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Drummondville, Qc  – May 31st, 2018


Girardin Blue Bird presents an article that was written by Paul Forsyth in the Niagara This Week electronic journal, following the Canadian Pupil Transportation Conference CTPC held last May 15th & 16th, 2018 in Niagara Falls in Ontario.


This article highlights what Phil Horlock, President and CEO of Blue Bird Corporation and Steve Girardin, President of Micro Bird had to say about alternative fuels.

Greening of school buses on display at Niagara Falls conference

Propane cheaper, cleaner alternative to diesel, electric buses still a work in progress


For generations, the big vehicles have guzzled diesel fuel like it’s going out of style, spewing smelly exhaust out the back end.

But newer technology that’s changing all that was on display at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls on May 16, at what was described as the largest student transportation conference in Canada.

Showcasing new clean technology were Phil Horlock, president and CEO of school bus manufacturing giant Blue Bird of Fort Valley, Georgia, and Steve Girardin, president of affiliated school bus manufacturer Micro Bird of Drummondville, Quebec.

The original version can be found at

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About Girardin :
Girardin is a distributor of school bus for almost 60 years in Quebec, Ontario and Maritimes, and is an official distributor of Blue Bird school buses. Girardin also distributes the Minibus Series MB and G5 built by Micro Bird. Today, Girardin is a leader in alternative fuels in pupil transport in Eastern Canada, and is reknown for the distribution of commercial and reduced mobility vehicles. More information is available on Girardin's website at


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