By The Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area

High Point-based Thomas Built Buses announced that the Los Angeles Unified School District has purchased 130 Saf-T-Liner HDX compressed natural gas school buses for an undisclosed price.

Company officials said the compressed natural gas buses exceed California emission standards, which are among the toughest in the country. The school buses are also equipped with SafeGuard® seats, a product of High Point-based IMMI. Company officials said the seats will help meet California⿿s requirement for lap-shoulder belt seating.

⿿We applaud the LAUSD⿿s commitment to sound environmental strategies with its selection of school buses that incorporate clean-fuel technology,⿝ said Ken Hedgecock, Thomas Built Buses⿿ vice president of sales, marketing and service. ⿿And we welcome this opportunity to demonstrate our shared commitment to environmental stewardship and enhanced passenger safety.⿝

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