Blue Bird in Fort Valley Gets Nation’s Largest Order for Propane-Powered School Buses
Fort Valley-based Blue Bird Corp. has received an order for 432 propane-powered school buses – the largest order of its type in the industry’s history. In February, Blue Bird and Michigan-based ROUSH CleanTech launched the current Type C Blue Bird Vision propane-powered buses, said Jeff Merten, executive director of global marketing with Blue Bird.
“It’s something Blue Bird has an exclusive on for Type C buses (which are buses that can hold up to 77 passengers),” Merten said. “We are currently the only bus company that offers propane buses in that class. So, (the large order) is great for the state of Georgia. It is great for Blue Bird. …We absolutely celebrated.”