Fayette County Schools Purchase Eco-Friendly Buses

By: Meteorologist Lauren Raymer Email
By: Meteorologist Lauren Raymer Email

The Division of Transportation for Fayette County Schools has traded in several buses for more environmentally-friendly ones.

The new buses have a larger exhaust pipe and use ultra low sulfur, which reduces sulfur content in diesel fuel. This switch will ultimately cut back on the large carbon footprint from current school buses.

John Kiser, Director of Transportation, says, "We're excited we have twenty-six of those new buses and we'll be operating those for the first time this year."

While being better for the environment, the new buses are also a little bigger. They will now hold 76 students rather than the previous 71.

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  • by Sarah Location: Perry County on Nov 24, 2008 at 10:49 AM
    I think this is great...it about time Kentucky starts going green!
  • by Bender Location: Lexington on Jul 30, 2008 at 07:00 PM
    Great idea! But, that leaves me with one question:.... Do the wheels on the bus go round and round? Round and Round.. Round and Round...
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Jul 30, 2008 at 05:36 PM
    How much more did they cost?


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