Township High School District 211’s new Blue Bird Vision Propane buses are expected to save about $15,000 per year in fuel costs and reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by almost 14,000 pounds.
Superior Propane installs 15 refueling dispensers from Superior Energy Systems in five provinces, with plans to add more in 2019.
New research from the Propane Education & Research Council finds that the number of school districts choosing the alternative-fuel school buses continues to grow. By early 2018, 840 districts were operating propane buses.
More than 110 transportation personnel and school officials attend the Ohio stop of the OEM’s tour, which offers educational sessions and ride-and-drives.
Four school bus operators from four states find common ground in dealing with driver shortage, tapping into the benefits of GPS and video cameras, and assessing fuel options. For the most part, they’re sticking with diesel for now, but one is seeing success with an electric bus.
The Propane Research & Education Council unveils a video that highlights autogas growth in the school transportation market.
The School District of Holmen’s six Blue Bird Vision propane buses have saved about $12,000 in fuel and maintenance costs over the 2017-18 school year.
Following a 2016 flood that devastated the state, East Baton Rouge Parish Schools saw a chance to replace its damaged diesel buses while shifting to a propane fleet.
The partners have reportedly deployed more than 16,000 propane, CNG, and gasoline-powered school buses since 2012.
Over 40 school districts in Southern California will soon each receive up to 15 CNG and propane school buses to replace pre-1994 diesel school buses.
With a small fleet of 10 buses total, North Crawford School District has acquired three propane models over the past two years and plans to buy more.
The New York State Bus Distributors Association recommends including all viable clean-engine technologies in a replacement program.
The company, best known for its propane fuel systems, expands its alt-fuel portfolio with electric vehicles built on the Ford F-650 chassis.