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2011-09-30 07:00:00

Walking to school is the first step in creating a healthy future for our region. BikeWalkKC is helping schools across the region celebrate walking to school. Kansas City, Missouri (PRWEB) September 30, 2011 October is International Walk to School Month and October 5, 2011 is International Walk to School Day. Join BikeWalkKC and thousands of local children as they celebrate walking to school as a healthy way to start their day. Students will form walking school buses and bike trains and will...

2011-09-14 11:48:00

"Using clean diesel power provides the safest and most economical choice for our nation's school buses." - Allen Schaeffer, Diesel Technology Forum WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As schools around the nation welcome children back to their class rooms, some 24 million students will be provided safe, reliable and energy-efficient transportation to and from school on clean diesel school buses. "The modern yellow school bus powered by today's modern diesel engines is...

2011-09-13 13:00:00

Buses fueled by propane autogas demonstrate economic, environmental benefits at the 2011 BusCon Expo at Chicagoâs Navy Pier. On display are a CleanFuel USA propane autogas refueling dispenser, a Roush CleanTech Ford E-450 shutle bus, and a zero-turn-radius commercial lawn mower. Washington (PRWEB) September 13, 2011 Today the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) demonstrates how fleet managers and executives can reduce emissions and maintenance costs with buses...

2011-09-02 12:23:00

GEORGETOWN, Texas, Sept. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CleanFUEL USA, a leading supplier of alternative fuel infrastructure and liquid propane engine systems, issued a recall through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding the fuel hose fittings on the Blue Bird Propane Vision school bus, company officials announced today. The company determined a potential safety-related condition exists with a faulty conical hose fitting. No accidents have been reported associated with...

2011-09-01 09:45:00

Powerful testimonials highlight the dangers of red-light running WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As millions of students nationwide head back to school, the National Coalition for Safer Roads (NCSR) is calling special attention to red light safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. No matter how they get to and from school -- cars, buses, bikes, or simply walking -- NCSR is striving to educate parents and students about the importance of staying safe by being...

2011-08-25 14:48:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced today it has awarded $516,637 in clean diesel grants to four organizations. Bucks County Transport, of Holicong; Jennings Transportation Corp., of Nazareth, Northampton County; Kuhn Transportation LLC, of Jim Thorpe, Carbon County; and Berks County Intermediate Unit, of Reading, will use the grants to implement clean diesel technology. "There are three primary...

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2011-08-22 19:44:58

In a study of fourth-graders at eight elementary schools in the Houston Independent School District, researchers at the USDA/ARS Children´s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine found that students who participated in a Walking School Bus program had increased rates of walking to school and increased daily minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. The report appears in the current issue of Pediatrics. "In the United States, children are not meeting the...

2011-08-19 17:02:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Student Transportation of America (STA) issued a notice today for parents of all Duval County Magnet School students, confirming that the school bus company will be serving all magnet schools in Duval County and is ready to add routes where needed to assist families whose routes were dropped by Durham School Services this week. In June, as a result of budget shortfalls, Duval County Public Schools cut all bus service to and from magnet...

2011-08-18 13:14:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- School buses are returning to Pennsylvania roadways, prompting a reminder from PennDOT for motorists to watch out for buses and students headed to and from school. "With students distracted by the start of a new school year, it is all too easy for them to make a mistake and dart into traffic," said PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch, P.E. "So that everyone can make it safely to their destination, motorists are reminded to pay...

2011-08-18 13:13:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the rumble of school buses serving as a reminder of back-to-school season in Pennsylvania, PennDOT is reminding parents to talk with students about staying safe -- on and off the bus. "Children can be distracted by the excitement of returning to school and reuniting with their classmates," said PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch, P.E. "Parents and students need to talk about being safe while traveling to and from school."...