Boston Orders Fleet of Fuel-Alternative School Buses

Boston Public Schools are reducing greenhouse gas emissions and making the ride to and from school a smooth one with new buses that are fueled with propane.

Peter Crossan is the fleet and compliance manager for Boston Public Schools' transportation department. He's been researching this technology for years with the goal of improving the air quality for both students and bus drivers.

There are currently about 7,000 propane buses in operation across the U.S. Boston is the latest city to embrace them, ordering a fleet of 86 that will officially hit the roads come September.

In addition, half-sized buses designed by Blue Bird fit three wheelchairs and seat ten students, with child restraints available. Plus, the new universal accessibility icon is emblazoned on the side. 

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