One of the most important decisions regarding a bus purchase is the type of fuel to choose. There is a lot of conflicting information out there today...those that say alternative fuels are not worth pursuing, or that diesel is going the way of the dinosaur. The fact of the matter is, each fleet may operate a different fuel type in order to achieve their best total cost of ownership, or TCO.
It's an ongoing debate: which fuel type provides the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) to school bus fleets. Opinions abound on all sides of the matter. A gasoline-powered bus has a low initial purchase price, so it must have the lowest TCO. Propane fuel costs much less than clean-diesel, so a propane-powered bus must have the lowest total cost of ownership. And compressed natural gas (CNG) buses have a high initial purchase price, but advocates contend that after the initial cost is recouped, the savings on CNG fuel contribute to a low total cost of ownership.
Shelbyville Central Schools in Indiana is using Transfinder’s flagship routing solution, Routefinder Pro to help make bus stop locations safer for their transitional community and to reduce student pickups at intersections.
Introducing the Revolution Vehicle Idle and Emission Reduction System, a revolution in emission and idle reduction technology for school buses. Developed to provide idle free operation of HVAC and all bus electrical accessories.
School districts around the U.S. are proudly making the switch to propane autogas school buses. Why? In addition to reducing harmful emissions and operating noticeably quieter, propane autogas buses offer the lowest total cost-of-ownership available — which can have a big impact on students, drivers, and technicians.