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Roush CleanTech Buses for The Rapid

April 21, 2015 in Fleet Order, Propane, propane autogas, Uncategorized by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Four Buses for Michigan Agency’s GO!Bus Paratransit Service

The Rapid – Michigan’s Grand Rapids-based Interurban Transit Partnership – has this week deployed four propane autogas vehicles for its GO!Bus service, fuel system provider Roush CleanTech said today.

One of four new Roush CleanTech-powered, propane autogas-fueled buses for The Rapid in Michigan.

One of four new Roush CleanTech-powered, propane autogas-fueled buses for The Rapid in Michigan.



“The new vehicles are expected to reduce emissions, save on fuel costs, and provide a quieter ride for customers,” Roush said. They are specially signed, including a propane logo, and a green roof line, similar to that used on hybrid-electric 40-foot fixed-route buses already in The Rapid’s fleet.

The buses for the Rapid are built on the Ford E-450 chassis with ElDorado Aerotech bodies. They have 6.8-liter Ford V-10 engines.

MV Transportation Is the Operator

GO!Bus is The Rapid’s service for seniors and people with disabilities who cannot ride fixed route services. It is operated under contract with MV Transportation.

The propane autogas vehicles cost $76,289 each, as compared to just under $62,000 apiece for gasoline vehicles (based on a purchase of nine), according to ridetherapid.org.


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

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

The Rapid, Steve Schipper, 616-456-7514; [email protected]; www.ridetherapid.org


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Source: Roush CleanTech with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

 

One of four new Roush CleanTech-powered, propane autogas-fueled buses for The Rapid in Michigan.

 

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