PERC partnership donates $25,000 to schools with propane buses

September 27, 2016 By    
Photo cutline: According to the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), schools across 47 states have transitioned to propane autogas as the fuel of choice for their buses. Propane bus sales have increased by 436 percent since 2012, PERC adds, and about 11,000 propane buses are on the road today. Photo courtesy of Evergreen FS, Olympia CUSD 16

According to the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), schools across 47 states have transitioned to propane autogas as the fuel of choice for their buses. Propane bus sales have increased by 436 percent since 2012, PERC adds, and about 11,000 propane buses are on the road today.
Photo courtesy of Evergreen FS, Olympia CUSD 16

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) partnered with Jenna Bush Hager, a journalist and former teacher, and the Adopt a Classroom nonprofit for a second time to donate $25,000 to teachers at schools that have adopted propane buses.

PERC first partnered with Hager and Adopt a Classroom in 2015 to start a campaign to educate communities about the benefits of autogas. PERC’s donation this fall will benefit teachers at the following school districts:

  • Indianapolis Public Schools in Indianapolis
  • Northside Independent School District in San Antonio
  • Seminole County Public Schools in Orlando, Florida
  • Washoe County School District in Reno, Nevada

According to PERC, the transition from diesel to propane buses has been reported in at least 20 of the top 25 designated market areas, and four of the 10 largest school districts in the United States are using propane buses.

“It’s clear when you talk to school administrators and transportation departments that they are saving more than just dollars and cents by going with propane buses,” Hager says. “The switch is improving their school as a whole and giving them the opportunity to invest in more teachers or school programs.”

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