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.

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