The Pulaski County Special School District in Arkansas is taking 20 of its older diesel school buses off the road and replacing them with new propane models. The district will receive a reimbursement of $98,000 per propane school bus (up to 20 buses) from the state’s Division of Environmental Quality. Eligible expenses include the purchase price of the new buses, delivery costs of the new buses, the cost to scrap and dispose of the buses being replaced, and taxes, if applicable. The district originally started with four propane buses, adding two each year in 2019 and 2020.
The School District of Philadelphia will expand its alternative-fueled fleet in 2023 in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint. The district has purchased 38 new school buses that will run on propane autogas. Other buses in its fleet run on electricity, diesel and gasoline. The district wants to add several more propane school buses, with a projection to have as many as 70 by 2026.