The Propane Education and Research Council’s Michael Taylor discusses ways in which propane school buses can save transportation providers money beyond just in fuel costs.
As our sales numbers show, diesel still dominates the school bus market, but there’s growing interest in the alternatives.
Since 2015, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, and Hillsborough County school districts have added 170 new Blue Bird Vision Propane buses and have seen lower emissions and savings in fuel and maintenance costs.
New gasoline and CNG school buses, a V8 diesel engine, and electronic stability control are among the offerings that customers experience at a Blue Bird event in Nashville.
The new school buses will also run on propane and will include onboard video surveillance and GPS.
Bibb County (Ga.) School District adds 22 Blue Bird Propane Vision buses to its 31 units after seeing benefits such as less maintenance and lower costs.
Wayne Township’s new propane-powered Blue Bird buses are funded in part by a $45,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Energy Development.
The 43rd Annual Montgomery-Bucks School Bus Safety Competition in Pennsylvania will use the alternative-fuel buses for the first time.
Canyon State Bus Sales’ new 27,500-square-foot facility enables the Blue Bird dealer to increase its staff by 15% immediately.
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.