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You might be like many parents who put their child on a diesel school bus each day and notice the exhaust fumes and noise that accompany them on their ride.
A new study by Georgia State University directly links those fumes to lower test scores. Previous studies proved that diesel exhaust contributes to allergies, asthma, and lung cancer.
Fortunately, your school has the power today to switch to low-emissions buses that’ll positively impact academic performance and student health.
Propane autogas school buses can improve your child’s well-being, are better for the environment, and cost less for your school to operate:
- In a study conducted by West Virginia University, propane autogas buses were found to cut 96 percent more emissions compared with clean diesel buses.
- Propane buses cost 30 to 50 percent less to operate per mile than diesel buses. With those savings, schools can afford more teachers, extracurricular activities, or anything else that directly supports students.
- This fall, more than a million students in 48 states will ride a propane bus to and from school each day.
Your child deserves cleaner air to breathe and a quieter ride to school each day. Talk to your PTA leaders and school board representatives about making a positive impact on schools and our children with clean, American propane.