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MTS San Diego Has Its 1st Propane Buses

September 27, 2016 in Fleet Order, paratransit, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Agency Has Taken Delivery of the First of 77 Shuttles
With Roush CleanTech Fuel Systems Installed by GAS

San Diego MTS, the city’s Metropolitan Transit System, said today that it’s taken delivery of the first of 77 propane autogas-fueled shuttle buses.

San Diego MTS has received the first five model year 2016 propane-fueled Starcraft Allstar shuttles on Ford E-450 chassis.

San Diego MTS has received the first five of 46 model year 2016 propane-fueled Starcraft Allstar shuttles on Ford E-450 chassis. They have Roush CleanTech fuel systems installed by GAS/Green Alternative Systems.


“These are the first propane-powered buses in San Diego’s transit fleet and are estimated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2 million pounds per year,” the agency said.

The buy includes 46 Starcraft Allstar paratransit vehicles on Ford E-450 chassis, and 31 model year 2016 El Dorado National-Aero Elite 320 minibuses on Ford F-550 chassis.

Installations in Chino, Calif.

Roush CleanTech is providing propane autogas fuel systems being installed by GAS/Green Alternative Systems in Chino, Calif.

Deliveries are to continue for about ten months.

Previously, all of MTS’s paratransit buses and minibuses were powered by unleaded gasoline. “In addition to the environmental benefits, propane gas is significantly less expensive,” the agency says: “By converting 77 buses to propane, MTS will realize a total cost savings of nearly $5.8 million during the 5-7-year operational lifecycle of the vehicles.”


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Source: San Diego MTS with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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