Alternative Fuels

Texas district gets $2M to buy propane buses

Posted on September 20, 2011

SAN ANTONIO — Northside Independent School District (ISD) recently received a $2,001,682 check for buying 122 Blue Bird propane buses.

The funding includes a rebate of about $1.4 million, about $250,000 in grant monies to upgrade the transportation department's four existing propane stations and about $350,000 for its new fifth propane station.

Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter visited the school district in late August to present the check.

"Northside ISD has been committed to using propane for the past 30 years," said Rafael Salazar, director of transportation at the district. "Our community and our staff recognize and enjoy the cleanliness of propane."

Salazar also noted that Northside ISD was the first in the country to purchase the Blue Bird Propane-Powered Vision in 2007.


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Comments ( 1 )
  • dave Houtz

     | about 6 years ago

    where did you get the money from, we have a contractor with half a fleet of propane....would like to convert to all propane...

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