In 2017, Blue Bird delivered its milestone 10,000th propane autogas school bus. Propane autogas is on its way to becoming a leading fuel in school transportation, becoming part of the mainstream, not the “alternative.” School transportation departments are lowering the total cost-of-ownership and reducing harmful emissions (particulate matter, SOx, NOx, greenhouse gases) with this cleaner energy.
See how Blue Birds propane autogas school buses are making a difference in school transportation and how propane is becoming one of the top choices among many school districts.
COLTON, Ca. (July 3, 2018) — A-Z Bus Sales, Inc., a leading provider of transportation solutions, announces the appointment of Frank Dopp as Director of Operations. Frank’s role includes the full responsibility for Operations of Service and Parts for both Colton and Sacramento A-Z locations.
If you are like most school districts in California, you are probably trying to make sense of the new Child Safety Alert System (CSAS) laws as a result of the Senate Bill 1072 (link). You are not alone. A-Z Bus Sales is leading California in their effort to reduce anxiety and answer questions about the new Child Safety Alert System laws that require all California school buses to be equipped with the latest system by the start of the 2018/2019 school year.
A-Z Bus sales is doing their part to help educate school districts about the regulations, how it affects their school bus fleets, and installation procedures. Hosting a Q & A session for local California School Districts, the A-Z Bus Sales service and parts team were on hand on Tuesday, February 7th at the A-Z Bus Sales Colton, California service center location to demonstrate the installed Child Check-Mate system on an All American Blue [...]
A major California Transportation Contractor specializing in student transportation services found itself with the opportunity for a last-minute transportation contract from a California School District. However, the pending request from the school district proved to be a challenge requiring an innovative and professional solution.
The California School District was experiencing trouble with their current transportation contractor. They needed to solve a problem and solve it fast. The school district turned to the California transportation contractor for their help. They needed to leave their current contractor as a result of poor service. They chose the California Transportation Contractor for their excellent history of delivering quality service to its customers.
(January 11, 2018 – Colton, California) A-Z Bus Sales, Inc., a leading provider of transportation solutions, announces the Blue Bird Electric Bus Ride and Drive Event across California. The event tour began in Bellflower, California on January 8 and is working its way to Northern California, ending in Fremont on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. On Friday, January 12, the Blue Bird All American Type D school bus makes its appearance at Central Unified School District at 4200 N. R Grantland Avenue in Fresno, California.
The event has already gained popularity at its last four Southern California stops, despite some rain. A few locations witnessed standing room only during the brief presentation of the electric school bus by Blue Bird, Adomani, and A-Z Bus Sales team members. Attendees have the opportunity to see first-hand how the electric bus operates and ask questions about HVIP grant funding during the event. Brandon Bluhm, Director of New School Bus [...]
Blue Bird’s Electric School Bus Ride and Drive Event kicked off today in Bellflower, California to a packed crowd of transportation directors, bus mechanics, OEM vendors, SCAQMD staff, and representatives from US Senator Kamala Harris’ office, as well as Congresswoman Lucille Roybal – Allard’s (CA-40) and Congresswoman Linda Sanchez’s (CA-38) office. On hand to present and discuss the all-new Blue Bird All American electric school bus were professionals from Blue Bird, Inc., Adomani — the power and drivetrain behind the all-new electric school bus built by Blue Bird — and representatives from A-Z Bus Sales — California and Hawaii’s Blue Bird School Bus Dealer.
Due to the huge interest and events popularity, A-Z Bus Sales added a new location to their two-week tour of the electric Type D school bus. School transportation professionals are able to attend the event this Wednesday, January 10 in San Diego at San Diego Unified School District from 10 AM [...]
(January 8 2018 – Colton, California) A-Z Bus Sales, Inc., a leading provider of transportation solutions, announces the Blue Bird Electric Bus Ride and Drive Event across California. The event tour begins in Bellflower, California on January 8th showcasing Blue Bird’s All American Type D Rear-Engine electric school bus powered by Adomani/EDI. The event tours six cities in California stretching from Southern to Northern California, ending on January 17th in Fremont, California.
Blue Bird first announced the electric All American school bus at last year’s School Transportation News Expo and Show in Reno, Nevada. The Type D transit school bus is an all-electric bus powered by Adomani/EDI drive train and the first type in its class of school buses. “Blue Bird continues to lead the industry in alternative fuel options and now zero emissions technology,” said Brandon Bluhm, Director of New School Bus Sales at A-Z Bus Sales. “We are thrilled at the reception of [...]
A-Z Bus Sales service technicians and sales team members received a tour of the all-new Blue Bird All American Electric Type D School Bus in Colton, California yesterday. The 78-passenger transit-style school bus looks no different from any other Type D school bus. However, the main difference is the electric drive train powered by Adomani in Corona, California.
For over 50-years, low floor buses served passengers of all abilities. First introduced in Russia as a transit bus by the Lviv Bus Plant, the low floor bus quickly spread into and throughout Europe, transporting loading and offloading of elderly and disabled passengers easily and quickly, helping them maintain their sense of independence.
Because of their popularity in Europe, the low floor bus idea spread to the United States. In the U.S., both large transit buses and low floor shuttle buses — such as Glaval and ARBOC — provide easy access for passengers in niche industries such as assisted living, retirement communities, parking facilities, medical, hospitality, and door-to-door paratransit services.
The advantages low floor shuttle buses have over traditional lift buses is their ability to load passengers, [...]
COLTON, Ca. (December 1, 2017) —The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently announced that the Blue Bird All American RE bus qualifies for their HVIP Incentive program. This program is intended to encourage and accelerate the deployment of Zero-Emission trucks and buses.