Halifax County Public Schools Adds Five LPG School Bus with DEQ Assistance

October 27, 2017

Halifax County Public Schools continues its conversion to LPG-fuel school buses through a partnership with Virginia Clean Cities and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. VCC was able to identify Supplemental Environmental Program funding of $125,000 to help with the purchase of 5 LPG school buses. HCPS then scrapped five pre-2009 diesel school buses. The removal of these diesel buses will result in a net reduction in particulate matter of 0.3 tons, a net reduction in nitrogen oxide of 3.6 tons, and overall lifetime reduction in diesel gallons of 104,535 gallons. These reductions are estimated to have $28,000 in annual health benefit savings to the residents of Halifax County.