Aug. 20, 2016

Boston Public Schools Moves to Propane (Text Version)



This is a text version of the MotorWeek video segment Boston Public Schools Moves to Propane, which aired on Aug. 20, 2016.

JOHN DAVIS: Our success story this week takes us to Boston, Massachusetts, where propane buses are making the grade.

A new shipment just arrived for the Boston Public Schools Department of Transportation, which means over 20% of the district's fleet is now powered by propane.

With this clean-burning fuel source, the propane fleet emits 132,000 fewer pounds of nitrogen oxide and 5,400 fewer pounds of particulate matter each year—when compared to the diesel buses they replaced.

PETER CROSSAN: And of course, we've eliminated the particulate problem and greenhouse gases. We've made a big contribution—a contribution as large as taking 30 diesel buses off the road entirely.

JOHN DAVIS: Working with Massachusetts Clean Cities, the 10-year plan is to have the Beantown School District's entire fleet graduate to the green power of propane.