Propane Powered School Buses Approved in Kentucky

For the first time in Kentucky history, school districts will be able to purchase Propane (LPG) powered school buses for student transportation.

Master purchasing agreements with the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Kentucky Department of Education have identified sixteen (16) school bus specifications ranging from 22 passenger to 72 passenger buses.

Thomas Built and Bluebird Bus each offer the LPG buses for purchase by Kentucky school districts. Pricing will be available in late September 2014.

Crittenden County Schools in Western Kentucky hosted a pilot project in 2013 for the first LPG school bus transporting students. A fuel savings just over $5,000 annually has been realized.

Mammoth Cave National Park operates seven LPG school buses for visitor transportation.