Working to Make Our Community a
Greener Place to Live
Washingtonville Central School District has made strides in reducing its carbon footprint with the use of four propane-powered school buses. Since January 2011, th e district has used four Blue Bird Vision propane-powered school buses, making it the first district in Orange County to use alternative fueled buses.
Since using propane-powered buses, the district has decreased its fuel and operating expenses as well as its emission rate, benefiting both the district and the environment. Advantages of propane-powered buses include reduced fuel costs, tax credits, fewer oil changes, and better performance among alternative fuel vehicles.
Propane is a safe, alternative fuel that is nontoxic and nonpoisonous. The four buses purchased from New York Bus Sales, New York State’s largest authorized dealer of Blue Bird school buses, are designed and built for maximum quality and reliability. The buses meet all applicable School Bus Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards and Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standards.
The Driver's controls of one of the buses.