ACT News 2017

PERC/Propane Education & Research Council

Cook-Illinois Likes Its Initial Propane Buses

July 7, 2017 in Education, Propane, propane autogas, school buses by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Sixth in the Series of ‘Straight Talk’ Videos Extols Autogas:
Cook-Illinois Likes Reduced Maintenance… 2,000-Plus Buses?

Cook-Illinois, a contract school transportation provider, likes what it sees with propane autogas and is looking to convert many more buses in a fleet numbering more than 2,000 units. That’s according to Good for Students, Good for Business, the six and final of the latest series of Straight Talk videos from PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council.
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Van Go Happy with Its 54 Propane Vans

June 26, 2017 in Education, paratransit, PERC Straight Talk, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fifth in the Series of ‘Straight Talk’ Videos Extols Autogas:
Virginia’s Van Go Paratransit Operation Likes the Numbers

Richmond-Va.-based Van Go converted all 54 of its paratransit vehicles to propane autogas in 2012, opting for propane gasoline bi-fuel systems to extend the vehicles’ range, according to Going Further with Autogas, the fifth in the current series of Straight Talk videos from PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council.
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Indy Schools Opt for Propane Autogas

June 8, 2017 in Education, PERC Straight Talk, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fourth in the Series of ‘Straight Talk’ Videos Extols Autogas:
Indianapolis Public Schools Has 100 Propane-Powered Buses

“Our fleet was aged. It was getting to the point where it was more costly to keep them maintained than to look at the expense of a new bus,” Indianapolis Public Schools director of transportation Manny Mendez says in Indianapolis Public Schools: Upgrading an Aging Fleet.
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PERC Nozzle Money Runs Out June 30

June 2, 2017 in money available, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Funding of $1,000 Per Propane Autogas Hose-End Connector
To Encourage Fleet Use of Safer, Cleaner, Quick-Connect Units

“Time is running out for fleets to take advantage,” says PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council, noting that its Quick-Connect Nozzle Incentive program for propane autogas ends in just a few weeks.
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Propane Proven in Cold, Cold Weather

May 12, 2017 in Education, PERC Straight Talk, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Third in the Series of ‘Straight Talk’ Videos Extols Autogas:
Indiana’s Warren Township’s Finds Winter Woes Reduced

“Our story starts with snow,” says Steve Smith, transportation director with the Metropolitan School District of Warren Township, east of Indianapolis. “Then it goes to ice.”
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Roush Touts Propane for Medium Trucks

May 8, 2017 in ACT Expo 2017, delivery vehicles, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

The Case Has Been Made in School Buses: 10,000-Plus Vehicles

Roush CleanTech promoted the potential for propane autogas for medium duty vehicles at last week’s ACT Expo.
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PERC Video Features Kingsport, TN Fleet

April 24, 2017 in Education, PERC Straight Talk, Propane, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Second in the Series of ‘Straight Talk’ Videos Extols Autogas:
Tennessee Town Has Switched to Propane for 90 of Its Vehicles

The City of Kingsport, Tenn. has converted 90 vehicles to propane autogas – and is happy with the reduced environmental impact and low maintenance requirements, according to a new Straight Talk video released by PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council.
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PERC Features MTS San Diego Propane

April 5, 2017 in Education, paratransit, PERC Straight Talk, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First of a Series of ‘Straight Talk’ Videos Extols Propane Autogas:
‘There Weren’t Any Additional Requirements or Equipment Needed’

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System has converted more than a third of its minibus and paratransit fleet to propane autogas, and is happy with the reduced environmental impact and low maintenance requirements of the vehicles, says a new Straight Talk video released by PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council.
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PERC Doubles Its Propane Nozzle Offer

March 7, 2017 in money available, propane autogas by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Fleets Can Now Get $1,000 per Hose-End Connector

The Propane Education & Research Council is expanding its quick-connect nozzle incentive program for fleets and doubling the incentive amounts for applicants. Effective immediately, PERC says, operators of private fleets and public propane fueling stations may apply for the new incentives of $100 per tank-side connector and $1,000 per hose-end connector.
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