Danbury's school buses will run greener and cleaner this year because they are fueled by propane. 80 new school buses will roll out September 5th. The buses replace the ones the district has used for the past 10 years.
The new fleet has a slightly different look, heat up faster, start with no issue in subzero temperatures and will each be equipped with four cameras.
The buses are leased at $60,000 per bus from Student Transportation of America, which represents the entire cost of operating the bus including the driver. Projected fuel savings are $50,000 to 75,000 in the first year.
The buses will fuel up from a storage cell at the new bus depot on Triangle Street.