Boston Schools Awarded for Autogas Efforts
The Propane Education & Research Council donated $10,000 to Boston Public Schools to recognize its effort to improve students' health, safety, and education. The school district adopted Boston's first propane autogas powered bus fleet, adding 86 Blue Bird Vision Propane buses. These alt fuel buses will save the district up to $1,000 per bus annually and significantly reduce its diesel consumption.
PERC partnered with former first daughter and teacher Jenna Bush Hager and AdoptAClassroom.org to present the middle school's teachers at Lilla G. Fredereick Middle School with the money for classroom supplies, books, and outdoor equipment. This is a part of PERC's new campaign to educate consumers about the benefits of transition away from diesel to clean, domestic propane autogas.
"It's clear when you talk to school administrators and transportation departments that they are saving more than just dollars and cents by going with propane buses," said Bush Hager. "The switch is improving their school as a whole and giving them the opportunity to invest in more teachers or school programs."
Donations like this from PERC are wise decisions by school districts to choose a more cost-effective domestic fuel option like autogas will help put money back where it belongs - in the classroom and U.S. economy.