The new Blue Bird Vision Propane bus is expected to lower Grace School District’s operating costs while reducing environmental impact.
The school bus operator’s pact with two Nebraska districts now extends to 2019. David Prince, STA’s general manager of the contract, now takes on broader responsibility.
NAFTC’s free, three-day training course will be offered in Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Oregon over the next few months.
Derry Township School District in Pennsylvania aims to cut fuel and maintenance costs as well as its carbon footprint with the new buses.
NAFTC's three-day Propane Autogas Vehicle Technician Training is designed for automotive instructors, technicians and fleet managers. The next session is scheduled for April.
The school bus operator wins its second contract in the state: a five-year pact to provide transportation for Tigard-Tualatin School District.
John Roselli will handle sales, education and training for the school bus OEM’s growing lineup of green vehicles.
Metropolitan School District of Warren Township replaces 11 older diesel buses in its fleet with the alternative-fuel buses. This is the largest deployment of propane buses in the state, officials say.
Olympia CUSD now has more than a third of its buses running on propane, which officials say is lowering operating costs and yielding other benefits.
Gov. Greg Abbott cites the vital role that propane autogas plays in powering more than 2,600 school buses across Texas.
At the NAPT trade show, the school bus OEM showcases its various options for engine and transmission. Also, the company plans to add a gasoline engine option in the near future, then natural gas as demand grows.
According to PERC's Michael Taylor, propane does not require additional fluids, engine block heaters or preventive measures to be taken even on the coldest days of winter. Propane buses crank reliably, warm up quickly and provide consistent heat throughout the passenger compartment, he says.
Jubb’s Bus Service Inc. put the first propane school bus in the state into operation for the 2015-16 school year. Anne Arundel County students boarded the Blue Bird Vision Propane bus on Tuesday.