Globe Airport Parking, a small parking and shuttle-services company operating out of Moon Township, Pa., has experienced success with its early deployment of propane-autogas-powered shuttle buses.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette featured the company this week, noting that four of its six shuttle buses are currently running on propane. Globe first installed an autogas system – a bi-fuel unit – in one of its buses last August, and three additional conversions followed shortly thereafter. Local propane company ProGas Inc. coordinated the autogas system installations, each of which cost about $7,000.
Globe, which will be receiving its fifth propane-powered vehicle this week, estimates that it will save approximately $45,000 in fuel costs during the vehicles' first year in operation – more than covering the up-front cost of the vehicle conversions.
Check out the Post-Gazette's article here.