Georgia school district chooses propane autogas

May 10, 2012 By    

Georgia state legislators and dignitaries, including Gov. Nathan Deal and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, recognized Hall County Schools at a May 10 event as the state’s first school district to fuel its fleet with propane autogas.

The school district purchased 20 Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision buses fueled by propane autogas to reduce the community’s carbon footprint and lower the county’s costs for school bus fuel and maintenance.

Manufactured in Georgia, the 72-passenger Blue Bird Propane-Powered Visions, each feature a Roush CleanTech liquid propane autogas fuel system that reduces nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide and total hydrocarbons emissions. The fleet is also said to virtually eliminate particulate matter.

“With today’s tight school budgets, using a transportation fuel that saves taxpayers money, keeps the environment clean and keeps jobs within our national borders is a win-win for everyone,” says William Schofield, Hall County Schools superintendent.

The school district expects to save $36,000 in fuel costs for its new propane buses in 2012 alone. Ferrellgas is the district’s propane provider.

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