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Kyrene SD Adds 75 Roush Blue Birds

April 26, 2016 in Fleet Order, Propane, propane autogas by Patrick Couch  |  No Comments

Phoenix-Area District Has 98 Propane Autogas Buses

The Phoenix-area Kyrene School District now has 98 Blue Bird Vision school buses, having added 73 this year to 25 bought in 2014, says fuel systems provider Roush CleanTech. The addition means that 85% of the district fleet is propane-fueled.

Arizona’s Kyrene School District purchased propane autogas-fueled Blue Bird Vision buses with Roush CleanTech fuel systems in 2014 and this year added 73 more.

Arizona’s Kyrene School District purchased 25 propane autogas-fueled Blue Bird Vision buses with Roush CleanTech fuel systems in 2014 and this year added 73 more.



“With our Blue Bird propane autogas school bus fleet, our technicians don’t have to worry about the difficulties we encounter when servicing our diesel buses,” Kyrene transportation and facilities director Eric Nethercutt says in a Roush release.

“Working with propane is as easy as working on a gasoline engine,” Nethercutt said.

Far Cheaper Fuel

The buses have 6.8-liter Ford V-10 engines.

Currently, Roush notes, the Kyrene district averages $1.15 per gallon for propane autogas compared with $1.50 per gallon for diesel. And, the school district will benefit from a 36¢-per-gallon federal tax rebate.


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Roush, VP Todd Mouw, 734-466-6522; mobile 248-770-4557; [email protected]

Roush, Brian Carney, 734-466-6219; mobile 734-718-6708; [email protected]

Roush info, Chelsea Uphaus, 734-466-6710; mobile 248-766-3630; [email protected]; www.roushcleantech.com

Kyrene School District, Eric Nethercutt, 480 541-1710 or 480-541-1000 (main); [email protected]; www.kyrene.org

Blue Bird Bus (sales), VP Trey Jenkins, 478-822-2175; [email protected]

Blue Bird info, Justyne Lobello, 478-822-2763; [email protected]; www.blue-bird.com


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Source: Roush CleanTech with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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