Back to School with CNG

August is the time for end of summer picnics, back-to-school shopping and early morning waits at the bus stop. In the coming weeks kids and parents will set their alarms earlier and roll out of bed and get dressed only to stand and wait for a yellow box to come rolling down the street.

Over 480,000 buses carry 25 million school children every year.  Which means more than half of America’s school children take a bus to school every day. Because school buses account for such a large portion of the transportation industry, the environmental regulations are relatively strict.

CNG Benefits for School Buses

Bussing companies across the nation are seeing the benefits of CNG. Blue Bird and Thomas Built Buses, two of the largest school bus suppliers in the country, have developed and operate buses run solely on CNG.

Blue Bird

The Blue Bird bus company has been utilizing natural gas as a fuel source since 1991 with their Type D All American Rear Engine bus. Since the the increase in domestic natural gas production thanks to shale, Blue Bird has expanded its CNG fleet.

 

Thomas Built Buses

Since Thomas Built Buses released their Saf-T-Liner HDX 20 years, starting their company’s long history with CNG, they have added more than 2,000 CNG buses to the road.

Source: Thomas Built Buses

On the Thomas Built Website they provide a detailed description of their CNG model.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, in the next few weeks when the yellow buses start popping up, look for that blue CNG sticker indicating that they’re powered by natural gas.

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Maria Turconi

Maria Turconi was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is currently pursuing a BA in Public Relations from Penn State University. Maria currently works as an Intern in External Affairs for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation where her responsibilities include writing for Cabot's social media, scheduling content and event planning.

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