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Georgia district receives Blue Bird propane bus

Posted on March 26, 2015
Valdosta City Schools recently received its first propane school bus. Shown here with the new bus is Edward Collins, the district's transportation supervisor.

Valdosta City Schools recently received its first propane school bus. Shown here with the new bus is Edward Collins, the district's transportation supervisor.

As part of its efforts to find new ways to lessen its carbon footprint, Valdosta City Schools’ transportation department purchased and just received its first propane bus.

The Valdosta City Schools transportation department has received training on the bus from Blue Bird and propane supplier AmeriGas. AmeriGas has partnered with the district to provide onsite refueling.  

The transportation department expects to see substantial savings in the propane engine maintenance repair cost compared to diesel engines, district officials said.  

Plans to purchase 10 additional propane buses were recently presented to the Valdosta board of education. The final vote will be held at the April 13 meeting.

Related Topics: Blue Bird, Georgia, propane

Comments ( 1 )
  • Sam Prak

     | about 4 months ago

    This is a very big mistake! Yout drivers, kids and everybody that live where these bueses run will get affected by propane. Propane is not nontoxic and it is not safe for the environment. In fact the opposite is true about propane. Visit www.propanesolved.com on what propane is doing to people. I hope you remember this will you all start getting sick from it!

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