The company concludes its three-day Road Show at an event in Los Angeles with educational sessions and a ride-and-drive of a Blue Bird Vision Propane school bus, among other propane-powered vehicles.
The company will host a three-day California Roadshow Nov. 6-8 to demonstrate its near-zero emissions propane vehicles.
With healthy property tax revenue and high demand to replace old school buses, industry sales will hit recent highs again this year, says the Blue Bird CEO. Meanwhile, the manufacturer has new electric models hitting the road and a new propane engine with ultra-low NOx emissions, helping fuel a shift toward more non-diesel buses.
Lafayette Parish Schools uses its share of the state’s Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust dollars to buy 10 Blue Bird Vision Propane buses. Louisiana is the first state to disburse its VW funds.
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.
The engine, developed in partnership with Roush CleanTech, is certified at 0.02 g/bhp-hr of nitrogen oxide.
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.