School districts in western US expand propane autogas fleets

April 18, 2016 By    
Roush CleanTech reports two school districts expand autogas fleets

Washoe County School District features 47 propane autogas buses in its fleet.

The Grace School District in Grace, Idaho, and the Washoe County School District in Reno, Nev., recently increased their propane autogas fleets.

The Grace School District integrated its first school bus fueled by propane autogas this month. Roush CleanTech reports the school’s new Blue Bird bus with a Ford 6.8-liter V10 engine includes the Roush CleanTech propane autogas fuel system.

Roush CleanTech adds that Valley Wide Cooperative installed an onsite propane autogas fuel station with a 500-gallon tank. The school district pays $100 per year for the station.

The Washoe County School District also advanced its propane autogas fleet. The school district recently met compliance with state legislation by integrating more than 50 vehicles in its fleet that run on alternative fuels.

According to Roush CleanTech, the school district has about 47 school buses that run on propane autogas, along with more than 200 school buses that run on biodiesel. The school district’s propane autogas fleet is composed of 12 Type A Propane Micro Bird buses and 35 Type C Blue Bird Propane Vision buses, all equipped with Roush CleanTech propane autogas fuel systems.

At its largest facility, the Washoe County School District also installed a fueling dispenser with dual 1,200-gallon tanks. The station accommodates the school’s current fleet capacity of propane autogas buses. Each driver receives annual in-house training to ensure they are fully aware of safety procedures that must be followed when fueling a propane bus.

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