Award-Winning Fort Zumwalt School District First to Fuel with Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision School Buses in Missouri
Midland Daily News
Students in O’Fallon and St. Peters, Missouri are riding in cutting-edge alternative fuel school buses thanks to the district’s purchase of eight Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision school buses.
“The Fort Zumwalt School District recently piloted eight Propane-Powered Vision school buses in an effort to cut costs and reduce emissions. Our experience has been very positive so far, as propane autogas is averaging $2.15 per gallon less than diesel fuel this fiscal year,” said Jeff Orr, chief financial officer for Fort Zumwalt School District. “The district is saving around 18.9 cents per mile due to lower fuel costs and anticipates these 8 Propane-Powered buses will save approximately $18,000 this school year. I have been told Fort Zumwalt is the first school district in the state of Missouri to add Blue Bird’s innovative Ford and ROUSH CleanTech powered propane buses to its fleet, and we are pleased to be the leader.”