Alternative Fuels

Propane video series includes school bus edition

Posted on January 28, 2014

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is releasing an online video series featuring interviews with fleets across the country about their experiences using propane autogas.

The "Straight Talk" videos feature stories from five fleet managers at public and private organizations that use propane autogas in significant portions of their fleets.

Participants include Mesa (Ariz.) Public Schools, DIRECTV, ThyssenKrupp Elevator, AAustin Express Inc. and Prince George’s County, Md.

“We find that the best business case for propane autogas is made by professionals discussing their experiences converting and using the fuel every day,” said Michael Taylor, director of propane autogas for PERC. “This series gives fleet managers a candid look at how propane autogas performs for fleets in any business stage across operations.”

Each week, one new video interview from the five participating organizations will be posted on PERC’s Straight Talk site. First up is the edition on Mesa Public Schools, in which Ron Latko, director of transportation and fleet management, discusses the district's propane school bus fleet (see below).

The videos, which were shot during the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo in Washington, D.C., document topics that PERC identifies as important to fleets considering a switch to alternative fuels: return on initial investment, ease of installation and access to affordable refueling infrastructure.

Related Topics: Alternative Fuels, Arizona, emissions, propane

Comments ( 1 )
  • Bryan West

     | about 4 years ago

    The thing to keep in mind is that there is no "conversion" for school buses.

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