Derry Township School District Deploys Cleaner, More Cost-Effective School Buses Fueled by Propane Autogas

Derry Township School District introduced three new school buses fueled by propane autogas into its fleet for the 2015-16 school year. The Blue Bird Propane Vision buses, equipped with ROUSH CleanTech fuel systems, have already saved the school district money by reducing fuel and maintenance costs.

Later this year, DTSD will take delivery of three additional Blue Bird Propane Vision buses. These buses, which will replace aging diesel models, will be deployed for the 2016-17 school year. The school district plans to continue adding propane autogas buses to its fleet in the coming years.

“It’s our department’s goal to save money in transportation costs that can be used for better purposes. Our normal preventative maintenance will cost about $240 less per bus per year with the propane autogas buses,” said Steve Bell, director of transportation and garage operations for DTSD. “The down time and other repair costs will definitely be less than our diesel buses.”