When is a Blue Bird not a bluebird? When it is a Blue Bird school bus! Since 1927 Blue Bird Bus has continued to set school bus industry standards with its innovative design and manufacturing capabilities. As your personal Blue Bird Bus Dealer since 1975, Central States Bus Sales, Inc., is pleased to offer you the full line of Type A, C and D dependable Blue Bird school buses for sale in a variety of options and configurations. Blue Bird's entire line of school buses have gone through the check in and nine standardized tests at the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute Altoona Bus Research and Testing Center so you can better compare brands and decide on the bus you ultimately buy. Please scroll down this page to learn about the four fuel choices, four Blue Bird school bus models, and available options. Additional pages provide details on the advantages of each model and fuel, printable brochures with floor plans, and a form to request specifications and quotes.
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Have you noticed the bird on your Blue Bird school bus is not a bluebird? Traditionally the birds are black to match the mandated black and yellow safety colors of all school buses. But now you might also see the bird in green. Green signifies Blue Bird's commitment to the environment. Blue Bird remains ahead of the pack of alternative fuel bus companies by providing purpose-built school buses with integrated propane or compressed natural gas fuel systems. Safer, cleaner and more durable than other buses in the industry to leave a healthier world for the children you transport every day. Create a smaller carbon footprint, reduce emissions, reduce your dependence on foreign oil, and lower your operating costs with less expensive fuel and government incentives. 75% of alternative fuel school buses on the road are Blue Birds.
As a staple in the school bus industry, the Blue Bird Vision continues as a frontrunner in school bus safety. The Vision’s purpose-built, angled hood offers the greatest loading and unloading zone field of vision in a conventional Type C school bus. The ergonomic and comfortable driver’s cockpit includes a driver-information-display panel that provides a wealth of system information to both drivers and service technicians. With capacities ranging from 36 - 78 students, the Blue Bird Vision offers the flexibility needed for today's transportation needs along with the safety, quality, durability and serviceability to ensure that this school bus continues to meet those needs throughout the life of the vehicle.
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.
Joining the model line up, Blue Bird puts 25 years of CNG experience into the design of its top performing Vision school bus to bring you the CNG-Powered Vision bus. Standard Dual Side Fuel Fill saves your drivers time at the station. A power train 275 pounds lighter than the competition and lighter tanks in a protected position contribute to the overall fuel economy of this conventional bus saving you money.
Newly updated, the All American Forward Engine continues to provide classic All American features along with a flexible array of body plans and seating configurations accommodating 54-90 students. As a leader in transport, the FE is especially stellar at navigating in densely populated areas and along highly-trafficked, tight and twisty routes. Its enhanced front service door allows easy access to the engine without the need for special tools, thus increasing uptime and reducing maintenance time.
Newly updated, the All American Rear Engine (RE) school bus is an extension Blue Bird's legacy of leadership by setting new industry standards for driver ergonomics, efficiency, safety, serviceability, passenger comfort and life-cycle value. The engine's rear location provides exceptional serviceability, allows for extra cooling and consequently higher power ratings, reduces noise to lessen interference with the driver and allows a wide stepwell for boarding ease and a clear view of children boarding and exiting. With capacities ranging from 66-84 students and attractive fuel choices of diesel or compressed natural gas, the All American RE is an ideal transportation solution, especially on routes requiring extra power.
Go green with the All American Rear Engine (RE) powered by clean, affordable and domestic Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). As an extension of Blue Bird’s commitment to providing a full-line of affordable green solutions, this bus provides the same great features offered on All American buses while reducing emissions and creating a healthier environment for the community it serves.
The combination of smart solutions built into the Micro Bird G5 make it significantly different and innovative. The Micro Bird G5 is the leader in its category, providing the lowest cost of operation, and offers several features that work in harmony with safety to help protect passengers if an accident is unavoidable. We are constantly updating our product, because when it comes to safety, there is no finish line.
By combining top safety features with durable components and a 5-year limited body warranty, you can feel confident that the Micro Bird G5 is not only your best investment, but also your best choice.
The Propane-Powered Micro Bird uses Ford’s E-450 chassis with a 6.8L engine and ROUSH® propane system, and offers best-in-class horsepower and torque. With a capacity of up to 30 passengers, and a fuel tank that allows travel of up to 320 miles, your Propane-Powered Micro Bird is sure to get you far, while keeping the environment clean and offering fuel savings along the way.
The Micro Bird MB-II was patented with a wide oval-shaped body which makes it the widest school bus in its Type A classification and the only single rear wheel school bus that can be equipped with a wheelchair lift. Your bus driver can easily maneuver any of its various lengths through narrow country lanes or crowded city streets. It can be safely configured for up to 20 passengers, including 4 students secured in their wheelchairs, in comfort with a choice of interior roof heights. This mini-bus won't break your budget with its 5 year warranty and low cost of ownership.
Blue Bird's Micro Bird MB-II Multi-Purpose Vehicle provides safer student transportation than riding in a van or SUV because of the safety features built into the vehicle an automobile does not have. Painted school bus yellow, it is built to FMVSS school bus construction standards and includes 3 point school bus seats and a rear door buzzer. The 9 passenger capacity allows anyone to drive this vehicle; not just school bus drivers, but also teachers, aides and coaches. This Blue Bird Micro Bird MPV will be the versatility "MVP" of your fleet!
The all NEW Micro Bird T-Series' futuristic appearance and slim body design combine to increase fuel economy by 20% to provide the least expensive operating budget for the under 25 passenger school bus class. Its "More-View" window allows your bus driver superb visibility of the Danger Zone as well as aiding in the T-Series maneuverability in tight spaces. Driver's cockpit switch placement with easily accesible electrical and engine areas make driving and maintenance a dream.