WASHINGTON (May 22, 2017) — A new interactive online map from the Propane Education & Research Council showcases the status of propane autogas school bus adoption across the country, making it easy for school transportation directors to see how many school districts in their state are currently operating propane autogas buses.
The new online resource, at Propane.com/BusMap, allows viewers to explore state-level bus data from the more than 700 private and public districts that operate propane autogas buses in 47 states.
“More transportation directors are finding value with propane autogas school buses, because of their lower total cost-of-ownership, cleaner and quieter operation, and better maintenance experience,” said Michael Taylor, PERC director of autogas business development. “The interactive map highlights how widespread the adoption of propane autogas school buses has become and we think a lot of transportation directors will be surprised at how many school districts are having success with propane autogas.”
The interactive map allows visitors to click on a state to reveal a downloadable infographic with the total number of school buses and the number of school districts using propane autogas within the selected state. Also available for download are five different regional fact sheets that detail cost-savings, emissions reductions, and maintenance-related benefits, while highlighting a handful of districts’ propane autogas school bus stories.
About PERC: The Propane Education & Research Council is a nonprofit that provides leading propane safety and training programs and invests in research and development of new propane-powered technologies. PERC is operated and funded by the propane industry. For more information, visit propane.com.