In New York, Washingtonville Central School District transports more than 5,000 students to 28 Orange County area schools, including public, private and parochial. Of their 89-bus fleet, 18 are fueled by propane autogas.
Student Transportation Inc. (“STI”), North America’s third largest provider of school bus transportation services, today announced that its subsidiary, Student Transportation of America, Inc. (STA), has been awarded a new five-year contract with St. Paul Public Schools in Minnesota and is currently hiring drivers for open positions. The $4 million annual contract, to begin next month, will feature 65 new, propane-powered vehicles and a refurbished facility located in St. Paul…. (Market Watch)
With the donation of propane-powered off-road and stationary equipment from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), Mammoth Cave National Park has taken important steps to reduce energy concumption at the park and to serve as a model for other national parks across the country. PERC’s donation of propane-powered equipment totals more than $62,000 and includes three John Deere zero-turn mowers, two Generac portable generators, and a CleanFuel USA propane dispenser featuring eConnect, a fuel network management system for electronic dispensers…. (Today’s Energy Solutions)
What’s the most commonly used fuel source for cars and trucks around the world? if you guessed gasoline, you are correct. And in second place…yes, diesel. But can you guess what is the third-most used fuel? Not ethanol. Not hybrids. Not electricity. No. 3 is propane. which propels 23 million vehicles worldwide, though only some 250,000 in the United States. But that last figure is growing, thanks in large part to Livonia-based Roush CleanTech…. (Detroit News)
I hope your Fourth of July was filled with family, fun and reflection on the meaning of our Independence Day. The amazing thing about our country is the tradition of bettering our circumstances to make it stronger. And that tradition continues with our nation’s quest to choose domestically produced energy to power our vehicles.