First School Buses Purchased Using VW Funding are Blue Bird Vision Propane

Louisiana was the first state to announce its Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Fund awards. In accordance with its plan, the state dedicated $18 million toward the replacement of older diesel school buses.

The first recipient of these funds is Lafayette Parish School System. The school district will use the money to replace 10 of its older diesel models with new Blue Bird Vision Propane school buses. These buses are equipped with ROUSH CleanTech’s ultra-low 0.02g NOx engine, certified 90 percent cleaner than the strictest federal NOx emissions standard.

As shown in Louisiana, propane school buses are a clean alternative-fuel technology that is ideal for applicants pursuing Volkswagen EMT funds.

We’d like to tip our hats to the folks at Ross Bus and Equipment for their help in securing these funds.