Low Emission School Buses
As children kick off another school year, consider the importance of how they get to class.
Tucker Perkins, President and CEO of the Propane Education & Research Council, shares new research and the benefits of using lower emission buses. He explains why school districts in many areas of the country have switched entire school bus fleets to propane and why this has had an enormous impact on the economy and the environment.
A recent study released by Georgia State University linked lower emission bus exhaust to improved academic performance. The research found students riding low-emissions buses like those that use propane were missing school less and scoring better on tests compared to students riding diesel buses. In fact, this fall approximately 1.1 million students will ride a propane school bus to school every day, with 18,000 propane school buses on routes today in school districts in 48 states.