Three new biodiesel-powered shuttle buses greeted American University (AU) students in Washington, DC when they returned to campus last month. The buses showcase AU’s commitment to sustainability with custom-designed wraps touting the biodiesel use and other campus sustainability initiatives.
“The new design is the perfect opportunity to showcase our shuttles in a way that also highlights our commitment to the education process and our branding for the university as well,” said Mark Feist, AU’s assistant director of grounds, vehicle maintenance and support services.
AU transitioned to biodiesel for its entire diesel fleet in December 2012, after obtaining an on-campus 1,000-gallon storage tank. The University is just one of many colleges around the country using biodiesel and several primary school districts use it in their school bus fleets as well. Click here for more information about biodiesel use in school buses across the country.
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