Northshore School District Uses Propane Buses

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The Northshore School District was granted $280,000 by the State of Washington Department of Ecology School Bus Replacement Grant for air pollution control in 2019.

“The new [propane autogas] buses are considered to be much cleaner and more reliable transportation than the buses the District is eliminating.”

Lisa Youngblood, Northshore School District Director of Communications

The grant was used to purchase eight new buses – two large buses with idle reduction technology and six small propane buses. In return, the district was required to destroy eight older diesel buses. The new buses arrived in the last week of August 2019 and were put into service the week of September 9.

“Propane autogas is safe for children and the environment, and it can reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”

Lisa Youngblood, Northshore School District Director of Communications

To support the propane buses, two propane autogas tanks were installed by Blue Star Gas. Installation began July 29, 2019. The tanks are above ground and each one has a 1,000 gallon capacity.

“Propane autogas is safe for children and the environment, and it can reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” Lisa Youngblood, Northshore School District’s Director of Communications explained. “Propane is non-toxic and non-poisonous. It poses no harm to groundwater, surface water or soil. It does not spill, pool or leave any residue when released, but instead dissipates into the air.”

“Overall, the new buses are considered to be much cleaner and more reliable transportation than the buses the District is eliminating.” Youngblood stated.

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