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Millions of Students Ride Propane Buses to School

By September 12, 2016Blog

Millions of Students Ride Propane Buses to School

Dear Friends of ROUSH CleanTech,
Todd Mouw, VP of sales and marketing, ROUSH CleanTech

Across North America, more than 600 school districts are operating Blue Bird buses equipped with our propane fuel technology. Some of these districts began upgrading their fleets by replacing one aging diesel bus with a propane model, while others replaced dozens or more at a time.

Now over 8,000 of these buses safely transport millions of students to and from school.

We’ve seen districts, like Boston Public Schools, increase their numbers of propane buses after successful initial implementation. Beantown’s school district rose from 11 percent propane in 2015 to now having over 20 percent of its fleet running on this clean-burning alternative fuel.

Have you reached out to your school board members about this cost- and emissions-reducing option? Here are some facts you can use to help make the case for propane-fueled buses:

  • Lower fuel cost. On average, propane autogas costs 40 to 50 percent less than diesel.
  • Reduced maintenance. Less maintenance is required on propane buses due to the clean-burning properties of the fuel.
  • Less noise. Noise levels on school buses fueled by propane autogas are decreased by as much as 50 percent when compared to diesel counterparts. Hear the difference using the Propane Education & Research Council’s Quieter School Buses Audio Quiz.
  • Environmentally responsible choice. Clean technology reduces harmful pollutants and cleans the air around our school children.
  • It only takes one propane school bus to replace 36 cars on the road.
  • For more facts, visit our website.

Propane-fueled buses make sense for school districts looking for safe student transportation that will save money and create a cleaner, quieter environment for their students, drivers and community.

Call us today to find out how we can help you make the case for propane-fueled buses at 800.59.ROUSH.


Todd Mouw