Leon County Schools save money by switching to natural gas

By Tenisha Dixon, News 20 at Five

The Leon County Schools Department of Transportation changed some its buses from diesel to compressed natural gas. The department converted 44 of its buses already and plans to switch all 200 plus. The Leon County School District’s Communications Project Manager Chris Petley says the move will save the district money.

“Each CNG bus will save us about $8,000 a year, and we currently have 44 buses in the fleet,” says Petley. “And like I said earlier, we hope to get more than half of our fleet.”

The department has used natural gas for three years. Thousands of dollars are being saved each year. A green sign is placed on each bus that has made the transition. The Department of Community Information will be hosting a seminar next Tuesday, Sept. 25, displaying its future plans.

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A 4th-year broadcast journalism student at Florida A&M University and a web producer for FAMU TV-20's News 20 at 5.

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