WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) has created online learning resources with educational information about propane autogas for school bus fleets that are planning for the new school year while navigating through new challenges.
“The pandemic has been a wakeup call and it has many fleets re-evaluating their best practices and operational efficiencies, including their fuel choices,” said Steve Whaley, director of autogas business development at PERC. “For fleets that aren’t familiar with propane autogas, these resources are a great place to start to learn how the energy source can help reduce their costs and emissions. For fleets that already operate with propane autogas, these resources will help them smoothly get back to business.”
The pages feature several items with information about owning, maintaining, and operating propane vehicles and the benefits of the fuel, including that propane provides fleets with the most cost-effective solution to reducing harmful emissions, according to PERC.
The school transportation page includes information on the benefits of propane compared to other energy sources, such as diesel and electric. It also includes emissions studies, customer testimonials, and refueling information. Plus, school transportation directors can use PERC’s cost savings calculator to determine how much propane could save their school district over the life of the bus.
Additionally, the maintenance page includes important information about garage and maintenance facilities and how propane maintenance compares to other fuels.
More information on propane school buses is available at Propane.com/School-Transportation.