FAPT Summer Symposium Ocala, FL June 26, 2012 ★ ★ ★ Florida Transportation Systems, Inc. &Type Blue Bird Only Type A, C and Type D school bus provider awarded on the Department of Education contract Most economical Type C offering on last three Department of Education contracts Longest, most comprehensive base warranty FTS ★ ★ ★ ★ Buses since 1983 Two locations - Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale Mobile service technicians Simple, efficient in-house warranty support Blue Bird ★ ★ ★ Leading school bus manufacturer since 1927 Based in Ft. Valley, GA Purpose built Type C & D chassis in Ft. Valley School Bus Product Lineup Type A, C and D Purpose Built School Buses All American FE All American RE Blue Bird All American Forward Engine Chassis Blue Bird All American Rear Engine Chassis Cummins ISB10, ISC10 and ISL Gas (CNG) Microbird Vision Ford & Chevrolet chassis Blue Bird Vision Chassis Gas, diesel or propane Cummins ISB10 or Ford 6.8L Propane Engine Cummins ISB10 29 to 77 Passengers 71 to 83 Passengers 29 passengers or 18 + 1 W/C passenger 72 to 84 Passengers 5 Environmentally Responsible Clean diesel, propane and CNG engines Cummins ISB10 Ford Roush 6.8L LPI Cummins ISL Gas (CNG) Meets 2010 EPA Standards without emissions credits Propane powered Ford 6.8L engine achieves near zero emissions without sacrificing power and dependability Compressed natural gas engine delivers near zero emissions and performance Fuel efficient and dependable in a variety of horsepowers 7 Proven Alt Fuel Options Clearing the air on liquified propane injection (LPI) engines and compressed natural gas (CNG) engines Ford Roush Propane Powered Microbird and Vision All American Rear Engine CNG 18-29 Passenger Type A 47 to 77 passenger Type C Bus 72 to 84 passenger Type D Bus Ford 6.8L 362HP, LPI Roush engine Cummins ISL Gas 250-280HP Fuel Supply Domestically produced and stable supply Domestically produced and stable supply Fleet Introduction Free on-site fueling available; no facility modifications On-site and shared facilities available with some modifications Capacity/Type Engine 73 9 Roush 6.8L LPI Autogas Simple, dependable and economical 10 What they used to say: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Unsafe Unproven technology Expensive to operate Expensive to buy Expensive infrastructure Doesn’t work without federal assistance Product Development: ★Utilize the highest volume Type-C school bus and successfully have it operate on propane instead of diesel ★Must remain designed and engineered to the same exacting standards and meet FMVSS ★Become the lowest incremental cost alternative fuel powered school bus ★The result: The only fully integrated and school purpose built chassis OEM propanepowered school bus Safe The LPI Fuel Tank ★67-Gallon Capacity ★Carbon Steel ★2x the required thickness for ASME Certification ★312 PSI Working Pressure ★Burst Pressure = 5x Working Pressure ★16 Mounting Points, not 4 ★Located inside crash cage Lower Operating and Maintenance Costs: Lower Operating and Maintenance Costs: Lower Operating and Maintenance Costs: “We’re saving a total of 32 cents per mile with propane autogas.” “We needed these buses to perform without issue from the moment we got them, and they did. They’ve been reliable and inexpensive to operate.” Ron Latko, Director of Transportation, Mesa Unified School District No. 4 in Phoenix, Arizona. "We choose propane autogas because not only does it represent significant reduced fuel costs and clean-burning properties, but also because the source is in abundant supply right here in America.” "With today's tight school budgets, using a transportation fuel that saves taxpayers money, keeps the environment clean, and keeps jobs within our national borders is a win-win for everyone. Plus, our drivers love how quiet the propane buses perform." William Schofield, Superintendent, Hall County Schools, Hall County, Georgia Lower Operating and Maintenance Costs: Propane Myths - Debunked Affordable Infrastructure Established Infrastructure Established Infrastructure Proven Return on Investment Simple to Introduce What they’re saying now ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Safe Proven technology Inexpensive to operate Inexpensive to buy Inexpensive infrastructure Federal assistance makes it a compelling alternative Blue Bird North American Alternative Fuel Markets Alberta DC Maine Nevada Texas Alaska Florida Michigan New York Utah Alabama Georgia Minnesota Ohio Virginia Arkansas Iowa Missouri Oklahoma Vermont Arizona Idaho Montana Ontario Washington British Columbia Illinois North Carolina Oregon Wisconsin California Kansas New Hampshire Pennsylvania West Virginia Colorado Mass. New Jersey S. Carolina Connecticut Maryland New Mexico Tennessee 3 Provinces, 39 States and D.C. Special Thanks to our Florida propane districts: ★ ★ ★ ★ Indian River District Schools Alachua District Schools Broward Districts Schools .... ★ ★ What we’re saying now Are your transportation efforts driving us toward a cleaner environment, establishing domestic energy independence AND saving your organization money? Future generations thank you for your time.