Roanoke County is the first school system in western Virginia to use propane from Davenport Energy to fuel 10 new school buses.
A clean alternative fuel, propane autogas is cheaper than diesel or gasoline, and propane-fueled vehicles are environmentally friendly and noticeably quieter.
There are more than 17 million propane buses, trucks, vans, shuttles, taxicabs, and police and government vehicles on the road.
Davenport Energy’s director of safety and compliance, Taft Yeatts, held a training class and fueling demonstration for school officials last week at Glenvar High School.
A ribbon-cutting is planned Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 10 a.m.