A growing number of school districts across the U.S. are shifting their fleets to run on alternative fuels to save money on fuel and maintenance and to promote cleaner air. Tennessee Clean Fuels (TCF), in partnership with Central States Bus Sales, will host an alternative fuel school bus workshop on July 25, 2018 at the James E. Ward Agriculture Center in Lebanon. This workshop will equip Tennessee school bus fleets with the knowledge they need to evaluate natural gas, propane, and electric school bus alternatives. Fleet managers, superintendents, and other school bus fleet decision-makers are encouraged to attend.
Presenters from ROUSH CleanTech and Adomani Electric will talk about alternative fuel school buses and equipment currently on the market and will be on hand to answer any specific fuel or technology-related questions that school districts may have. Attendees will also be able to see alternative fueled buses in person during guided vehicle walk-arounds.
Fleet administrators from the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System (CMCSS) will also be present at the workshop to highlight their experiences with alternative fuel adoption. CMCSS is Tennessee’s largest alternative fuel school bus fleet. By July 2018, CMCSS is expected to have a total of 23 propane-school buses in operation. Additional speakers from TCF and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation’s Office of Energy Programs (TDEC OEP) will address upcoming funding opportunities to assist with the purchase of alternative fuel school buses.