Hi Pro, Inc., a nationwide mail logistics contractor with a 40-year history of servicing the United States Postal Service, celebrated the launch of its propane autogas vehicle fleet at a ribbon cutting ceremony in Commerce City, Colorado. During the ceremony, Hi Pro, Inc. CEO Joshua Stoneback unveiled the five, class 6 ultra-low nitrogen oxide (NOx) box trucks and state-of-the-art propane autogas infrastructure that will reduce emissions in the Denver metro.
The McDuffie County School district is finding ways to cut the cost of fuel for its school buses. Buses are ready to head out to the bus stops on Monday for the first day of school, but these buses will be different, running on propane instead of gasoline. The school district has added four new propane buses. Two more to be delivered next month.
Stephan Whaley, director of autogas business development for the Propane Education & Research Council, opened the Sunday session by pointing out that in order to phase diesel out of a bus fleet, the alternative fuel must perform just as well along with being cleaner, cost-effective and sustainable.
Fleets must take a bridge to get from using all traditional fuels and arrive at utilizing alternative fuels, either in a portion of their fleet or their entire fleet. It’s fair to say challenges will arise along the journey to incorporating propane autogas in a fleet, but some benefits also come along with it.
Three clean-operating propane school buses arrived at Fort Smith Public Schools this month, marking the district’s first alternatively fueled bus purchase. Amid rising gas and diesel prices, the district expects to save 60% in fuel costs and thousands of dollars more in maintenance costs.
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A program funded by last year’s federal infrastructure law could help hundreds of Ohio school districts replace aging diesel school buses, but applications for this year’s funding competition are due within the next six weeks. Clean air advocates are trying to get the word out about the U.S. EPA’s 2022 Clean School Bus Program, which offers rebates to help public schools replace up to 25 diesel buses with electric, propane, or compressed natural gas vehicles.
In Illinois, Township District High School 211 has a goal of going fully green by 2030 — and that means transitioning to propane autogas. To date, the district has flipped more than 40% of its fleet from diesel to propane autogas. As part of a financially responsible transition, Township keeps the upfront costs manageable by changing over about 10% of its fleet each year. The propane-fueled Blue Bird buses, which travel 9,000 miles each day, save almost $8,000 a year.
Like a lot of paratransit organizations, there was a well-defined transportation department goal for Carteret County Area Transportation System (CCATS) in Newport, North Carolina, that involved substantially lowering both vehicle emissions and total operating costs. A curb-to-curb rural paratransit system, CCATS had been using dual fuel (gasoline and propane) vehicles for years. In 2021 CCATS tried a propane-only choice.
We are on the precipice of one of the largest movements in clean student transportation. The EPA’s Clean School Bus Program will provide $5 billion over the next five years to replace aging diesel school buses with newer, cleaner models. This is a major step forward in prioritizing student health and the environment, and propane autogas is positioned as one of the clean energy sources to do the job through affordable emissions reductions.