Clean Cities: Chaska, Minnesota
Our success story this week takes us to Chaska, Minnesota, and the Eastern Carver County School District, where the switch to propane has fired up big savings.
Eastern Carver County is replacing more than 100 Diesel buses with ones that run on clean propane. To date, 31 have been delivered.
While the new buses cost more, the switch is already paying off with savings of $60,000 in one year alone.
JOHN THOMAS: “…and I think we have a great fleet here that’s making progress for the environment, it’s saving money for the school district so we can keep the money in the classrooms, and we’re being a little progressive, and it’s all the partnership between Eastern Carver County Schools and STA.”
JOHN DAVIS: Student Transportation of America, and their local affiliate, Positive Connections worked with Eastern Carver in the propane switch. Four other area school districts also have propane buses helping Minnesota make the grade in driving green.