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Mobile, AL (PRWEB) August 21, 2014
Mobile County Public Schools, the states largest school district, acquired 30 alternative fuel school buses to support its community outreach campaign, It Starts With Us. The Blue Bird Propane Vision buses will lower operating costs while improving the environment.
Propane is cheaper, cleaner and domestically produced, said Alabama Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey, who took a test ride on one of the new propane buses. This is an environmental initiative I can get behind.
Each bus will displace about 40,000 gallons of diesel and emit 150,000 fewer pounds of carbon dioxide over their lifetime.
We are pleased to be the very first school system in Alabama to enhance transportation through the use of propane buses, said Superintendent Martha Peek. We have taken this step because we understand the advantages are increased fuel efficiency, economic and environmental.
Officials rolled out the new buses today at the MCPSS Transportation Department on International Drive.
Before choosing to fuel with propane autogas, the school districts transportation department performed a comprehensive evaluation. This process included safety research, cost savings analysis, site visits to school systems that operate buses with propane autogas, and phone interviews with transportation directors.
The schoolchildren and taxpayers of Mobile benefit from this important decision, said Dale Wendell, Blue Birds chief commercial officer. The adoption of Blue Bird Propane Vision buses further emphasizes Mobile County Public Schools forward-thinking leadership and commitment to reduce fuel and maintenance costs, support a domestically produced fuel, and provide cleaner air for the students and the community.
The school system transports 26,000 students to and from school daily. The new buses, equipped with ROUSH CleanTech autogas fuel systems, began operation for the 2014-15 school year on Aug. 7. Historically, autogas costs about 50 percent less than diesel per gallon and reduces maintenance costs due to its clean-operating properties.
Fueling with propane autogas provides the opportunity for quick return on investment, offering school districts a viable alternative solution, said Todd Mouw, vice president of sales and marketing for ROUSH CleanTech. By choosing this safe, abundant and American-made fuel, Mobile County Public Schools is leading the state with its environmental commitment.
During this initial implementation, the school system will monitor the efficiency of the buses and share information with other school systems interested in alternative fuels.
The deployment of our propane autogas bus fleet is a perfect example of our school systems initiative, It Starts With Us, said Pat Mitchell, director of transportation for Mobile County Public Schools. We are providing dependable and clean student transportation while saving taxpayers money so we can put it back in the classroom where it counts most.
Photos available upon request.
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About Blue Bird: Blue Bird offers a complete line of Type A, C and D school buses in a variety of options and configurations. For 85 years, Blue Bird has continued to set industry standards with its innovative design and manufacturing capabilities. Additionally, Blue Bird provides comprehensive financial solutions through Blue Bird Capital Services. Today, Blue Bird has more than 1,500 employees, Georgia-based manufacturing facilities and an extensive network of dealers and service-parts facilities throughout North America. Its global presence can be seen in more than 60 countries through sales in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit the Blue Bird website at http://www.blue-bird.com.
About Mobile County Public Schools: The Mobile County Public Schools is Alabamas largest school system, with 59,000 students and 7,500 employees in 90 schools. About 26,000 students ride 700 buses to and from school daily, traveling a total of 18,560 miles. Mobile County Public Schools graduates students who are college and career ready. We have 12 nationally recognized Blue Ribbon schools, eight Signature Academies and four of Alabamas six Torchbearer schools. It Starts With Us. Learn more at http://www.mcpss.com.
About ROUSH CleanTech: ROUSH CleanTech, an industry leader of alternative fuel vehicle technology, is a division of ROUSH Enterprises based in Livonia, Mich. ROUSH CleanTech designs, engineers, manufactures and installs propane autogas fuel system technology for light- and medium-duty Ford commercial vehicles, and Type A and Type C Blue Bird school buses. As a Ford QVM-certified alternative fuel vehicle manufacturer, ROUSH CleanTech delivers economical, clean and domestically produced fueling options for fleets across North America. Learn more at ROUSHcleantech.com or by calling 800.59.ROUSH.
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