Franklin County Schools get new fleet of propane fueled buses

The 44 buses will be on the road for the next school year.

Posted: May 15, 2018 1:49 PM
Updated: May 15, 2018 5:30 PM

The Franklin County School System spent $3.2 million for 44 new school buses.

The new buses will all be equip with cameras inside and outside, and will run on liquid propane instead of diesel fuel. Greg Hamilton, the Superintendent of Franklin County Schools, said they did a lot of research before buying the buses.

"The number one difference is it's much cleaner," said Greg Hamilton, the Superintendent of Franklin County Schools.

Along with going "green" the liquid propane will save the school system about a dollar per gallon in fuel.

"If we had propane buses on the road at this present time the difference would be a $1.12 per gallon right now," said Hamilton.

Michael Behel said he thinks the best thing about the new buses are the internal and exterior cameras.

"They need cameras on the buses, not only the driver safety, but for other kids and bullying," said Behel.

School system officials said the old buses will be sold and the new ones will be on the road for the next school year.

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