Nearly 80 Autogas school buses to be delivered in the Pacific Northwest


Student Transportation of America, Inc. has been selected and awarded a new US$4.8 million annual contract to provide school transportation services to the Tigard-Tualatin School District beginning July 1, 2016. The district is the 9th largest in Oregon and serves seventeen schools. The initial five-year contract provides for customer-shared fuel costs and includes a renewal option.

STA will provide 93 brand new state-of-the-art vehicles including 77 clean-burning propane fuelled vehicles replacing the diesel fleet currently in use. The new vehicles will feature innovative safety and communications equipment and the latest technological developments including GPS tracking systems, digital camera surveillance systems, two-way radios, front bumper crossing arms and Child Check-Mate systems for improved security.

“Tigard-Tualatin School District looks forward to welcoming Student Transportation of America to our community and building what we hope is a long-term relationship,” stated David Moore, CFO of Tigard-Tualatin School District. “STA will bring a new fleet of mostly propane Autogas buses to our district which will help reduce carbon emissions and provide reliable and safe transportation for our students.”

“We are excited to work with Tigard-Tualatin School District. They were seeking new solutions and an improved transportation system with a technologically-advanced alternative fuelled fleet,” stated Don Kissell, Senior Vice President of Operations for STA in the Western Region. “The majority of the new fleet we will provide will be propane Autogas buses that not only help reduce carbon emissions within the community, but will also be quieter, safer, up-to-date and more reliable than their current operations.”