Twenty new school buses fueled by clean-burning, affordable propane autogas will begin operation for the new school year in the Parry Sound area on school bus routes operated by Hammond Transportation.
ROUSH CleanTech has developed an extended range fuel tank for the Ford E-450 chassis, which allows transit agencies to make fewer trips to the pump. With 64 usable gallons of propane autogas, the new tank holds 56 percent more fuel than the standard 41-usable gallon tank option.
9.16.2015 — ROUSH CleanTech has developed an extended range fuel tank for the Ford E-450 chassis, which allows transit agencies to make fewer trips to the pump. With 64 usable gallons of propane autogas, the new tank holds 56 percent more fuel than the standard 41-usable gallon tank option.
Detroit’s struggles have been well documented in recent years,but signs of optimism and growth are everywhere. Detroit-area organizations are leading by example and are investing in alternative fuels to help drive innovation, reduce costs and emissions, and make Detroit the poster-child for the next generation. Take a look at a few of the success stories:
Say good-bye to those asthma-inducing diesel fumes from idling school buses. When school opens Tuesday in Boston, thousands of students will board the school system’s first-ever propane-fueled buses, considered more environmentally friendly and quieter than traditional diesel buses.
School is back in session and those iconic yellow school buses are back on the road. But what’s fueling them is changing. While more than ninety percent of all school buses do still run on diesel, many have been retrofitted to run cleaner. And buses that run on alternative fuel are making inroads.
Thirty-five propane gas-fueled Blue Bird Vision Propane buses will go on the road in Detroit this school year to transport Detroit Public School students. ABC Student Transportation, which transports the students, said the Blue Bird buses are powered by Livonia-based ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas fuel systems, said Charlie Grant, ABC president.
9.2.2015 — Beginning this school year, many Detroit Public Schools students will ride to and from school in cleaner-operating buses fueled by propane autogas. The 35 alternative-fueled Blue Bird Vision Propane buses will lower costs while improving the environment by reducing Detroit’s carbon footprint.