Propane Helps Create Greener Schools & Cleaner Air
Council highlights Propane School Buses on Earth Day
Over 840 school districts across the United States
transporting nearly one million school children each school day have upgraded
to greener propane-powered school buses.
Texas is number one in propane school bus adoption with over 3,000
propane school buses operating in the Lone Star State, paving the way to
cleaner communities and schools.
New propane school buses can produce up to 90%
fewer nitrous oxides (NOx) than a clean diesel school bus. Why is this
important? NOx is a significant contributor to ground level ozone, and
according to the American Lung Association, NOx is likely to be a cause of
asthma in children, can trigger an increase in asthma attacks and affect a host
of other harmful effects on the lungs.
For decades, propane school buses have been a trusted
greener alternative for school transportation. Quieter and cleaner, propane
provides an excellent solution for schools and our children’s health.
Not only that, but propane school buses have the
lowest total cost of ownership with its reduced maintenance compared to diesel
buses. That means more money for other vital things like computers, books,
classroom supplies and teachers.
In addition to the lower total cost of ownership,
the cost to upgrade from diesel to a new propane school bus is shrinking. To
help school districts with the upgrade cost, there are several alternative fuel
grants available for parts of Texas from a multitude of sources including from
the state of Texas as well as federally.
Cleaner air, greener schools, and cost-saving to
school districts, propane can do that.
To find out more about propane-powered school
buses and funding that may be available to your school district, visit
About the Propane
Council of Texas
The Propane Council of Texas (ProCOT) is a
non-profit 501 (c) 3 dedicated to educating the public and the propane industry
on safety and on the newest clean-burning propane technologies. ProCOT is the
state entity that represents the Propane Education & Research Council
(PERC), which was authorized by the U.S. Congress with the passage of the
Propane Education and Research Act (PERA) of 1996.