The buses operate noticeably quieter than diesel for a safe ride. Plus, all propane autogas school buses meet U.S. FMVSS and Canadian CMVSS motor vehicle safety standards, like conventional school buses.
Savings That Go Further
Propane autogas delivers the lowest total cost-of-ownership available. Districts could use those savings to afford more teachers, classroom supplies, and extracurricular activities.
With propane autogas buses, students aren't exposed to the emissions from older diesel buses that can aggravate asthma and cause other health issues.
Operators of propane autogas school buses report higher job satisfaction — they get to drive a quieter bus, and they don't have to bring home the smell of exhaust.
Propane autogas isn’t new to school transportation — districts big and small have trusted this fuel for decades to get their students further than the next stop. This unique alternative energy helps districts save on fuel and maintenance in ways diesel can’t. Propane autogas operates cleaner without additional costly filters or fluids, helping schools save more for student resources.
Propane autogas offers many smart refueling solutions for your district. You can choose from investing in convenient, on-site refueling infrastructure, coordinate a mobile or temporary refueling solution with your propane supplier, or use private or public refueling stations.
Propane Can Do That: School Transportation
Transforming Schoolyards with Propane
Good for Students, Good for Business
Upgrading an Aging Fleet
Proven Cold Weather Performance
Decades of Benefits
Great for the District and Kids
No More Black Smoke
What's great about the propane exhaust is there is no detectable odor, there's no visible exhaust. Peter Crossan, Fleet and Compliance Manager, Boston Public Schools
It was a pleasure to be on that bus. It's easy to drive, it's very quiet, and in the winter time it's nice and warm. Pat Groll, Bus Driver/Trainer, Metropolitan School District of Warren Township
Research refueling options
Your school district could have its own on-site refueling station, or take advantage of many other refueling solutions. Your propane supplier will help you decide what’s right for your situation. In the meantime, read up on propane autogas refueling options.
Find a propane supplier
Enter your zip code to find a nearby propane supplier. Do a little upfront research to see if they have experience serving school districts. Your propane supplier will help figure out which refueling solution is best for your district.
Consider state programs and incentives
Your district may be eligible to save more using federal and state-based incentive programs.
Where can I buy propane appliances?
What do I do when my portable propane tank is empty?
When the propane tank you use for grilling or other outdoor appliances is empty, drop it off and purchase a full tank at one of thousands of tank exchanges nationwide. You’ll find them everywhere from hardware and rental stores to grocers, convenience stores, and gas stations. In addition, there are many propane cylinder refilling locations available across the country. Contact your local propane supplier for more information on refilling or exchanging cylinders.
Where can I find someone to service my propane appliances?
Your local propane supplier is an excellent source of information for things like propane appliance servicing and repairs. Contact them with your questions about servicing, repairing, or replacing propane appliances.