks Ground on Expanded Manufacturing Facility in Lancaster, CA

| September 13, 2016

BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, broke ground on the second of three phases of construction at its vehicle manufacturing facility in Lancaster, California. The facility is already the site of BYD’s coach and bus vehicle plant that employs approximately 400 people working in areas such as engineering, production, quality control, procurement, and […]

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SunLine Transit Puts Toe in Water with First All-Electric Buses

SunLine Transit Puts Toe in Water with First All-Electric Buses

| May 3, 2016

SunLine Transit Agency, which serves more than 3.5 million passengers annually in the Coachella Valley, is expanding alternative fuel vehicles fleet with the addition of its first emissions-free, all-electric buses. BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, has provided the 40 ft. low floor transit buses with seats for 35 and room for more […]

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City of St. Albert First in Canada to Order All-Electric Transit Buses

City of St. Albert First in Canada to Order All-Electric Transit Buses

| March 4, 2016

The City of St. Albert announced that it will become the first municipality in Canada to order long-range all-electric buses to deploy on city streets for public transit use. The City of St. Albert has ordered three all-electric buses from BYD, which will be 35 feet in length with a battery range of up to […]

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Volvo Sells Electric Bus System to Belgium

Volvo Sells Electric Bus System to Belgium

| February 25, 2016

Volvo has received an order for 11 electric hybrid buses and 2 electric bus chargers to the city of Namur in Belgium. Here’s the bigger picture: Many cities are introducing electric bus systems as a means to solve the problems of poor air quality and noise. TEC, the public transport authority and operator,  buys the […]

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Greyhound Partners with On-demand Parking for Added Edge

Greyhound Partners with On-demand Parking for Added Edge

| November 9, 2015

As fleets of all types seek added stickiness and customer loyalty, Greyhound is partnering with Parking Panda, the nation’s leading provider for on-demand parking, to provide customers with the ability to discover and reserve parking online near select Greyhound terminals. With the ability to compare available parking options and prices, consumers can book their Greyhound […]

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Three-fourths of U.S. Transit Buses Now Diesel or Diesel Hybrid

Three-fourths of U.S. Transit Buses Now Diesel or Diesel Hybrid

| April 11, 2015

According to the latest research, more than 75% of U.S. transit buses are diesel or diesel hybrids. As a result says the the APTA, “America’s transit bus fleet is one of the newest and cleanest heavy-duty fleets around.” In 2013, 77 percent of transit buses were powered by diesel engines and fuel, or diesel hybrid […]

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