School districts across the state and the nation are achieving reductions in air pollution through cleaner, cost-efficient propane autogas school buses.
Connecticut is one of the top six states in the county operating propane autogas school buses.
For the 2020-21 school year, there will be close to 700 propane autogas school buses transporting students to their schools and extracurricular activities.
Propane is a domestically made clean-burning alternative fuel.
Propane autogas buses reduce up to 96% nitrous oxide (NOx) emissions and up to 13% carbon dioxide emissions compared to a diesel bus of the same vehicle make, according to a 2018 study by the West Virginia University Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines, and Emissions.
Propane engines have simpler emissions controls, which allow them to meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards without aftertreatment systems required for diesel vehicles.
School districts across the country have found propane meets their criteria because it’s safe, affordable, and healthier for students in and around the bus. This allows schools to save money on transportation costs allowing for those savings to be put back into students’ education.
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