With the Volkswagen (VW) settlement funds on the horizon, as well as Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funds and local grant opportunities dovetailing with increasing progress, availability, and demonstrated efficiency of alternative-fuel school buses such as electric, propane, and compressed natural gas (CNG), now is the time to strike when it comes to seeking grants.
A lot of propane autogas vehicle maintenance can be performed without draining the fuel tank. But in order to access the tank’s internal components, it has to be purged of fuel. This process of bleeding it down, especially when it’s cold, can take valuable time.
Pasco County Schools in Florida and its partners have opened a school district-owned and -operated compressed natural gas fast-fill station to fuel the 65 CNG buses the district will have by the end of the 2017-2018 school year.
The clicking sound of a propane lighter may not mean only grilled hamburgers will soon be awaiting Paulding residents — it may mean their children will soon be home from school.