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Study Shows Low-Emissions School Buses Improve Academic Performance

A first-of-its-kind study released by Georgia State University links low-emissions buses, like those powered by alternative fuels…

  • November 4, 2019

A first-of-its-kind study released by Georgia State University links low-emissions buses, like those powered by alternative fuels like propane, to improved academic performance.

The study found students who rode to school on alternative fuel buses scored higher on their standardized English test scores compared to students who rode to school on diesel buses.

As part of National Children’s Health Month, the Propane Education & Research Council is raising awareness of the health benefits of propane buses.

The Georgia State study is one of many pieces of research that highlights the benefits students receive by riding to and from school on alternative fuel school buses, like propane.

Real-world testing by West Virginia University showed propane school buses significantly reduce harmful emissions.

Specifically compared to “clean” diesel buses, propane buses reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 96 percent, which is the key building block to smog and ozone formation.

For more information on the benefits of propane school buses visit BetterOurBuses.com/Tips.