28 Oct '14, 8pm

Latest News: Maine School District Chooses Propane as First Alternative Fuel Choice for School Buses

Latest News: Maine School District Chooses Propane as First Alternative Fuel Choice for School Buses

The Sanford School District in Maine added 31 new propane autogas school buses to its fleet, marking its first venture into alternative fuels. Contractor Student Transportation of America owns and operates Ledgemere Transportation, which provides route service for the district. STA purchased the Blue Bird Vision buses as replacements for older diesel buses. In doing so, the it entered a joint investment with Down East Energy to operate the 4,000-gallon propane fuel tank on STA property, said Greg Stinson, the company's vice president of operations for Northern New England. STA said it chose propane for the location because it is less expensive to install compared to other available alternative fuels. The new propane Visions have been in operation since the start of school in September, added Eric Knowlton, the district's assistant superintendent. He explained that the repl...

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