Georgia is one of the most biodiverse states in America. From the Blue Ridge Mountains to the coastal beaches, the southern state has a lot to offer — and a lot to protect. But did you also know that Georgia also has deployed the most propane school buses of any state in the U.S.?
A diesel-fueled fleet can come with costly expenses. However propane autogas helps fleets save more over time by offering a lower total-cost-of-ownership. Propane vehicles also have equivalent power, offer more uptime, come with affordable infrastructure, are safe and use clean, American-made fuel.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will nearly double the funding available this year for school districts to purchase low- or zero-emission buses. The move comes in response to high demand for the program among applicants, EPA said.
As we kick off back-to-school season, more than 1.3 million students across the nation will ride to school in emissions-reducing, cost-cutting propane school buses, enjoying American innovation at every bus stop.
Renewable propane is coming of age, not only in the propane industry, but also among vehicle fleet operators. Many of these customers have heard about renewable propane and are asking about how it might benefit their fleets compared with conventional propane and other alternative fuels.
To address cost savings while achieving emissions reductions. Although diesel prices were low at the time when trying to migrate some of fleet to an alternative fuel, Independence School District decided the long-term benefits of installing propane fueling infrastructure won out, aiding the community’s air quality and the district’s costs.
There are more than 22,000 propane school buses on American roads in 49 states, transporting 1.3 million kids to school daily. Chances are, if you don’t operate propane buses, a neighboring district or regional school bus contractor does.