Student Transportation of America Receives $20,000 for Deployment of Propane-Fueled School Buses

Pictured from left to right: Todd Mouw (ROUSH CleanTech), Jenna Van Harpen (Blue Bird), Doug Gallagher (STA), Steve Ahrens (MOPERC), Cliff Canton (Central States).

We’re offering these rebates to leverage funding to school districts and bus contractors who adopt propane buses, either through Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust funds or on their own. For the current fiscal year, we’ve reserved 27 propane bus rebates under the MOPERC plan.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (PRWEB) November 20, 2019
The Missouri Propane Education and Research Council presented Student Transportation of America a check for $20,000 for its acquisition of new propane school buses. These emissions- and cost-reducing propane school buses are in service throughout the Kansas City Public Schools district.
The rebate presented to STA is part of MOPERC’s Clean Bus Replacement Plan, which has committed $1 million to help Missouri school districts transition from diesel to propane buses. The plan offers rebates of $2,000 per propane bus, up to 10 per district or contractor, at the time of delivery.
“MOPERC’s Clean Bus Replacement Plan can benefit dozens of school districts and communities throughout the state regardless of location,” says Steve Ahrens, president and CEO of MOPERC. “We’re offering these rebates to leverage funding to school districts and bus contractors who adopt propane buses, either through Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust funds or on their own. For the current fiscal year, we’ve reserved 27 propane bus rebates under the MOPERC plan.”
KCPS contracted with STA to acquire the Blue Bird Type C propane buses. The school district expects to save about $500,000 annually in fuel costs, and another $55,000 savings each year in maintenance costs. “By helping STA lower its acquisition cost of these propane school buses, the school bus contractor can then help KCPS lower its operating costs with lower fuel and maintenance costs,” Ahrens adds.
“STA has made a significant investment in adopting propane school buses for KCPS and other school districts across the country,” said Ryan Zic, vice president of school bus sales at ROUSH CleanTech, which manufactures the propane fuel system for the Blue Bird Vision. “And, it’s state and federal funds, like MOPERC’s and Volkswagen’s EMT, that create further opportunity to acquire this clean-operating technology.”
Representatives from STA, Blue Bird and ROUSH CleanTech were in attendance during the check presentation ceremony yesterday at STA’s Kansas City location.
About MOPERC: The Missouri Propane Education & Research Council is a not-for-profit organization authorized by the Missouri Legislature. Dedicated to propane education and public awareness, MOPERC provides industry training, consumer safety, appliance rebates and market development programs. The council is composed of 15 volunteer directors and administered by an executive staff. Visit

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CohnReznick Announces the Expansion of Confluera Deployment to Cover 100% of Their Server Ecosystem

NEW YORK (PRWEB) November 14, 2019
CohnReznick LLP, the eleventh largest public accounting firm in the United States, headquartered in New York, today announced the expansion of their Confluera deployment to cover 100% of their server ecosystem across the three segments of accounting, tax, and advisory IT infrastructure. Confluera provides state-of-the-art technology to autonomously detect and respond to cybersecurity incidents for businesses of all sizes. This expansion marks the beginning of a radically different approach to protect global enterprises from advanced attacks that are prevalent today and are going to get more complex tomorrow.
“With the success of a phased rollout and the continued improvement of the feature set, CohnReznick has committed to deploying the Confluera’s Autonomous Detection and Response platform to 100 % of our server ecosystem as a major strategy in our overall cyber security operations,” said Richard Cannici, Head of Infrastructure and Security at CohnReznick.
The Confluera platform is the industry’s first Autonomous Detection and Response platform built to deterministically detect and stop attackers navigating enterprise infrastructure. Confluera delivers infrastructure-wide cyber kill chain tracking and response by leveraging ‘Continuous Attack Graph’ to deterministically stop and remediate cyberthreats in real-time.
“We are extremely excited to extend the advanced security capabilities of our Autonomous Detection and Response platform to protect the entire server ecosystem at CohnReznick, specifically because this scale truly justifies the need for an autonomous system compared to analytics based manual investigations,” said Abhijit Ghosh, CEO of Confluera. “With this expansion, we look forward to bringing transformative cyber risk reduction and efficiency gains to large scale operations.”
About CohnRexnick, LLPAs a leading advisory, assurance, and tax firm, CohnReznick helps forward-thinking organizations achieve their vision by optimizing performance, maximizing value, and managing risk. Clients benefit from the right team with the right capabilities; proven processes customized to their individual needs; and leaders with vital industry knowledge and relationships. Headquartered in New York, NY with offices nationwide, the firm serves organizations around the world through its global subsidiaries and membership in Nexia International. For more information, visit
About Confluera Inc.Confluera’s mission is to redefine the security paradigm by introducing autonomous detection and response capabilities to deal with modern cyberattacks. Confluera aims to turn security analysts into cyber defenders by enabling them to stop breaches in their tracks. Confluera is Co-Founded by Abhijit Ghosh, Niloy Mukherjee, and Bipul Sinha. Ghosh has a background in networking, security and real-time systems, Mukherjee’s background is in distributed computing, operational analytics, and artificial intelligence, and Sinha is the Co-Founder & CEO of Rubrik. For more information, visit
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StreetLight Data and Siemens Partner to Help Communities Prepare for EV Infrastructure Deployment

StreetLight Data,Inc, Siemens ITS Digital Lab and Siemens Energy Business Advisory are pooling their data and industry knowledge to help communities prepare for the growth in Electric Vehicles (EVs) and enable successful EV infrastructure planning.(PRWeb October 31, 2019)Read the full story at