Oct. 28, 2016
Propane Powers School Buses in Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Text Version)
This is a text version of the video segment Propane Powers School Buses in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which aired on Oct. 28, 2016.
JOHN DAVIS: Our success story this week takes us to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where the tide is turning towards a cleaner fuel. Almost half of Tuscaloosa city school buses are now powered by propane.
Each bus drives about 90 miles per day, putting a big dent in the reduction of harmful tailpipe emissions. But the most noticeable difference for drivers and students on board is the reduction in noise pollution. These propane buses are over 50% quieter than a diesel bus.
CATHY STAGGS: Well, I think the students notice it because the driver can now hear what's going on inside the bus, so they're more in tune to what's going on, which is a real plus for everyone.
JOHN DAVIS: With help from partners like the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition, you can actually hear this fleet as it drives to a clean, green future.