Propane Autogas Buses Drive the Future for Students

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Propane autogas school buses offer the lowest total-cost-of-ownership, saving more for students in the long run. With propane autogas, schools are in a better position to afford the resources that impact students every day: more teachers, extracurricular activities and classroom supplies.

In 2015, Boston Public Schools began incorporating propane autogas buses into its fleet. The low total cost-of-ownership, reduced emissions and quieter operation of the buses, have been a great success for Boston. Now, 40 percent of its fleet runs on propane autogas. Converting from diesel to propane autogas is part of a citywide initiative to reduce emissions by 25 percent by 2020. In terms of preventative maintenance costs, reduced downtime and fuel efficiency, the district expects to save more over time with its propane autogas buses than it would with comparable diesel buses.

“It has had a profound effect on the schoolyard, the students, the faculty—and our drivers love them,” says fleet manager Peter Crossan. See the full story about Boston by watching the video below.

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