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For more than 20 years, Acadia National Park’s Island Explorer tour buses have run on propane autogas. They have enhanced the park guests’ experience, while also contributing to a cleaner environment for the plants and animals that thrive there.
The Island Explorer buses have had a far-reaching effect on Acadia. Not only do they provide quiet transportation, which is more enjoyable for riders and visitors, but they also save the park money that can then be spent toward other services. Most importantly, the buses have created an improved experience for visitors by making the park more accessible; they transport 600,000 visitors a year, easily reaching all areas of the park and cutting back on traffic jams.
Like all national parks, Acadia is dedicated to protecting its stunning landscape. Running propane buses for 20+ years has reduced carbon emissions by 27 tons and prevented the release of 41 tons of smog-causing pollutants. Propane autogas is helping Acadia create a cleaner, healthier environment — for employees, visitors, and the native wildlife. Propane autogas benefits the environment, cuts costs, and provides a quieter ride, making it a great solution for national parks and communities alike.