Why Schools Love Propane
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.
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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.
The Superintendent of Swanton Schools on how Propane Fueled Buses have benefited their district.
NO BLACK SMOKE
Schools can switch to propane autogas buses to protect students from dangerous diesel exhaust, a known carcinogen (capable of causing cancer) identified by the World Health Organization and the Environmental Protection Agency.
• 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 other breathing-related issues.
Compared with diesel engines, propane autogas engines are noticeably quieter when operating, which has a big impact on safety
• 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.
When a school district switches from diesel buses 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’ confidence and provide a well-rounded education.