Omaha Public Schools switches to propane buses

2012-12-18T19:00:00Z 2012-12-20T20:24:04Z Omaha Public Schools switches to propane busesThe Associated Press The Associated Press
December 18, 2012 7:00 pm  • 

OMAHA -- Nebraska's largest public school district is making a switch to a new school bus company that is expected to add up to big savings for the 46,000-student district.

The Omaha Public Schools board has approved a switch from First Student buses to Student Transportation of America.

The new six-year contract for $25 million a year is expected to save the district $300,000 in the first year.

Student Transportation of America will provide about 530 vehicles, including more than 400 fueled by propane. The company says that will make Omaha's the nation's largest propane-powered school bus fleet.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Get weekly ads via e-mail

Follow us