Parkway School District, which comprises more than two dozen schools in eastern Missouri, is deploying 30 compressed natural gas (CNG) buses next year as a part of a plan to modernize its fleet of 150 buses.
A report from the local Patch says the district's new buses will be delivered next year and go into service for the 2013-2014 school year. The district expects the buses to save approximately $100,000 annually in fuel costs.
The East-West Gateway Council of Governments recently approved a $1.5 million federal highway funding grant that will be used to purchase the buses and a refueling station.
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