Millard, Omaha Public Schools and Student Transportation Inc., Report Annual Savings Using Propane Autogas

Fuel cost savings of $5,000 per day. Cheaper and simpler oil changes. Emissions reduced by millions of pounds.

That’s the message of a new case study analyzing Student Transportation Inc.’s 435 school buses operating with propane autogas during a one-year period.

These buses service Nebraska’s Millard and Omaha public school district, traveling between 100 to 150 miles per day for an average of about 50,000 miles each school day. They also support Omaha’s “Green Schools Initiative,” which encourages environmental responsibility, consumption reduction and green living.

“We are seeing a widespread trend of school districts switching to propane autogas,” said Phil Horlock, president and CEO of Blue Bird, the bus manufacturer. “For school districts looking for tremendous fuel and maintenance savings, in addition to providing cleaner air for the students and community, propane autogas is a smart solution.”