Monthly Archives: September 2015

EPA 2015 School Bus Replacement Rebates

EPA’s National Clean Diesel Campaign (NCDC) is now accepting applications for the 2015 School Bus Replacement and Retrofit Funding Opportunity.  This is a rebate program to replace and retrofit older school buses in both the public and private fleets.  The total funding for this opportunity is approximately $7 million.  To learn more about the rebate program, applicant eligibility, and the selection process, please visit

EPA will accept rebate applications until Friday, October 30, 2015, at 4 pm EDT.  Applicants may request to replace up to ten buses per application and retrofit ten buses per application with a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst plus Closed Crankcase Ventilation system.  Fleets with 101 or more buses may submit two applications.  Applications may be downloaded from  Completed applications should be emailed to  Please include your organization’s name in the subject line.

EPA will offer a webinar for interested applicants on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at 2pm EDT.  The webinar link is and the call-in number is 314-627-1518, access code 537-048-931.

Questions about the program should be sent to

Tech Training Class FULL

We received an overwhelming response to our Technician Training Workshop titled “Diesel Emissions 101: What Techs REALLY Need to Know,” and the class is now full.

You may still register for a spot on the wait list via the Registration Page. If space becomes available due to cancellations, you will be notified.

Look for our next Technician Workshop announcement coming soon!

Technician Training Scheduled

As part of our new year round Technician Training program, we will be hosting more frequent one day or two day workshops in addition to our annual Blue Bird Service Training Workshop, typically held in the summer. Here’s what on tap:

DIESEL EMISSIONS 101: What Techs REALLY Need to Know

  • Evolution of aftertreatment specific to the Cummins engine in Blue Bird applications from 2007 to current
  • Theory and operation of all three emission levels
  • How to triage: what does this fault code mean?
  • Dash indicators and specific instrument warnings
  • Cummins InSite features and benefits: will be hooked up live to a Cummins engine and displayed on our 10′ projection screen
  • The Blue Bird difference

Thursday, October 29, 2015
8 am to 4 pm, lunch included
Training held at Western Bus Sales facility in Boring, OR
Trainer: Luke Myers, Product Support Manager
30355 SE Highway 212, Boring, OR 97009
Class is Free

Visit the Registration Page to secure your spot today!