Propane Autogas School Buses

A school bus sitting under a large shelter area next to a propane tank

Each day, almost 1 million kids across the nation ride to and from school in buses fueled by propane autogas.

More than 800 school districts reliably and economically operate propane autogas school buses, including Missouri’s Fort Zumwalt and Neosho school districts, and others.

Zero-Interest Propane Bus Financing Plan

MOPERC will cover 100% of the interest cost on up to $300,000 in lease purchase financing obtained through Central Bank for new, qualified propane buses replacing older diesel units. School districts are eligible to finance up to four new buses each year through this innovative new program.

Propane buses offer school districts many opportunities to save money and be efficient with budgets. Propane buses offer the lowest total cost of ownership of any fuel types. Lower fuel costs, reduced maintenance costs and easier winter starts all contribute to the savings propane buses can provide to school districts.

Additionally, propane autogas bus fuel provides a safe and clean environment for students, drivers, staff and communities.

School District’s Propane Buses Lead to Widespread Benefits

With aging buses to replace, a Missouri school district looked to alternative fuel options that would eliminate diesel emission issues and offer environmental benefits while saving money.

Propane Funding Opportunities


The state of Missouri will receive $42 million from the Volkswagen emissions settlement to fund transportation projects that reduce NOx emissions. Learn more about how propane autogas buses can offer access to these funds.

Additionally, MOPERC has pledged $1 million to help school districts transition from diesel to propane buses.

Part of the program offers rebates of $2,000 per propane bus, up to 10 per district, at the time of delivery. The rebates can be used to pay down the cost of the bus, for fuel or infrastructure, or used for teachers or classroom needs — however your district wants.

Clean Bus Replacement Program

Contact us to learn more about how propane autogas can be incorporated in your school district to save money and reduce emissions.