Propane-powered school buses to hit the road in Colorado, Pennsylvania

March 25, 2015 By    

Student Transportation of America Inc. was tapped by two school districts to provide school transportation services using propane-powered buses.

The company signed a $6 million annual contract with Mesa County Valley School District 51 in Grand Junction, Colo., its first operation in the state, for which 92 propane-powered buses from Blue Bird Corp. will be used.

The five-year contract starts in July and provides for customer-paid fuel. The school district qualified for additional incentives that enabled School Transportation of America to lower the total cost of the proposal.

The company also signed a $3.7 million annual contract with the Pine-Richland School District in Pittsburgh to serve three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school.

The seven-year contract has the option of additional renewal years and provides for customer-paid fuel. The buses will include such safety features as GPS tracking systems, two-way radios, digital camera surveillance systems, stop-arms and Child Check-Mate systems.

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