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Texas School Receives First New Propane Buses in the Nation

Posted by Texas Education on July 23, 2008

I keep trying to find anything going on that would help our schools, all of our schools. So when one of us does something good, smart, saves money, it’s worth mentioning here. From the Texas Insider:

San Antonio, Texas – Record-high fuel prices are causing school districts to scrutinize their transportation budgets for ways to cut costs. San Antonio’s Northside Independent School District has found that alternative fuels are one way to keep their budget in check. For the first time since 2002, a major manufacturer has offered a factory-built propane bus.

Northside is the first school district in the nation to purchase and receive the new propane buses. And the district is already reaping the rewards. Today, Railroad Commission Chairman Michael L. Williams brought a check for $66,341.46 to Northside ISD. Full story here.

Here is some information on propane school busses. I wasn’t sure if these are safe, but according to the U.S. Department of Energy, they are, and there is help with funding.

For More Information
•National Clean Cities Program
http://www.ccities.doe.gov
•Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition
http://www.ngvc.org
•Propane Vehicle Council
http://www.propanevehicle.org
•National BiodieselBoard
http://www.nbb.org
•National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium
http://naftp.nrcce.wvu.edu
•“Alternative Fuel School Buses Earn High Marks”, Alternative Fuel News Volume 5 Number 3
http://www.ccities.doe.gov

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