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Canyon States Bus Sales Delivers Thirteen New Propane School Buses to Arizona School District PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 08 January 2013 12:42

Canyon State Bus Sales today announced the sale of thirteen new propane-powered school buses that will be delivered to Glendale Elementary School District in Glendale, Arizona. Six of the buses are Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision Type C units and seven of the buses are NEXBUS Type A propane units from Collins Bus Corporation.

Mr. Eric Kissel, Director of Transportation for the Glendale Elementary School District, said, "We are very excited to add environmentally friendly propane buses to our fleet. With the help of Canyon State Bus Sales, we are going to be using buses that pollute less and save money for the school district."

Featuring 60 percent less carbon monoxide, 12 percent less carbon dioxide, 20 percent less nitrogen oxide and up to 25 percent less greenhouse gases than gasoline, these new propane-powered buses will reduce the carbon footprint in the Glendale community. Additionally, 90% of the nation's propane supply is domestically produced, reducing America's dependence on foreign oil.

"The Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision is a great choice for any school district looking for a cost-effective, green solution to safely transport children," said Phil Horlock, president and CEO of Blue Bird Corporation. "The Glendale School District's new propane-powered buses are a win-win for the children they transport and the community taxpayers with cleaner emissions and highly-affordable fuel costs. The district will be a thriving example of the benefits of using American-sourced propane autogas."

Kent Tyler, President of Collins Bus Corporation, noted, "As the largest Type A manufacturer, we are pleased to join with Canyon State to support their customers and the community with efficient and environmentally friendly buses."

Phil Polizzatto, Owner and President of Canyon State Bus Sales, said, "We are happy to be a partner with Glendale Elementary School District in their move to propane powered school buses. Glendale is being both financially and environmentally responsible by choosing this technology. Additionally, their partnership with Ferrellgas, a local fuel supplier, has allowed them to save significant dollars in both their fueling station and fuel costs."

Canyon State Bus Sales will hold a media event for Glendale Elementary School District at the District Office in Glendale, Arizona on January 11 at 9 a.m. MST. This event is open to the public.

About Canyon State Bus Sales
Canyon State Bus Sales is a factory authorized dealer for both Blue Bird Corporation and Collins Bus Corporation school, activity and special purpose buses for the entire state of Arizona. They are a full-service dealership with sales, parts and service. For additional corporate information, staff contacts or pre-owned and new bus inventory, visit www.canyonstatebus.com.

About Blue Bird Corporation
Blue Bird offers a complete line of Type A, C and D school buses in a variety of options and configurations. For more than 85 years, Blue Bird Corporation 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. For more information, visit the Blue Bird website at www.blue-bird.com.

About Collins Bus Corporation
Collins Bus Corporation, a subsidiary of Allied Specialty Vehicles, Inc. (ASV), markets Type-A buses throughout North America under the brands of Collins, Mid Bus, and Corbeil. They produce advanced technology solutions such as Propane and CNG powered buses. ASV is also a market leader in ambulance, fire and rescue, recreational vehicles, terminal trucks and street sweeper products. For more information, please visit www.collinsbuscorp.com.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 January 2013 12:48