The St. Louis suburban school district set out to reduce bus emissions and costs, which led to the adoption of propane vehicles. It became the first district in the state to add propane to its fleet, according to a case study by the Missouri Propane Education and Research Council (MPERC). The district consists of 26 school sites and transports 12,000 students each day via 174 school buses. Each one travels about 10,000 miles annually.
U.S. agribusiness cooperative CHS has advocated through its Brandon, South Dakota, retail locations for the local school districts to switch school bus fleets from diesel to propane. Five area school districts now have propane school buses – Brookings, Elkton, Harrisburg, Lennox and Tea – with more to come.
Livonia businessman Jack Roush, a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, has contributed $1 million to support mathematics and automotive programs in Eastern Michigan University’s GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology. Roush, an EMU alum, is chairman of the board of Roush Enterprises and founder, CEO and co-owner of the NASCAR Roush Fenway Racing team.
Whether your mission is to deliver e-commerce packages to the residents of Skokie or safely deliver second graders to start their school day in Aurora, one thing is certain – the vehicles we use to complete the task at hand is changing rapidly, with more fuel choices available than ever before.