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ACT EXPO Extols Virtues of Alt Fuels News


In a general session at the Advanced Clean Transporta-


tion (ACT) Expo held in Long Beach, California, last month, business and transportation experts praised the im- portance of exploring various options to power a bus fleet. School Transportation News was a media sponsor of the


ACT EXPO for a second-straight year. Tucker Perkins, chief business development officer at the


Propane Education & Research Council, discussed the bene- fits of propane-powered school buses. Perkins called the school bus the “face of urban mobility” and noted that each morning, 9,000 propane school buses take half a million children to school each day in the U.S. “Tat market didn’t even exist seven or eight years ago, and


today, every manufacturer has a (propane) product,” he said. He went on to explain that administrators often claim that the savings in fuel and maintenance allow for money to be spent elsewhere, such as in hiring more teachers and


buying additional equipment for extracurricular activities. On the ground level, the transportation manager at


Torrance Unified School District, Mark Plumb, detailed the pilot program the district has been tapped to participate in. TUSD was selected by the Clinton Global Initiative to exhibit the impact electric school buses have on reducing costs and the environmental footprint based on such things as routes and terrain. Plumb announced that the first elec- tric bus was “about to hit the road.” Plumb, who has been with the Torrance school district since 2006, reported that the switch was easy. When con- fronted with a $900 annual fueling bill to charge electric buses as opposed to a $9,000 annual bill for traditional fuels, Plumb knew the decision was a step in the right direction. “We’re looking forward to getting these buses on the


road,” he said. “As things are rolling on, we’re excited to be part of this demonstration.” ●


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