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24.7.14

SCHOOL BUSES TRANSPORT INDUSTRY * USA

* Pennsylvania - Haverford school buses going green


Haverford,Delaware County,PENN,USA -Delaware County News, by Lois Pugilonesi -23 July 2014: ... The school district’s fleet of 70 buses traveled over 716,000 miles and transported a total 4,664 students this past year, according to the annual state of the fleet report Director of Transportation George Ramplin, presented at a recent school board meeting... Buses burned nearly 700,000 gallons of biodiesel fuel, which reduced particulate matter emissions by about 521 pounds, with reductions in carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, carbon dioxide and sulfur oxide as well... The majority of school buses in the nation run on diesel, with biodiesel the most widely used alternative fuel. However Ramplin, asked the school board to consider “opening the conversation” to alternatives like electric, Compressed Natural Gas (CN G) and propane powered buses... Due to cost factors and infrastructure needs, Ramplin advised officials to consider incorporating propane buses into the fleet... Ramplin said the district has funds to purchase two propane buses in 2015-16, thanks to a grant shared with Radnor School district, which plans to buy three propane buses...


* Georgia - Cobb School Buses reduce pollution

(Patch File Photo: Cobb County's fleet of school buses is becoming more environmentally friendly through modernizing and retrofitting vehicles) 
Cobb,GA,USA -AC Worth Patch, by Justin Ove -July 23, 2014: --The Cobb County School District's Transportation Department has earned an award for reducing the amount of pollution its school buses generate... The district won the Georgia Diesel Emissions Reduction (GaDER) Gold Award, presented by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), during the Georgia Association for Pupil Transportation’s (GAPT) trade show and conference on Jekyll Island in June... Diesel vehicle using organizations that reduce their emissions by 26 to 74 percent are eligible for the Gold Award, said the school district in a press release... For school systems, reducing their diesel emissions is done by replacing old school buses, equipping school buses with modern diesel particulate filters, or adding vehicles to the fleet which run on alternate fuels...

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