Metropolitan School District of Warren Township replaced 11 older diesel buses in its fleet with Blue Bird Vision propane buses.

Indiana district rolls out propane school buses

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.

IC Bus exec Trish Reed says that a focus on choices is part of the company’s “open integration strategy.”

IC Bus emphasizes choices for customers

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.

Michael Taylor is the director of autogas business development for the Propane Education & Research Council.

Q&A: How does propane stand up to winter weather?

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.

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