We believe in the safety of our students in the short- and long-term. That’s why we’ve invested in propane-powered school buses that are better for our environment.
Compared with gasoline and diesel, propane produces 60% less carbon monoxide, 12% less carbon dioxide, 20% less nitrogen oxide and up to 25% less greenhouse gases. Mlaker was the first bus company in the region to introduce this new clean technology into our school buses.
Propane is not only environmentally friendly, it’s also plentiful, and is produced right here in the United States. More than 73% of today’s propane comes from the production of natural gas, and supply is expected to continue growing as shale resources expand – and 98% of production will be in this country.
The cost per gallon of propane compared to diesel amounts to a great savings for school districts, which is a fantastic benefit. But best of all, by producing less greenhouse gases we can ensure a healthier world for our children to live in, now and long into the future.