School Bus Innovations

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School Bus Innovations

When parents put a child on a school bus, the expectation is that the young person will arrive safe and ready to learn. Now, with significant funding available through the EPA’s Clean School Bus Program, there has never been a better time to prioritize clean and more efficient modes of school transportation. The goal is to replace inefficient gas or diesel-powered buses with safer propane or electric alternatives. Tucker Perkins, President/CEO of PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council, shares cleaner options for the nation’s school bus fleets, a study showing how low-emission buses are linked to improved test scores, information about school districts using propane buses in various markets, and the unique program. More than 1.3 million students will ride a propane school bus this year. What you’ll learn about the latest in school bus innovations:

1. Comparing the efficiency of propane vs. electric and other alternatives

2. Environmental benefits of an affordable and plentiful clean resource

3. Federal funds of up to $5 billion through fiscal year 2026 will help school districts replace diesel and gas buses with clean energy alternatives

4. Buses that reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 96% compared to diesel and provide lower overall operating costs