Propane autogas buses provide
unmatched peace-of-mind for parents. Compared with diesel buses, propane autogas
buses are noticeably quieter when operating. With significant noise on
the bus eliminated, a driver can pay better attention to children in the rear of
the bus — and the road ahead. Diesel cannot deliver a similar experience.
In addition to significantly quieter operation, all propane-autogas-powered
buses meet rigorous U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, and each is
equipped with an automatic shut-off feature that prevents fuel flow to the
engine when it's not running.
Cleaner for Students and Communities
The shorter height
of younger students puts them face-to-face with a black cloud of diesel smoke
every school day. With propane autogas buses, however, students aren't
exposed to the harmful particulate matter in diesel exhaust, which is known
to aggravate asthma, and worse — it's a carcinogen identified by the World
Districts that choose propane autogas buses are
making a smarter decision for students and the neighborhoods they live in.
Savings for What Counts
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. Officials from Omaha Public schools in
Omaha, Nebraska, report their propane autogas bus fleet generates enough savings
to hire up to five additional classroom teachers.
- Everyday classroom
supplies — pencils, markers, notebooks — which teachers may otherwise need to
- 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
With school budgets continually at risk of
being slashed, parents and schools need to think outside the box to find extra
savings. Adopting propane autogas buses is one big step toward improving
schools. Not only is propane autogas fuel consistently less expensive than
diesel, the buses themselves don't require the same expensive repairs and
replacement parts that today's modern diesel buses demand.