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Missouri School District Receives 19 Thomas Built CNG-Powered School Buses


Blue Springs R-IV School District, located in Blue Springs, Missouri, has purchased 19 Saf-T-Liner C2 CNG school buses from Thomas Built Buses. Blue Springs is now the second district to add Thomas Built Type C CNG school buses in its fleet.

“Over the past 13 years, our fuel costs have increased 213 percent,” said Steve Brown, transportation director for Blue Springs R-IV School District. “By incorporating compressed natural gas in our fleet, we hope to not only reduce fuel costs, but also to reduce our emissions.”

Thomas Built Buses’ Saf-T-Liner C2 CNG, the first Type C CNG in the industry and features the Cummins Westport ISB6.7 G 6.7L natural gas engine and an Allison 2000 series transmission. It is CARB-certified, meets CARB’s optional low oxides of nitrogen (NOx) standard of 0.1g/bhp-hr and meets EPA 2016 emissions and 2017 EPA greenhouse gas requirements.