Manufactured for the school, childcare, Head Start, church, tour and shuttle markets and sold exclusively by Blue Bird Dealers throughout North America, the Micro Bird is built on a Ford E-450 chassis and uses the 6.8L engine with a ROUSH liquid propane system. The engine is extremely reliable, offers industry leading performance and the entire vehicle can be serviced through the Ford or Blue Bird Dealer network. Watch for a bluebird in the spring, a Blue Bird school bus in the autumn, and a green Propane-Powered Blue Bird in your future!
If your school district or bus fleet is considering the move to propane power you should click to view The Propane Education and Research Council webinar featuring Ron Latko, Transportation Director for Mesa Unified School District in Mesa, Arizona. Ron presents comprehensive findings about the initial process involved with implementing propane autogas school buses. In addition, he covers fuel savings, maintenance savings, along with training and support after the sale.
Blue Bird’s Propane Autogas Brochure presents an abundance of facts about propane fuel, the infrastructure it requires, specifications for Blue Bird’s Propane-Powered Vision and Propane-Powered Micro Bird G5, the Roush CleanTech Advantage, the safety and innovation of their tanks, engines, and transmissions, as well as information about their service network, parts support, Company Promise, and quotes from their satisfied customers.
Meets Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) certification requirements
Lowers operating and maintenance costs
Allows for operators to receive tax incentives for purchasing both propane-powered school buses and propane fuel, including a 50-cent rebate on every gallon of propane purchased. Federal Laws and Incentives for Propane (LPG) from the United States Department of Energy
Provides a safe, attractive and viable alternative fuel choice amidst rising diesel fuel prices
How safe is a propane bus?
Propane Fueling Station Locations from the United States Department of Energy
Blue Bird’s Propane-Powered Micro Bird School Bus utilizes the latest advancements in propane technology, including the ROUSH CleanTech Liquid Propane Autogas Fuel System and the Ford engine.
The ROUSH CleanTech Liquid Propane Autogas Fuel System used to power the bus differentiates the Propane-Powered Micro Bird ® from diesel-powered school buses. Not just another LPG conversion or retrofit system, ROUSH CleanTech‘s technology is a fully integrated system, designed in complete harmony with the OEM engine.
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How to Fuel your Propane-Powered Blue Bird Bus
How to Properly Start your Propane-Powered Blue Bird Bus
How to Drive your Propane-Powered Blue Bird Bus
Fuel Saving Tips for Propane School Buses