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Roush Propane Buses for Leander ISD

September 26, 2016 in Fleet Order, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Two Dozen New Blue Birds Are Taking Propane Total to 64

The Leander Independent School District in Texas is adding more propane school buses to its fleet, reporting the August retirement of 20 diesel vehicles “in preparation for the deployment of the new propane models.
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Roush Blue Bird Propane for Bradford

August 2, 2016 in Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Estimated $1,500 Annual Savings for Each Propane Bus

The Bradford Area School District in northern Pennsylvania is saving money while enjoying improved reliability with propane autogas-fueled Blue Bird buses, says fuel system provider Roush CleanTech. updated on August 3
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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.
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More Roush Propane Blue Birds for Derry

April 1, 2016 in Fleet Order, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Hershey School District Places Three Buses, Plans for More

Pennsylvania’s Derry Township School District has deployed three Blue Bird Propane Vision buses, and according to fuel system supplier Roush CleanTech

  • will place three more in service for the 2016-2017 school year, and
  • “plans to continue adding propane autogas buses to its fleet in the coming years.”

Derry Township driver Denise Grierson fuels one of the new propane autogas school buses.

Derry Township driver Denise Grierson fuels one of the new propane autogas school buses.



“It’s our department’s goal to save money in transportation costs that can be used for better purposes,” Steve Bell, director of transportation and garage operations for Hershey-based DTSD, says in a Roush release.

“Our normal preventative maintenance will cost about $240 less per bus per year with the propane autogas buses,” he said. “The down time and other repair costs will definitely be less than our diesel buses.”

‘Better for the Environment as Well as the Bottom Line’

He said too that the district’s use of more environmentally friendly buses fits well into efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.

“It is better for the environment as well as the bottom line,” said Brian Carney, group account director for Roush CleanTech.

“We’re delighted,” said Blue Bird president and CEO Phil Horlock.


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Source: Roush CleanTech with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

Roush Blue Bird Propane for Detroit

September 2, 2015 in Fleet Order, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Largest Fleet of Propane Autogas School Buses in the State of Michigan’

Roush CleanTech is spreading the word about Michigan’s largest fleet of propane autogas school buses – 35 Blue Bird Vision Propane vehicles operated by ABC Student Transportation on behalf of DPS – Detroit Public Schools.
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Propane Blue Birds for Wisconsin Schools

July 1, 2014 in Fleet Order, Infrastructure, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Lamers Bus Lines and Badger Bus Add Roush-Powered Vision Vehicles

Blue Bird Bus is promoting deployment for this coming academic year of school buses powered by propane autogas in Wisconsin. There, Lamers Bus Lines has added 41 new Blue Bird Propane Vision school buses, “expanding its impressive propane fleet to 59 units,” while Badger Bus is set to receive 16 new Blue Bird Propane Vision buses, expanding its total propane fleet to 20.
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