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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.
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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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Blue Bird Range at Indianapolis BusCon

September 19, 2016 in CNG, Companies, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Alternative Fuel Bus Choices Include CNG and Propane

Blue Bird Bus spread the word this morning that it’s prompting its full line of small and medium sized vehicles, including propane and new compressed natural gas models, at BusCon 2016, which kicks off today in Indianapolis. updated with BusCon 2016 photo on September 22
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Delaware Transit’s 130 Propane Shuttles

August 8, 2016 in Fleet Order, Propane, propane autogas, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Roush-Powered Ford E-450s with Sharp Energy for Fuel

Delaware Transit Corp has cut the ribbon on a Sharp Energy propane autogas fueling station in New Castle that’s to support 130 vehicles for its Dart paratransit operation, the Delaware Department of Transportation reports. DelDOT Secretary Jennifer Cohan did the honors at a ceremony this past Wednesday, August 3. updated August 10
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Flint Groceries via Propane Autogas

August 5, 2016 in Fleet Order, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

MTA Adds Roush Autogas Vehicles to Serve ‘Food Deserts’

The Mass Transportation Authority in Flint, Mich. said today that on Monday it will deploy nine additional propane autogas-fueled vans for its “Ride to Groceries” service in Genesee County, north of Detroit.
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Blue Bird’s Gen 4 Vision Propane Bus

August 5, 2016 in Propane, propane autogas, school buses by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Roush-Powered, as “We and Our Partners Continue to Innovate’

Blue Bird is talking up its “Vision Gen 4 Propane” as the latest version of its popular Type C school bus. The vehicle has a Roush CleanTech fuel system, with a new “EconoShift” engine calibration for maximum fuel efficiency.


Blue Bird Vision Propane – the new Gen 4 featues improved fuel lines, filters, pumps and connectors.

Blue Bird Vision Propane – the new Gen 4 featues improved fuel lines, filters, pumps and connectors – and ‘EconoShift’ calibration for better fuel economy.

Other improvements include

  • easier servicing due to repositioned sending units and pre-injector filters, along with O-ring sealed fuel lines and a new optional Euro-style fill connector; and
  • increased reliability, with infinitely variable speed dual fuel pumps and thinner fuel rails that reduce start time up to 50%.

“We and our partners continue to innovate and develop affordable, industry-leading products that our school bus customers want and value,” Blue Bird president and CEO Phil Horlock said in a release.

“The Blue Bird Vision Gen 4 Propane and Vision CNG buses are excellent examples of our spirit of innovation,” he said.


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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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CleanFuel USA Touts Cook-Illinois Propane

July 26, 2016 in Fleet Order, Propane, school buses by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘For the First Time Ever, Has Not Purchased Any Diesel Buses’

CleanFuel USA is talking up the recent order of 50 propane autogas-fueled Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses from Thomas Built by the Chicago-area operator Cook-Illinois, noting that the vehicles have CleanFuel USA LPI/liquid propane injection fuel systems.
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13 Roush Propane F-59s for Peapod

May 31, 2016 in Companies, Fleet Order, Infrastructure, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Online Grocer Got Six Trucks Last Year, Expects Seven More Next Week

It’s a propane baker’s dozen for Peapod in Chicago, as the online grocer is adding seven autogas-fueled delivery trucks to six already in place at its Lake Zurich facility in suburban Chicago.
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Roush for LeeTran: 20 Propane Shuttles

May 13, 2016 in Fleet Order, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘We Are Paying About 50¢ Per Gallon for Propane Autogas,’
Agency Plans to Switch Entire Paratransit Fleet in Five Years

Fort Myers, Fla.-based LeeTran now operates 20 paratransit vehicles on 100% propane autogas, comprising some 45% of its fleet, and according to fuel system supplier Roush CleanTech plans to switch entirely to propane within five years.
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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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Roush Propane for Ford F-750 Trucks

April 8, 2016 in Fleet Order, New Products, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

6.8-Liter V-10 Engine, 50 Gallons of Propane Standard

Roush CleanTech has introduced a propane autogas fuel system for the Ford F-750 chassis it says “costs less than similar diesel counterparts.” updated April 11
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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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Roush for 239 Trucks for Nestlé & Bimbo

March 7, 2016 in Fleet Order, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

155 Propane Autogas Ford F-650 Vehicles for Nestlé Waters,
84 Propane Autogas Ford F59-Chassis Units for Bimbo Bakeries

Roush CleanTech has disclosed orders for 239 new propane autogas trucks: 155 Ford F-650 vehicles for Nestlé Waters North America to be placed in service beginning next month, and 84 F59-chassis vehicles for Bimbo Bakeries for Chicago and Denver (deployed in January) and for Washington, D.C. (beginning this month).
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Roush Propane for Indiana School Buses

January 25, 2016 in Fleet Order, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

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.
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Roush Propane for Illinois School Buses

December 18, 2015 in Fleet Order, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Olympia School District Converts One Third of Fleet

Roush CleanTech has now supplied 100% propane autogas fuel systems for a dozen Blue Bird buses operated by the Olympia Community Unit #16 School District in Stanford, Ill., near Peoria.
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Roush CNG for New Blue Bird Type C Bus

November 12, 2015 in CNG, Companies, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First CNG-Fueled Type C ‘Vision’ Vehicle for Blue Bird
Marks Roush’s ‘First Foray’ into Natural Gas Vehicles

Blue Bird Bus announced a new school bus representing two firsts this week: it’s the first compressed natural gas-fueled Type C bus for Blue Bird, and it’s the first CNG fuel system product for Roush CleanTech.
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