Why Schools Love Propane

The OPGA is here to help make your transition to propane easy with a $1,000 / vehicle per school bus, towards a new bus or propane conversion.

Columbus State Tech

Columbus State Tech Associative Professor of Automotive Technology, Steve Levin discusses the advantages and the process of converting your vehicle to propane. 

Westerville Schools

Westerville Schools prides themselves on keeping their kids in a safe and clean environment. 

Back in 2014, Westerville schools realized that the stability of propane fuel prices made it easier to budget and save money for the district. 

Delaware Schools

Delaware City Schools has been running their propane buses for the last 5 years. Making the switch has saved them thousands of dollars, increased student safety, and reduced their emissions.

Swanton Schools

The Superintendent of Swanton Schools on how Propane Fueled Buses have benefited their district.

Barnesville Schools

Barnesville Schools run their bus fleet on propane for two reasons: safety and cost. “The first thing that comes to mind is safety of the kids. With propane buses are so quiet and that’s good for kids and the bus operators,” says John Blatter, Director of Transportation.​

Big Walnut Schools

Big Walnut Schools’ Administrative Services Director and Treasurer discuss why they converted to Propane.

Forest Hills Schools

Forest Hills School District bus driver advocates for propane gas because of its quietness so that kids don’t have to talk over the noises.

why schools love propane

Propane fueled buses provide benefits throughout your district!


Compared with diesel engines, propane autogas engines are noticeably quieter when operating.

  • Bus drivers are responsible for students’ safety during transportation. A quieter bus allows bus drivers to perform their jobs in a much less chaotic environment.
  • Easier to monitor students in the rear of the bus and take quick action in an emergency.
  • Easier to concentrate on the road ahead and provide a safe ride to and from school.


Schools can switch to propane autogas buses to protect students from dangerous diesel exhaust.

  • The shorter height of younger students puts them face-to-face with a black cloud of diesel smoke every school day.
  • Children in wheelchairs are especially vulnerable to inhaling diesel exhaust.
  • Propane autogas buses do not aggravate the symptoms of students with asthma or otherbreathing-related issues.


When a school district switches to propane autogas technology, they’re in a better position to afford what students need most.

  • More teachers reduce class sizes for more individualized student attention.

  • Everyday classroom supplies — pencils, markers, notebooks — which teachers may otherwise need to buy out-of-pocket.

  • Savings can be used to fund special education programs and hire specialist educators.

  • Funding for more robust fine arts and athletic programs that increase students’ confi dence and provide a well-rounded education.