Clean Cities: Kansas City, KS CNG Buses
Take a look at the sparkling new fleet of 47 compressed natural gas school buses in Kansas City Public Schools. Made possible by a stimulus grant from the Department of Energy through the Kansas City Regional Clean Cities Coalition, the project includes 35 time-fill dispensers with dual hoses, and an additional fill area to handle more CNG buses in the future. Two compressors slow-fill the buses overnight so they’re ready to roll in the morning. As the first public schools in the state to run CNG buses, officials hope to be a model for other districts.
GEORGE TAYLOR: That’s absolutely what we want to do—is be the forerunner of this and the example for other school districts and other children.
JOHN DAVIS: Federal CNG tax credits will help reduce fuel costs by 1/3 while displacing some 112,000 gallons of diesel fuel a year. That puts Kansas City, Kansas in passing gear as the go-green education movement gains speed.