Mesa School Transportation Chief Latko to Retire

The Mesa Public Schools Transportation Department has won six sustainability awards under the leadership of director Ron Latko. In his eight years with the district, Latko has saved the district millions by replacing outdated diesel-fueled school buses with propane-powered buses.... (AZ Central)

Mission Linen Supply Adds More CNG, Propane Vehicles to Fleet

Mission Linen Supply recently increased the number of alternative fuel vehicles it uses, the company reports. Twenty-six compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles and six propane vehicles have been added to the company’s fleet and are among its eco-conscious vehicles in use in California, Texas and Arizona.... (American Laundry News)

State Goes Green One Bus at a Time

Despite the lack of personal vehicle emissions testing in the state since 2000, some progress is being made to improve the quality of air and lower particulate matter from diesel exhaust fumes in trucks, buses and heavy duty vehicles. Inhalation exposure from diesel exhaust causes acute and chronic health effects and is a known carcinogen that may contribute to cancer, especially lung cancer, according to the Environmental Protection Agency..... (Sun Sentinel)

Switching to Propane Pays Off for Mich. Fleet

Looking for ways to alleviate budget issues, a mayor’s community outreach initiative led to two Michigan neighbors — the City of Livonia and propane fuel supplier, ROUSH CleanTech, to form a beneficial partnership.“Once a month, our mayor and his staff try to meet with different companies as a way to get to know the businesses in our community,” explains Don Rohraff, superintendent, public utilities. “After meeting with ROUSH and hearing a presentation with all of this eye-opening information about using propane autogas, he followed up with to say we should look into alternative fuels.”.... (Metro Magazine)

School District Fleets Deploying More Than 200 Propane Vehicles

Student Transportation of America Inc. (STA) has been awarded new contracts from the Hempfield School District and East Penn School District, both based in Pennsylvania, whereby STA will provide service via more than 200 propane autogas vehicles.... (NGT News)

Local Green Trailblazers

Society Scene asked local trailblazers to share an important topic in the green movement and how they're addressing it in the community. As landscape architects we are constantly focused on promoting intelligently designed outdoor spaces. People are attracted to and use spaces that are well designed..... (Sun Sentinel)

Propane Fleets Sustain Energy, Fuel Economy

Fuel economy is a hot-button issue when it comes to green initiatives, and some bakeries, such as Alpha Baking, Chicago, are turning toward alternative fuels for both sustainability and efficiency. In April 2013, the bakery launched a fleet of 22 step vans that run on liquid propane.... (Baking & Snack)

Florida School District Places Single Largest Order of Propane School Buses, Says Blue Bird

Broward County Public Schools in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is set to receive 98 new Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision conventional school buses next month after placing the nation's single largest propane autogas by school district, according to the manufacturer and local dealer Florida Transportation Systems... (School Transportation News)

Roush Hires Ford Veteran

Alternative-fuel technology supplier ROUSH CleanTech, based in Livonia, Mich., named Rob Stevens vice president of strategy. Stevens, formerly Ford Motor Co.'s chief engineer and a 37-year veteran with that company, will be responsible for future product and customer strategy, Roush said... (Truck Fleet Management)

ROUSH CleanTech 2014 Propane F-250 Road Test

Being "green" is a good business philosophy and company's that employ it find federal, state and local governments more open to their services. However, when it comes time to replace worn-out trucks with new ones, a lot of those in the work truck world are still quick to shun the benefits of CNG and LPG over good old diesel and gasoline power. After all, it's a hard pill for many truck buyers to swallow shelling out the extra cash to get a diesel package, let alone thinking about going the "green" fuel route... (Hard Working Trucks)