If you’re hiking up to a summit, the journey back down is much easier. Imagine a day when school districts and companies are not as intent on lowering emissions in their communities or in meeting budgets while battling rising fuel costs. A day when people are breathing easier (literally) as well.
School Transportation News and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory judged 18 nominations submitted in April and selected winners in four categories for fleets over 100 buses and fleets under 100. Winning the large private fleet award with 30 percent of its fleet powered by propane is Pacific Western Transportation (PWT), a contractor that operates in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Over 60 percent of the 856 propane buses are operated by subsidiary Southland Transportation at its Calgary and Halifax, Nova Scotia locations.