The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System has converted more than a third of its minibus and paratransit fleet to propane autogas, and is happy with the reduced environmental impact and low maintenance requirements of the vehicles, says a Straight Talk video released by PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council.
When it came time for the Barnesville Exempted Village School District to replace its aging fleet of diesel buses, district leaders had options about what kind of fuel the new buses would use. A $201,000 Diesel Emissions Reduction Grant from the federal government, which covered 90 percent of the cost, led them to look at compressed natural gas or propane. Barnesville just missed out a DERG from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, which would have covered 100 percent of the costs.
Timing is everything, and in my last post , we touched on why now is a good time for fleet owners to transition diesel vehicles to clean-burning, American-made propane autogas. Propane can cut operating costs by an average of 40 percent compared to conventional fuels.
School districts around the U.S. are proudly making the switch to propane autogas school buses. Why? On top of offering the lowest total cost-of-ownership available and operating noticeably quieter, propane autogas buses reduce harmful emissions around students.