School Bus Fleet Magazine - June 2013

COVER STORY

How to maximize staff safety around alt-fuel buses

By Kelly Roher

From fueling training to regular tank inspection to a properly equipped maintenance facility, there are many factors to consider when operating school buses on propane autogas and compressed natural gas to ensure employees’ well-being. Industry officials discuss these and other components, along with the built-in safety features of some of today’s buses.

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How to Maximize Staff Safety Around Alt-Fuel Buses

From fueling training to regular tank inspection to properly equipped maintenance facility, there are many factors to consider when operating school buses on propane autogas and compressed natural gas to ensure employees' well-being.  Industry officials discuss these and other components, along with the built-in safety features of some of today's buses.

Green Ambitions Pay Off for Kansas District

George Taylor of Kansas City (Kan.) Public Schools was determined to find funding for alternative-fuel buses.  Now, with 47 CNG buses and four hybrids, the district is contributing to cleaner air and saving $350,000 in one school year.

Alabama District's Chief Discusses Tragedy, Recovery

In the months since bus driver Charles Poland was gunned down and a student was taken hostage, Dale County Schools is "doing better with time," Superintendent Donny Bynum says.  Here, he reveals insights on the heartrending episode and describes what has helped his district in the healing process.

Large Bus Showcase 2013

Our annual guide to the variety of Type C and D school bus models on the market.  We provide key specifications, including alternative-fuel options.

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