Connecticut Town Spending $5.47 Million on Buses, Needs Fuel
The town of Shelton, Conn. and its local Board of Education is looking for fuel suppliers as it’s investing $5.47 million in 60 Type C “Vision” school buses with dedicated propane fuel systems by Roush CleanTech.
It’s one of the first major propane school bus placements in the Northeast, says Blue Bird sales chief John Roselli.
Deliveries are to commence early in July and be finished by the end of that month, well in time for the next school year.
The five-year agreement includes an initial 20% deposit of $1.1 million, which is expected to lead to substantial fuel cost savings. The propane bus decision will prevent a school transportation budget increase of nearly $350,000.
Also reported in the Shelton Herald, “The lease purchase agreement will go through TD Equipment Finance Inc., with an interest rate of 1.27%.”
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Source: Blue Bird and Shelton Herald with Fleets & Fuels follow-up