Eleven for Warren Township, Largest Fleet in the State
Roush CleanTech is talking up the largest propane autogas-powered school bus deployment in the state of Indiana, as the Metropolitan School District of Warren Township, just east of Indianapolis, is deploying 11 Blue Bird Propane Vision buses with dedicated-propane Roush fuel systems, this month.
The Blue Bird Propane Vision buses, purchased through dealer MacAllister Transportation (Indianapolis), include ten 78-passenger models, and one bus outfitted with a wheelchair lift.
“Better cold weather starts, lower maintenance and fuel cost, quieter buses, as well as better air quality for students, the bus driver and our community were the reasons we chose propane autogas,” M.S.D. Warren Township transportation director Steve Smith says in a Roush release.
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“With the fuel’s clean operation, we anticipate longer maintenance intervals and lower periodic maintenance cost,” he said.
Including the new propane autogas vehicles, M.S.D. Warren operates approximately 180 school buses, he told F&F,.
“M.S.D. Warren Township joins over 500 other districts nationwide experiencing the benefits of propane autogas technology: lowering operating costs, maintenance costs and emissions,” said Roush group account director Brian Carney.
The Metropolitan School District of Warren Township serves some 12,300 students in grades kindergarten through twelfth grade in a district comprised of nine elementary buildings, three intermediate academies, three middle schools, a high school, and an alternative school.
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