Indiana school district buys 3 eco-friendly propane buses

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AUBURN, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana school district has added three eco-friendly buses for the upcoming school year.

The DeKalb County Central United School District says in a news release that the buses are fueled by propane autogas. The district is replacing its 12-year-old diesel buses with the new buses.

The school district says it wanted the new buses because they will cut greenhouse emissions and have reduced maintenance costs.

Two of the buses are on site and the third is to be delivered. The school district purchased the Blue Bird Propane Vision buses from MacAllister Bus Sales. The news release didn’t say how much the district paid.

DeKalb Central Superintendent Sherry Grate said the district is trying “to be as innovative and energy efficient as possible” in a “time of diminishing resources.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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