CPA Public Affairs
December 2022

ATL: CPA to outline pilot project for propane school buses in Newfoundland and Labrador

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The CPA met with the provincial government on December 7, 2022 to discuss the expanded use of propane to help meet NL’s clean transportation goals. The meeting was a follow-up from discussions held this past summer with Minister Andrew Parsons.

CPA’s SVP Allan Murphy and board member Darren Eavis, along with Dennis Lewis of CPA member company North Atlantic, met with senior officials at the NL Department of Industry, Energy, and Technology Resources. NL officials included Deputy Minister John Cowan and his colleagues, Craig Martin and Paul Parsons.

The group was joined by Max Bouchard from bus company Blue Bird Corp. and Derek Whaley and Ryan Zic from Roush Clean Tech, who presented on the environmental, economic, and health benefits of switching from diesel to propane. Case studies demonstrated the advantages of making this switch, including significant reductions in operating costs for school buses as well as a cleaner experience for students and drivers.

The CPA will be developing a proposal for a pilot project, which is expected to be presented to the NL Department of Education early in the new year.


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