Big Grants Bring New CNG Buses and Promote Clean Air

CNG school bus parkedBrand new school buses will be hitting the road soon throughout Jordan School District and they will contribute to the battle against bad air and pollution. The District is purchasing 36 new compressed natural gas (CNG) school buses and five cleaner burning diesel buses. Many of the buses are being paid for, in part by $1.7 million in grant money. The grants were awarded to the District because of everything being done to contribute to cleaner air for children and all citizens now and in the future. Take a look.

  • Jordan School District has the largest fleet of CNG buses in Utah.
  • The 111 CNG buses we own emit 40 to 86% less particulate matter into the air compared to old diesel buses.
  • The fuel savings are huge. After a .50 cent federal rebate on every gallon of natural gas used in our CNG buses, there are times we pay nothing to fuel a CNG bus. That’s because compressed natural gas is just .50 cents to $1.00 a gallon.

Please join us in doing everything possible to reduce air pollution.