Over 12,000 Autogas school buses operate in U.S. streets


The U.S. Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) unveiled a new online interactive map that displays the number of active school buses in each state that are powered by LPG. Over 700 public and private operators in 47 states currently operate the buses, according to the map.

A PERC spokesman said there are over 12,500 Autogas school buses in operation nationwide, and only districts in Hawaii, Mississippi, South Dakota and the District of Columbia have yet to add Autogas school buses to their fleets.

So far, Texas leads all states in LPG adoption with 2,600 school buses operating out of 47 school districts. California is currently in second place with 1,369 Autogas school buses in operation. The top 10 list is rounded out with Oregon at 849 buses in 34 districts, Pennsylvania with 782 buses in 54 districts; Illinois with 568 in 46 districts; Florida with 508 in 15 districts; Minnesota with 495 buses in 36 districts; Ohio with 485 buses in 28 districts; Nebraska with 474 at four districts; and New York with 467 in 92 districts.

The map provides a downloadable infographic that provides the total updated number of Autogas school buses in each state and the number of districts operating them. PERC also provides five regional fact sheets that offer information on cost savings, emissions reductions, and maintenance benefits attributed to Autogas school buses as well as school district success stories with the fuel.

“More transportation directors are finding value with Autogas school buses, because of their lower total cost-of-ownership, cleaner and quieter operation, and better maintenance experience,” said Michael Taylor, PERC director of Autogas business development. “The interactive map highlights how widespread the adoption of Autogas school buses has become and we think a lot of transportation directors will be surprised at how many school districts are having success with Autogas.”

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