Davenport Energy partners with Roanoke County on Propane-Fueled School Buses

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.

Davenport Energy partners with Roanoke County Schools on a propane fueling station for school buses at Glenvar High School.
Davenport Energy partners with Roanoke County Schools on a propane fueling station for school buses at Glenvar High School.
Roanoke County Schools Transportation Supervisor Mike Stovall fuels one of 10 new propane-powered school buses. Looking on is Davenport Energy Director of Safety and Compliance Taft Yeatts.
Roanoke County Schools Transportation Supervisor Mike Stovall fuels one of 10 new propane-powered school buses. Looking on is Davenport Energy Director of Safety and Compliance Taft Yeatts.
Roanoke County Schools recently purchased 10 propane-powered school buses from Blue Bird Corp. Davenport Energy has a 1,00o-gallon propane tank at Glenvar High School.
Roanoke County Schools recently purchased 10 propane-powered school buses from Blue Bird. Davenport Energy has a 1,000-gallon propane tank at Glenvar High School.