Clean Cities: Vero Beach, Florida
Our success story this week takes us to Vero Beach, Florida. In 2009, the Indian River County school district became the first in the state to adopt propane powered school buses. Today, nearly a quarter of their fleet runs on alternative fuel, with numerous benefits including lower noise and maintenance costs compared to diesel, fuel cost savings of nearly 2 dollars per gallon, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
GEORGE MILLAR: Our buses pull into the loading zones and they’re idling there while the students are boarding. So there’s not the pollutants you have with a diesel bus or any other type of fuel.
JOHN DAVIS: With an honorable mention by the “100 best fleets in America”, and with more propane buses ordered, Indian River continues to work with the central Florida Clean Cities Coalition as a “text book” propane leader on Florida’s “treasure coast”.