Vision - Propane

Leading the industry as the most popular alternative fuel school bus, Blue Bird’s next generation Propane-Powered Vision bus, a fully integrated and purpose-built Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) bus, is engineered to the same exacting standards as other Blue Bird products. This award-winning bus is powered by the Ford 6.8L engine, which is designed and engineered to operate on propane utilizing the ROUSH CleanTech Liquid Propane Autogas Fuel System. As many satisfied customers can affirm, propane autogas is a safe, clean and affordable alternative fuel with an established infrastructure system throughout North America.

Safety

Blue Bird's Vision body combines our renowned safety and durability advantages such as one-piece steel roof bows, formed one-piece wheel wells and full, off-the-chassis undercoating with new advances in visibility, serviceability, ergonomics, comfort, and stylish, modern design.

Steel Rub Rails

Steel exterior body side rub rails are applied at the bottom of the window, seat cushion, above floor level and at the bottom of the skirt.

Passenger Safety Cage

Blue Bird's custom designed one-piece roof bow system ensures safe student transportation.

50,000 PSI Frame Rails

The Blue Bird Vision is equipped with 50,000 PSI C-channel steel frame rails, giving this bus major stability and durability for increased performance.

Steel Front and Rear Bumpers

The Blue Bird Vision features all-steel front and rear bumpers for added safety and durability. Our bumpers are also the largest bumpers in the industry!

Standard Colorado Rack Test Compliance

Our buses meet the Colorado Rack Test rollover specifications in their standard configuration, not as an option like the competition. This highlights the strength of the core bus design.

Enhanced Defrost Air Flow

Engineered to thaw the higher section of the windshield faster for increased visibility in inclement weather.

EPA & CARB Certified

Blue Bird's propane-powered Vision is certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

Quality and Durability

Building off Blue Bird’s purpose-built product strategy for maximum quality and optimization, the Blue Bird Vision body design includes exclusive features that directly enhance safety and durability for increased overall value.

Most Fuel Efficient Engines

Blue Bird strives to help fleets save money with the industry's most fuel efficient and EPA compliant engines.

Fuel Tank Between Frame Rails

The fuel tank is strategically mounted between the frame rails for added safety and durability.

Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Easily adjustable tilt/telescoping steering column improves driver ergonomics and accessibility.

New Window Design

New windows feature an improved top seal, with a felt seal on the upper and lower sash and an enhanced lock rail. This new design allows for ultra-smooth operation.

Industry's Best Paint Warranty

Blue Bird offers the industry's best paint warranty to back our unrivaled paint durability and gloss retention.

Multiple Seat Plans

A variety of seat plans and configurations are available, including track seating and special needs options, offering our customers optimal flexibility to meet specific passenger needs.

Ergonomic Driver's Cockpit

The cockpit has been designed to comfortably fit virtually any body size. The cockpit dashboard is the same as our All American buses for seamless driver transition.

Serviceability

Blue Bird's purpose-built chassis further enhances the best-in-class turning radius and allows Blue Bird to provide the greatest custom options as our chassis is specifically designed for bus applications.

Network of Service Centers

With a large network of service centers across North America, your Blue Bird bus will always get the maintenance and repairs it needs in a timely manner. To find a service center near you, visit the find a dealer page.

Proven Body Design

The Vision shares many body parts with the Blue Bird All American, resulting in a reduction in parts and service complexity.

Factory Trained Technicians

Blue Bird maintains a tradition of leading the school bus industry in both quantity and quality of technical training offered to our customers.

Easy Service Access

The Vision’s engine compartment is easily accessible from any angle for greater ease of service. The Vision’s hood is also lightweight and is easily lifted by a single operator.

Premium Components

Premium components such as maintenance-free Huck Spin fasteners on all permanent frame fixtures contribute to the Blue Bird All American Forward Engine's strength and durability.

Extensive Parts Network

With Blue Bird's extensive parts and support network, customers have peace of mind.

Powerful Ford Engine

Blue Bird's propane-powered Vision is equipped with a 6.8L Ford Engine with a ROUSH CleanTech liquid propane autogas fuel system. To learn more about Roush CleanTech, click here.

Redesigned Body Electrical

Positive locking body electrical terminals provide reliable connections, and allow for quick and easy maintenance, increasing route uptime.

Special Needs

The Blue Bird Vision school bus delivers exceptional safety and stability, making this bus an excellent choice for your special needs applications. This bus is ready to be equipped with a variety of options to suit the needs of any passenger.

Integrated A/C System

Comfort Aire, Blue Bird's integrated air conditioning systems, are available for maintaining passenger compartment temperatures with maximum efficiency.

Recessed Wheelchair Track

Our recessed wheelchair track & tie-down offers safe and secure transport for special needs passengers.

ADA-Compliant Lifts

Smooth operating, ADA-compliant wheelchair lifts from suppliers including Braun and Ricon are available for any of Blue Bird's buses.

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. The school district expects to save $123,000 in fuel costs for the 20 new propane buses in 2012 alone.
William Schofield
Superintendent
Hall County Schools
Hall County, GA

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