Cleveland schools make investment in autogas buses

May 15, 2014 By    

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District, the second-largest school district in Ohio, plans to replace 49 diesel buses with Blue Bird‘s Propane Vision buses for the 2014-15 school year. The school district is also adding an autogas fueling station.

According to a press release, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District purchased Type C school buses from Cardinal Bus Sales, Ohio’s Blue Bird dealer. Each bus is equipped with a Roush CleanTech autogas fuel system, including 20 that are outfitted with wheelchair lifts. The buses will be delivered over the next two weeks.

The school district anticipates saving about $50,000 each year in electrical costs related to powering block heaters to start its diesel buses in cold weather. Blue Bird says its Propane Vision buses start despite temperatures that dip as low as minus 40 degrees.

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