PEI government announces propane school bus project
The CPA was elated to hear PEI Premier Dennis King's intention to put propane buses into service as early as next year that he announced at the CPA's Atlantic Seminar and golf tournament.
The Association issued a news release, Low-emission propane school buses could be on PEI roads by next year on June 17, 2019, to show support for Premier King's plans.
“There is a lot of work being done by our government to address climate change and its impacts to our province, including identifying new ways of doing things to reduce our impact on the environment,” said Premier King. “We need to be bold as we tackle the challenge of reducing greenhouse gases. Shifting to lower emission fuels, like propane, is a sensible step in that direction. As an example, in our school system, we are looking at adding propane-powered buses to our school bus fleet, as early as the fall of 2020.”
CBC News covered Premier King's announcement in: Bientôt des autobus scolaires au propane à l'Î.-P.-É.? (in French) as well as interviewed CPA President Nathalie St-Pierre in: P.E.I. looking to add propane-powered school buses by 2020.