Propane Autogas Buses Deliver Cleaner Air, Lower Costs for Hall County Schools
May 10, 2012 — Hall County School System is Georgia’s first school district to fuel their fleet with clean-burning propane autogas.
The school district purchased 20, 72-passenger Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision school buses, each featuring a ROUSH CleanTech liquid propane autogas fuel system and manufactured in Georgia. Compared to their $3.50 per gallon cost for diesel, Hall County pays less than $2.00 per gallon to fuel with propane autogas. The school district expects to save $36,000 in fuel costs for their 20 new propane buses in 2012 alone.
"We choose propane autogas because not only does it represent significant reduced fuel costs and clean-burning properties, but also because the source, natural gas, is in abundant supply right here in America," said William Schofield, superintendent of the Hall County Schools. "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."