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6 Benefits of Electric Buses

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 12/1/17 9:15 AM

Diesel-powered buses may soon become a thing of the past, and for good reason. Traditional buses pollute the environment, resulting in poor air quality which affect your health. Asthma attacks are triggered by pollution like NOx emissions. In addition to dangerous emissions,  rising fuel costs also have transit agencies searching for viable alternatives.

As a result, electric buses are finally taking their turn in the spotlight. These buses offer great fuel and operational savings and zero emissions.   You can work with the team at Creative Bus Sales to find your new Alternative Fuel Vehicle.

6 Surprising Facts about Electric Buses

Making the switch to sustainable transportation including zero emission electric buses will protect your passengers from the negative effects of harmful pollutants. Here are some surprising facts about electric buses that will lead you to reconsider the tangible benefits of choosing green power:


  1. Emissions  - The impact of of emissions on children's health is undeniable. Diesel school buses emit NOxand PM 2.5 that cause asthma, which is affects 1 in 10 childern in the United states. (Vist http://elpc.org/ for more)
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Topics: bus purchase, go green, natural gas, Green Alternative Fuel, Bus news, Green, Sustainable, STARCRAFT QUEST XL, electric bus, Electric buses for sale

Creative Bus Sales Provides and Services 100% Electric Buses for Schools

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 11/16/17 12:30 PM

Zero-Emission Buses to improve Air Quality and Reduce Fuel Costs for the Colton Joint Unified School District

 

Colton Joint Unified School District (CJUSD), in San Bernardino County, California is on the road to sustainable student mobility with the delivery of two all-electric, zero-emission, American-made Type C Starcraft eQuest XL school buses from Creative Bus Sales, Inc.

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Here is what Vice President of Operations for Creative Bus Sales, Mark Matijevich, had to say about Creative’s vision for a sustainable future:

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Topics: school bus, california, Fleet conversion, GAS, natural gas, Conversion, Bus news, Bus for sale, fuel program installer, Bus Maintenance, Sustainable, EV Safecharge, Motiv, San Bernardino County, bus distributorship

Important Reasons Why Summer is the Best Time to Search for New Buses for Sale

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 8/25/17 1:00 PM

With summer well underway across the country, older buses are starting to feel the heat. Coming to the realization that you might need an upgrade becomes undeniable when a heat wave hits and your AC is blowing hot air. Here are five important reasons to begin your search for new buses for sale this summer.

 

Summer Downtime Equals Profit Loss

Due to increased usage and higher temperatures, older buses tend to break down more often in the summer. For businesses that rely on summer travel dollars, this down time can be detrimental. Don't let a single down day eat into your profits. Search for new buses for sale and prevent these delays before they affect your bottom line.

Record Breaking Heat is a Health and Safety Risk

With temperatures reaching well above 100°F for a good portion of the United States, air conditioning is vital for the health and safety of your customers and employees. Older buses may not have efficient AC units and may run the risk of a malfunction that could put your customers and drivers in danger. This is particularly true for businesses that service the elderly and young children.

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Topics: Bus news, Bus for sale, bus tips, Bus Maintenance, Search for new buses for sale, Summer Sale, time to buy a new bus, summer

Is It Time to Update Your Tour Bus Fleet?

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 8/18/17 12:00 PM

Knowing when to stop putting money into a bus and when to purchase a new bus can be a difficult balance. Buses can be either money makers or money pits for tour companies throughout the United States. Here's how to tell if you need to update your tour bus fleet this summer.

  •  Current Fleet Status

The biggest telltale sign that it's time to upgrade is the current condition of your fleet. Older buses or those with visible wear and tear should be replaced with newer models. Also, if you have buses that had more out of order days than days in service it's a good indicator that you should update your tour bus fleet.

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  • High Maintenance Costs

The older your fleet, the higher the maintenance costs, particularly if your models have been discontinued because parts may become difficult to find. If you have noticed that your costs are beginning to rise, it might be worth investing in new tour buses.

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Topics: new bus, tour bus, used bus, fleet, Creative Bus Sales, bus fleet, Bus news, Bus for sale, Bus Maintenance

4 Secrets to Planning Your Route

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 4/6/17 12:00 PM

Bus Tip: 4 Secrets to Planning Your Route from the Industry Leaders at Creative Bus Sales

Today's Tip is focused on planning your route.

GPS units are amazing devices that save us significant time, but we know they are not perfect. How many times have you followed your GPS and ended up on a route where your bus doesn't fit or the unit has directed you on a route that directed you on a route out-of-the-way? Planning ahead whenever possible is the best way to ensure you will arrive at your destination efficiently and safely.

Here are 4 major tips to help you plan your bus route:

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Topics: benefits, Creative Bus Sales, bus fleet, Bus news, Bus for sale, bus tips, Map, bus driver, Bus Route

Why are School Buses Yellow - Series: Part II

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 2/26/17 9:00 AM

The Origins of Public Transportation In America- The Horse-Drawn Commute

Ever been stuck in a traffic jam and pictured riding an horse across the open fields instead? The American public transportation system actually started somewhere in the middle of those two means of travel.

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We tend to think of railroads a being the first real form of public transportation in the country, but prior to that, there were various horse-drawn means of moving groups of people efficiently. There were the covered wagons, of course, which preceded the railroads as the main means of getting groups of people across long distances.

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Topics: school, Buses, transportation news, CBS, benefits, bus tip, history, facts, Creative Bus Sales, bus sales, why take the bus, bus fleet, Bus news, America

Bus Tip Tuesday: Using Tech to Stay on Track

Posted by Shayna Johnson on 2/14/17 12:58 PM

Bus Tip Tuesday: Using Tech to Stay on Track

Understanding how to maneuver the bus system can be tricky, but if you are smart and tech savvy, you may be able to avoid some of the pitfalls of bus riding. Taking the bus means keeping track of how early to arrive at the bus stop.

  • Tip 1: You should try to be there 5-10 mins early. Although rare, the bus can be early.  Know the traffic patterns.
  • Tip 2: If you're leaving at rush hour, know that you might not be the only one on the bus or on the road.Know the number of bus stops. 
  • Tip 3: It helps to plan out when to head to the front of the bus, and know other detailed information.

This Bus Tip Tuesday, we're going to take a glance at how tech makes riding the bus much easier. Various cities have detailed bus route information on their websites that are easily accessible by mobile devices.

In addition, a good number of towns offer apps that keep riders and bus drivers informed about all kinds of travel information.

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Topics: bus service, new bus, college bus, shuttle bus, bus safety, bus, taking the bus, CBS, bus tip, bus for sales, bus fleet, tech, Bus news

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