Blue Bird and ROUSH CleanTech have extended their alternative-fueled school bus partnership through 2025. Since 2012, the relationship between
By 2050, an estimated 70% of the global population will be living in urban centers. FastCo reports that this urbanization has massive implications on urban design and infrastructure, posing challenges to authorities and the aging public infrastructure they manage.
One of the most important decisions regarding a bus purchase is the type of fuel to choose. There is a lot of conflicting information out there today...those that say alternative fuels are not worth pursuing, or that diesel is going the way of the dinosaur. The fact of the matter is, each fleet may operate a different fuel type in order to achieve their best total cost of ownership, or TCO.
Propane autogas is one of the fastest-growing markets in the industry, but retailers often have a hard time finding the right place to market this fuel source. Though many fleets nationwide have adopted propane autogas, there is still much room for growth.
More than 300 organizations representing users, retailers, customers, fleet managers, utilities, and producers of clean alternative fuels, including natural gas and propane, have signed a letter urging Congress to reinstate the $0.50/gallon alternative fuels tax credit (AFTC). The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) and NGVAmerica helped spearhead the effort.