28 Jun '12, 3pm

School District Purchases Propane Buses: Contract expects district to save up to $700,000 in fuel costs per ye...

First Student is taking delivery of 86 Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision school buses throughout the month of June. Planned for use in Portland Public Schools in Portland, Ore., this is reportedly the largest single order to date of propane autogas fueled buses for Blue Bird and ROUSH CleanTech. “In their first year of operation, these propane autogas school buses are expected to save $500,000 to $700,000 in fuel and maintenance costs over their diesel counterparts,” said Mark Elias, area general manager for First Student. “Blue Bird is known as a highly durable, quality product. Coupled with ROUSH CleanTech’s technologically advanced propane autogas fuel system, First Student and the Portland community have a cost-efficient, environmentally friendly product for its students." The school district agrees. "It's a win, win for us," said Matt Shelby, district spokesman for Por...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/articles/94544-school-district-purc...

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