United States: an Autogas bus is part of educational programmes in Indiana

To help celebrate its 20th year, Indiana-based Dunes Learning Centre now has its own clean fuel bus for use in transporting students participating in its environmental education programmes at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The 72-passenger bus and two 16-passenger shuttle buses already on the grounds run on Autogas.

The vehicle purchase was made possible in part through a $75,000 grant acquired in partnership with Dunes Learning Centre, South Shore Clean Cities and the Regional Development Authority and funds from donors and Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

“The Autogas school bus is helping us fulfil our mission in a number of ways,” Dunes Learning Centre Executive Director Geof Benson said. “It allows us to more efficiently transport students to our outdoor classrooms while being good stewards of the Earth by using a sustainable fuel. We are grateful to all of our partners for their help in making this project possible.”

Historically, Dunes Learning Centre rented diesel buses to transport students participating in its programmes to outdoor environmental education sites within the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Those buses had to travel from their bus barns in Gary, Indiana, throughout the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and back to Gary, all the while producing harmful greenhouse gas emissions. For more information, please check this link.

15 August 2018