BUSES SALES * Canada: Blue Bird's ones / USA: Federal Grant for
* Alberta - Southland Transportation adds 101 Blue Bird Propane Vision buses to districts in
Calgary,Alberta, Canada -Green Car Congress -23 September 2014: -- Southland Transportation recently added 101 Blue Bird Propane Vision buses to its propane autogas school bus fleet. Districts in Canada are specifying the technology due to the superior cold weather operation, reduced maintenance and clean emissions, the company said. Southland Transportation is a subsidiary of the largest family-owned pupil transportation provider in Canada with operations in school, motor coach and public transportation... The buses, which are fully customizable, feature 60% less carbon monoxide, 12% less carbon dioxide, 20% less nitrogen oxide and up to 25% less greenhouse gases than gasoline. Propane autogas also costs about 35 to 40% less than gasoline and 50% less than diesel, and installing a propane autogas refueling station costs less than any other transportation fuel...
* Michigan - Stabenow, Levin: US giving Detroit $25.9 million to buy 50 buses, improve mobility for needy
(Video from Youtube: DDOT gets $25.9 million for new buses, more drivers)
Detroit,MICH,USA -Click on Detroit -Sep 23 2014: -- U.S. Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin say Detroit's transportation system is getting a $25.9 million federal grant to help buy 50 new buses. The Democratic lawmakers said that the grant comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration. Levin and Stabenow say the aid is part of the Ladders of Opportunity Initiative Grant program and seeks to help disadvantaged and low-income people, veterans, seniors and young people gain mobility and job opportunities...
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