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Old 01-23-2016, 04:16 PM   #1
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For some reason Blue Bird still makes gas busses

Could some one explain it to me?
Why blue bird still makes gasoline powered buses.
I though that GMC made the last of them in the 90's!

https://www.blue-bird.com/blue-bird/...asoline-2.aspx

I must admit that I do want a gasoline bus from the 90's but I am not sure why anyone would buy one new...
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Old 01-23-2016, 04:29 PM   #2
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The Blue Bird Gasoline Powered Vision will have a lower acquisition cost than other fuel types
Maintenance and repairs are easy when a majority of technicians are trained to work on gasoline engines and you can refuel almost anywhere

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Old 01-23-2016, 04:35 PM   #3
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The Blue Bird Gasoline Powered Vision will have a lower acquisition cost than other fuel types
Maintenance and repairs are easy when a majority of technicians are trained to work on gasoline engines and you can refuel almost anywhere

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I read that.
That's not my point though.
My sarcasm doesn't work well on the internet.
I have managed to track down exactly one gas bus in service. Generally If schools cant afford a new diesel bus they buy a good used one.
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Old 01-23-2016, 05:15 PM   #4
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Might be for stupid places like CA that no longer allow diesel buses or small rural districts that have no in house maintenance and send them to the local dealer or small garage
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I would bet they have they have had enough requests that they think there is a market for them. I doubt that they would make such a decision lightly.
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Some school districts may not want to or can't deal with the exhaust after-treatment systems on 2010+ diesels. Units with diesel particulate filters and diesel exhaust fluid are a PIA. I know, I work on heavy trucks equipped with them every day.
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