Kimberly Flanders of the Bucks County Courier Times writes how natural gas bus fleets are becoming a smart way for school districts to cut costs and help improve the environment.
“As natural gas options become more available to consumers, diesel school buses and municipal vehicles may become items of the past.
About 30 representatives from local school districts recently attended a natural gas seminar in Horsham hosted by Rep. Todd Stephens, R-151, to gain information on the option. The seminar was held to inform school district and municipal officials on the benefits of fueling vehicles with natural gas.
“By converting fleets to natural gas, our school districts and municipalities can save money and help the environment,” Stephens said in a press release.
“Since Pennsylvania is now one of the nation’s leading producers of clean-burning natural gas, we can also help create jobs right here rather than relying on foreign oil.”
The Lower Merion School District has already converted some of its buses to natural gas. In 1995, officials there decided to convert a portion of their buses to address environmental and noise concerns.”