STA Deploying Over 50 Propane Autogas School Buses in Oregon


Student Transportation Inc., d.b.a. Student Transportation of America Inc. (STA), has been awarded a new contract to supply school transportation services to the Lake Oswego School District in Oregon. Under the deal, STA will provide 60 brand-new buses, including 52 that run on propane autogas.

Lake Oswego School District serves six elementary schools, two junior high schools and two high schools in Lake Oswego, a suburb 10 miles south of Portland. The initial five-year contract also provides for customer-shared fuel costs and includes a five-year option to extend. Notably, this is STA's first operation in Oregon.

‘We are enthusiastic about expanding our operations into Oregon where the Lake Oswego School District saw the value in our proposal, which did not include the lowest bid for services, and decided to take advantage of all that STA has to offer,’ states Don Kissell, senior vice president.

STA says the new vehicles will also feature a wide range of innovative safety and communications equipment.

‘The safe and dependable transportation of our students is a priority for the district and our families, and the district looks forward to Student Transportation of America providing that for us on a daily basis,’ comments Stuart Ketzler, executive director of finance at Lake Oswego School District. ‘STA's new fleet of propane autogas buses will not only reduce carbon emissions within our community, but will also be up-to-date and more reliable.”

In March, STA announced deals to supply 77 autogas buses to a school district in Pennsylvania and 122 autogas buses to another school district in Colorado.

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