Access Scioto County (ASC) Buses use cleaner burning and affordable propane autogas to fuel their buses. By using propane autogas, ASC is reducing greenhouse gases up to 25% and producing up to 60% less carbon monoxide than gasoline powered vehicles.
ASC started their conversion program to operate their fleet of 10 buses on propane in late 2012. Their transit system has saved over $55,000 in fuel costs, compared to if they had been using traditional gasoline or diesel fuel, by switching to the cleaner and more efficient propane autogas.
Since converting their fleet to propane in 2012, ASC has saved thousands of dollars in fuel costs, making better use of tax payer money to operate ASC.
Josh Arrick, of Arrick’s Propane in Lucasville, Ohio presented a check for almost $18,000 to Larry Mullins, Coordinator of Access Scioto County Public Transit, at a quarterly ASC Advisory Board meeting in April of 2015.
The check was part of a tax incentive program available from the federal government for businesses and organizations using alternative fuels, such as propane, to operate motor vehicles.
“It has been a great partnership with Arrick’s Propane that has helped us save money, protect the environment, and help the local economy.”Larry Mullins, Coordinator of Access Scioto County Public Transit
“It has been a great partnership with Arrick’s Propane that has helped us save money, protect the environment, and help the local economy.” Larry Mullins stated.
All of the propane ASC uses in their vehicles comes from Arrick’s Propane of Lucasville, Ohio. Propane is 100% American made, which means less reliance on foreign oil for Access Scioto County Transit.
Buying propane vehicles or converting your fleets to propane autogas is made easier with the rebates available from the Ohio Propane Gas Association. The OPGA is offering up to $5,000 per entity, $1,000 each for vehicles or mowers.