Propane Autogas School Buses
Safe. Clean. Economical.
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.
New 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.
Propane Autogas Case Study:
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 is SAFE
School buses powered by propane autogas protect students from dangerous diesel exhaust, a known carcinogen.
Propane is CLEAN
Learn how an innovative St. Louis school district saves taxpayers money and promotes cleaner air for students.
Propane is ECONOMICAL
Learn why a MO school district selected propane over other alternative fuels to save money on fuel and maintenance.
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.
Clean Bus Replacement Program
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.
Contact us to learn more about how propane autogas can be incorporated in your school district to save money and reduce emissions.
Use the propane autogas calculator tool to determine the cost and ROI of implementing propane autogas buses.