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A+ Fuel for School Transportation

School districts of all sizes are switching to propane autogas buses for the lowest total cost-of-ownership available. These savings could help schools afford more teachers, extracurricular activities, or anything else that directly supports students. Better yet, switching to propane autogas is easy and doesn't require school districts to modify their garage or repair facilities. Keep exploring to learn more.

Key Resources

West Virginia University School Bus Emissions Study
A research program with West Virginia University establishes propane‐fueled school buses as a leader in performance and lower exhaust emissions.
Download the Study
INFOGRAPHIC: Propane autogas bus use and environmental impact by state
Across the U.S., school districts trust propane autogas buses for clean, cost-efficient performance. Explore the popularity of the fuel by state in this interactive map, and see how many NOx emissions your state could reduce by making the switch.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How can propane buses help my school district meet emissions reduction goals?

Propane autogas buses reduce up to 96 percent nitrous oxide (NOx) emissions compared to a diesel bus of the same vehicle make, according to a 2018 study by the West Virginia University Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines, and Emissions.

How many propane autogas school buses are in operation in the U.S.?

There are over 15,200 propane autogas school buses operating nationwide at more than 840 districts. View the map to see how many propane autogas buses are in operation and how many school districts and private contractors are operating propane autogas buses in your state.

Why is propane considered a fuel-of-choice for school buses?

School districts across the country rely on propane autogas because it’s safe, quiet, and healthier for students in and around the bus. It also allows schools to save money on transportation costs; those cost savings can be used to directly impact students with more teachers, better programs, and additional classroom supplies and books.

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