Accessibility

Roush propane vehicle completes Altoona testing

Posted on June 25, 2012

ROUSH CleanTech announced the completion of the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Altoona Testing on a ROUSH CleanTech Ford E-450 vehicle fueled by propane autogas. Public sector fleet managers at the 2012 Government Fleet Expo and Conference, held today through Wednesday in Denver, will be the first to learn of the recent testing and how it can benefit them.

“Altoona Testing of the propane autogas Ford E-450 will allow all agencies to apply for FTA funding to assist with conversion costs of that vehicle,” said Lynn McLean, director of maintenance for Flint Mass Transit Authority (MTA), which operates two ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas buses and plans to add 60 more vehicles to its fleet by 2013. “This means huge financial assistance for any paratransit fleet looking to operate on a domestically produced alternative fuel like propane autogas.”

FTA provides funding for the purchase, operation and maintenance of public transportation systems. FTA’s Altoona Testing, named for the primary test facility location, rates new transit bus models on safety, structural integrity and durability, reliability, performance, maintainability, noise and fuel economy.

The completion of this testing means all paratransit body configurations that are compatible with the ROUSH CleanTech propane autogas powered Ford E-450 chassis are eligible for FTA funding, including Champion, ElDorado National, Elkhart Coach, Glaval Bus, Goshen Coach and Starcraft Bus.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

NYC Transit hires first-ever accessibility chief

Tasked with overseeing and implementing initiative to expand accessibility to subway and bus customers, and improve paratransit service.

ABQ RIDE ads 44 Glavals for Sun Van paratransit service

Just like more recent models of Sun Vans, the new Glaval models still carry up to 14 riders, with room for as many as three wheelchair passengers.

NYC Transit continues work to improve rail accessibility

The 86 St R project will add elevators and reconfigure station infrastructure — such as handrails, turnstiles and powered gates, Braille signage, and platform panels — for full accessibility.

U. of Minn. measures effects of congestion on access to jobs by car

Los Angeles is the top Metro area for loss in job accessibility due to congestion.

Space Coast community event to feature Q'Straint's Quantum system

The system is designed to ensure new levels of rider independence, safety, and dignity.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close