What makes the wheels on the bus go round and round? The Radnor Township School Board facilities committee discussed a new propane powered school bus on May 20. Parked next to one of the district’s buses that runs on diesel, the propane bus appeared to be just like other school buses… (Main Line)
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For many Americans, propane is that stuff from the home improvement store that fuels backyard barbecues and patio dinners. But in a growing number of cities across the country, it is what gets children to school. Of the top 25 school bus markets, 19 have propane-fueled vehicles in their fleets, including New York, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia and Phoenix… (The New York Times)
SMART on Thursday unveiled a fleet of new propane-powered buses for its popular paratransit Connector fleet designed to save more than a million dollars in fuel and maintenance costs. The suburban transit agency has already introduced 14 of the 23-foot vehicles that cater to those with disabilities and elderly with door-to-door service and by July will have a total of 61 new Connector buses on the road, official said… (The Detroit News)
Boston Public Schools will operate 11 percent of its bus fleet with Blue Bird propane autogas buses, starting with the 2015-201 school year. The school district is purchasing 86 Blue Bird Propane Vision school buses, and hopes to convert more of their diesel fleet to propane buses in the future… (Business Wire)
Ben Franklin said that a penny saved is a penny earned. Good personal advice. The business management version is: A dollar saved is better than a dollar cut. Fleet managers have a big job. With so many factors to consider — fuel type, hours worked, idle time, miles driven, run time, length of routes, and training, to name a few — it’s no wonder many are just getting through the everyday tasks. The goal of staying within budget is always looming.
May 13, 2015 — ROUSH CleanTech propane vehicles have been tested by U.S.-based energy company ConocoPhillips in the field since 2011, logging thousands of miles in sometimes challenging conditions in northwest New Mexico and southwest Colorado.
5.13.2015 — ROUSH CleanTech propane vehicles have been tested by U.S.-based energy company ConocoPhillips in the field since 2011, logging thousands of miles in sometimes challenging conditions in northwest New Mexico and southwest Colorado.
U.S. propane retailer Blossman Gas has announced it is increasing the number of propane-autogas-powered vehicles in its fleet by adding three new autogas bobtails. The company says these new bobtails, purchased from ROUSH CleanTech, will help Blossman increase the fuel cost savings and carbon emission reductions of its current autogas fleet of gaseous fuel vehicles… (NGT News)