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FEATURE | ARTICLE DE FOND

Auto Propane:

A Leading Clean Alternative Fuel for Buses
AUTO PROPANE IS the leading alternative fuel
in North America and the third most commonly
used fuel around the globe. School districts
across Canada are recognizing the benefits and
making the switch, with lower emissions, lower
maintenance costs, and increased safety driving
the transition to auto propane.
"As more school boards across Canada look for ways to
reduce their transportation costs and provide a healthier
environment for students, propane buses are becoming
a compelling option," said Nathalie St-Pierre, Canadian
Propane Association President and CEO.
Emissions from propane-fuelled buses are significantly
lower than conventional diesel engines. They contain up
to 20 per cent less nitrogen oxide, 60 per cent less carbon
monoxide, and 26 per cent fewer greenhouse gases.
Propane buses can help school boards reduce the cost
of student transportation, with auto propane costing
around 40 per cent less than diesel. Auto propane also
creates less carbon build-up than diesel, so engines tend to
last longer and require less maintenance. This can further
add to the cost savings achieved over a vehicle's lifetime.
New propane-fuelled buses also start more easily in
cold weather, retain heat in the cabin more effectively, and
operate more quietly - engine noise levels are reduced by
11 decibels, or about 50 per cent, compared with dieselfuelled buses.
This quieter engine creates a more comfortable environment for the kids and those who share the route with the
buses, as well as providing a safer situation for drivers,
who can hear more of what's happening inside and outside the bus.
Safety is a key reason to consider auto propane. The
fuel tank in a propane bus is 20 more times more puncture
resistant than a diesel fuel tank and propane buses include
protective design features, such as an automatic fuel shutoff valve, which activates in the event of a line fracture.
In 2016, the Regina Catholic School Division, in partnership with LP3 Transportation Solutions, unveiled 89
propane-powered buses built by Blue Bird Corporation,
making it the largest fleet of its kind in Saskatchewan.
Southland Transportation, which provides school bus service to school boards in Calgary and Medicine Hat, Alberta,
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Ready to make the switch to propane? IC Bus is
offering a $5,000 grant to school districts purchasing
propane-powered school buses.*
IC Bus is offering a $5,000 grant to school districts who purchase IC Bus's propane-powered
CE Series. These grants are determined by the total number of propane-powered buses acquired
and placed into operation during the specified time period. Receive up to $5,000 per newly
purchased propane-powered CE Series. Contact your IC Bus dealer to learn more.

*See reverse for complete details. Valid in U.S. and Canada.

ICBus.com

PROPANE BUSES:
* Emit 20% less nitrogen oxide, 60% less carbon monoxide, and 26% fewer greenhouse gases than diesel
engines
* Cost on average 40% less than diesel buses
* Require less maintenance, adding to increased
savings
* Start more easily in cold weather, retain heat in the
cabin more effectively
* Operate more quietly - engine noise levels are
reduced by about 50%, compared with diesel-fuelled
buses, providing a safer situation for drivers and
students
* Are very safe - they are 20 times more puncture-resistant than a diesel fuel tank and have an automatic
fuel shut-off valve, which activates in the event of a
line fracture 


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Energized / Energisé - Winter / Hiver 2017

Message from the Vice-Chair | Mot du vice-président du conseil
What can You Make Out of Propane? | Que pouvons-nous faire avec le propane ?
Propane: Bringing Value Back Home to Canadians | Propane : plus de valeur pour les Canadiens
Renewable Propane: A Clean Fuel Made Even Cleaner | Propane renouvelable : un carburant propre qui se fait encore plus propre
Winter May Bring Propane Supply Challenges | L’hiver pourrait avoir certaines incidences sur les réserves de propane
The CPA: Working for You | Nous travaillons pour vous
Auto Propane: A Leading Clean Alternative Fuel for Buses | L’auto-propane, principal carburant de remplacement pour les autobus
Members on the Move | Membres en action
Index to Advertisers | Index des annonceurs
Energized / Energisé - Winter / Hiver 2017 - intro
Energized / Energisé - Winter / Hiver 2017 - ebelly1
Energized / Energisé - Winter / Hiver 2017 - ebelly2
Energized / Energisé - Winter / Hiver 2017 - cover1
Energized / Energisé - Winter / Hiver 2017 - cover2
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Energized / Energisé - Winter / Hiver 2017 - Message from the Vice-Chair | Mot du vice-président du conseil
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Energized / Energisé - Winter / Hiver 2017 - 8
Energized / Energisé - Winter / Hiver 2017 - What can You Make Out of Propane? | Que pouvons-nous faire avec le propane ?
Energized / Energisé - Winter / Hiver 2017 - Propane: Bringing Value Back Home to Canadians | Propane : plus de valeur pour les Canadiens
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Energized / Energisé - Winter / Hiver 2017 - Renewable Propane: A Clean Fuel Made Even Cleaner | Propane renouvelable : un carburant propre qui se fait encore plus propre
Energized / Energisé - Winter / Hiver 2017 - 17
Energized / Energisé - Winter / Hiver 2017 - Winter May Bring Propane Supply Challenges | L’hiver pourrait avoir certaines incidences sur les réserves de propane
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Energized / Energisé - Winter / Hiver 2017 - 21
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Energized / Energisé - Winter / Hiver 2017 - The CPA: Working for You | Nous travaillons pour vous
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Energized / Energisé - Winter / Hiver 2017 - Auto Propane: A Leading Clean Alternative Fuel for Buses | L’auto-propane, principal carburant de remplacement pour les autobus
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Energized / Energisé - Winter / Hiver 2017 - Members on the Move | Membres en action
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Energized / Energisé - Winter / Hiver 2017 - Index to Advertisers | Index des annonceurs
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Energized / Energisé - Winter / Hiver 2017 - cover4
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