Mobile County School System Rolls Out State's First Fleet of Propane Autogas Buses

The Mobile County school system has purchased 30 buses that will use propane autogas instead of diesel fuel. Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey joined school officials Thursday morning for a media conference on the new buses, which will reduce the system's fuel and maintenance costs, according to information from the school system. The Blue Bird Propane Vision buses, which use ROUSH CleanTech autogas fuel systems, joined the school system's fleet on Aug. 7, the first day of school... (AL.com)

Propane Supply Company Trucks on Propane

The SchagrinGAS Company is a propane distributor headquartered in Middletown, DE, an hour south of Philadelphia. With branch locations in DE, MD, and PA SchagrinGAS serves about 20,000 suburban and rural customers. SchagrinGAS is one of the top fifty propane companies in the United States... (Ford Pro's)

Propane Autogas Vehicles Meet Corporate Criteria

Companies in the market for new fleet vehicles or those looking to replace their aging models with a sustainable alternative energy solution have a readily available selection of Ford propane autogas options. One such company is Chicago's Alpha Baking Company Inc., a national bakery products distributor and home to the iconic S. Rosen's brand. In 2005, the company began testing alternative fuels... (Ford Pro's)

The ABCs of Propane Autogas

Propane autogas has many benefits as an alternative fuel. In this issue of Fuels Fix the president of ROUSH CleanTech, Joe Thompson, explains why fleets are converting their vehicles to operate on propane autogas... (Fuels Fix)

You Too Could Realize Fuel Cost Savings Of $5,000 Per Day

That's the message of a new case study analyzing Student Transportation Inc.'s 435 school buses operating with propane autogas during a one-year period. These buses service Nebraska's Millard and Omaha public school districts. They also support Omaha's "Green Schools Initiatives," which encourages environmental responsibility, consumption reduction and green living... (Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition)

Halco Energy Goes With Roush Propane

ROUSH CleanTech has notched another customer for Ford trucks converted to 100% propane autogas operation as Halco Energy, an upstate New York specialist in renewable-based home and residential heating systems, has committed to field 25 propane trucks. "With grant funding from New York's Genesee Region Clean Communities, the company is investing $200,000 to deploy 25 propane autogas vehicles," Roush reports... (Fleet & Fuels)

New Year Brings Changes For Broward County Public Schools

Just one more weekend of summer left, meaning students will be back in the classroom - and some back on the bus - come Monday morning. Some Broward students, who use the bus, may notice a much quieter ride to school for the new school year. Broward County Public Schools, the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state, will introduce 98 brand new propane-fueled buses... (CBS Miami)

Neosho New Propane School Buses

Six propane buses arrived in Neosho today. School district officials say they were researching ways to cut the fuel costs on their diesel buses and decided to get 18 propane buses. The district got the fleet through a three-year lease purchase. The assistant superintendent estimates the district will save $2,500 to $5,000 per bus a year with the new propane vehicles... (FourStatesHomepage.com)

St. Paul Schools Get 66 Propane-Powered Buses

While the start of the school year is still more than a month away, St. Paul Public Schools is getting some upgraded buses. A $4 million contract with Student Transportation of America, Inc. will bring 66 new propane-powered buses to the school district. The buses are expected to arrive in St. Paul on Wednesday. Company officials say the buses are quieter and will emit 60 percent less carbon monoxide than a typical school bus.... (KSTP TV5)

Cleveland School District Adds Propane Buses

The Cleveland School District just replaced its entire fleet of buses, but a good number of them are very different from what people are used to. A test program will compare diesel buses to propane buses for savings. In the past, you could tell a school bus had just gone by because of the smell and noise, but not anymore. Out of Cleveland's new 225 buses, 49 are propane.... (19 Action News)

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