Propane logo on a school bus

Depending on where you live school has already started or will start next week. This can mean that your morning commute could include sitting behind a school bus that is stopping to pick up students at every corner while blowing noxious fumes out its tailpipe, and into your face. What a great way to start the work day! This scenario is starting to change as more and more school districts are replacing old diesel run school buses with clean burning propane school buses.

School districts across the country are finding that it’s easier to maintain, and less expensive to fuel up with an autogas school bus, but more importantly they’re finding that they burn much cleaner than traditional diesel buses. This is a plus for you as you follow behind the school bus on as it picks up students, and for the kids who are exposed to the fumes twice a day, 5 days a week.

This is not some small movement with a minority of school districts making the change. In the last couple of weeks I’ve read article after article about school districts across the country replacing their diesel buses with propane buses. It seems like every other day there’s a new article touting another school district for making the switch. In fact, more than 500 school districts nationwide are powering their buses with propane.


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Other Things to Consider:

  • In the winter, diesel buses need to idle on start up for a long period, wasting fuel and causing wear on the engine. This is not necessary with an autogas bus.
  • Propane is a less expensive than diesel making it cost effective at the pump.
  • Propane buses are quieter than diesel buses. That’s better for the ears of the driver, of the students, and anyone still asleep in their house as the bus passes by.

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