Propane & Biodiesel Pupil Transportation Workshop 2017-06-13T12:05:41+00:00

The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition hosted a Propane & Biodiesel school bus transportation workshop  at the Fairfax County Government Center on May 23  and at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, MD on May 25  in coordination with Virginia Clean Cities, the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA), and Maryland Clean Cities Coalition.The purpose of the event was to brief school administrators, fleet managers, and elected officials on the benefits of using propane and biodiesel fuel. Schools districts have faced many challenges with pupil transportation. Cost and diesel prices ebb and flow have made difficult to accurately budget fuel costs. In addition, health issues have been a concern for both the student passengers, drivers and the technicians who maintain them. Diesel fuel is a known carcinogen; diesel exhaust inhalation contributes to asthma, especially in children.

Schools districts have faced many challenges with pupil transportation. Cost and diesel prices ebb and flow have made difficult to accurately budget fuel costs. In addition, health issues have been a concern for both the student passengers, drivers and the technicians who maintain them. Diesel fuel is a known carcinogen; diesel exhaust inhalation contributes to asthma, especially in children.

Professionals experts from the propane and biodiesel fuel industry made presentations, in addition to GWRCCC Executive Director, Ira Dorfman, and transportation manager and Clean Cities Coordinator, Mike Jones.

Please see below for the presentations: 

GWRCCC – Intro Propane & Biodiesel Pupil Transporation Workshop 

MEA- Propane Autogas Incentives 

SHARP-Propane Workshop Infrastructure and Safety

PERC (Propane Education & Research Council ) – Propane Autogas School Buses 

MWCOG – Aggregated Alternative Technology Alliance – F4F.