Fri., April 13, 2012 6:38am (EDT)

Hall Adds Propane School Buses
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

GAINESVILLE, Ga.  —  
Propane-fueled schools buses should hit the streets in Hall County by early May, making Hall one of the first school systems in the South to use propane-fueled buses. (Photo Courtesy of Ian Britton via FreeFoto.com.)
Propane-fueled schools buses should hit the streets in Hall County by early May, making Hall one of the first school systems in the South to use propane-fueled buses. (Photo Courtesy of Ian Britton via FreeFoto.com.)
The Hall County school system in northeast Georgia is adding 20 buses powered by liquefied petroleum gas, more commonly known as propane.

The idea is to save money on fuel costs.

Jewel Armour, executive director of operations for Hall County Schools, said the system now pays around $3.50 per gallon for diesel fuel, including delivery fees and taxes. With propane, the total cost is expected to be about $2 per gallon or less.

The vehicles should hit the streets by early May, making Hall County Schools one of the first school systems in the South to use propane-fueled buses.