Friday, October 3, 2014

Hempfield moves to propane fueled buses

The Hempfield School District is the only district in central Pennsylvania to use
propane fueled buses instead of the more common diesel fuel.
This school year is the first time the new fleet of buses is being used.
Rhoads Energy is supplying the propane for the 88 buses in the district. The buses are being supplied by Student Transportation of America.
It's estimated 6,954 students ride the new buses every day to school. The move to propane could save the district $1.95 million in fuel costs over five years and propane buses are also said to be less expensive to maintain than their diesel counterparts.
There are also environmental benefits to the switch. The new buses reportedly cut smog-producing hydrocarbon emissions by 80 percent. See more here.

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