Plymouth: State’s first green energy public school bus to bring students to Governor’s inauguration today

By Bobbi Clark

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The Bluebird propane-powered bus purchased by the Plymouth School System. (Photo: Bobbi Clark/WATD)

In Plymouth—two firsts for the public schools. At the invitation of Governor-elect Charlie Baker, the school superintendent is taking a bus load of kids to the inauguration today. And, a Bluebird propane-powered bus is taking them there—the first green energy bus in the state to be purchased by a school system.

Dr. Gary Maestes, Superintendent of Schools, says a selected number of students will be along for the ride on that green bus with him:

“They are so excited. These are students that applied to go and they did a special project to engage their interest and we gauged their interest and selected 38 eight kids—so it’s wonderful,” said Maestes.

The green-energy bus will be used to transport students for school activities. These buses are environmentally friendly, noise conscious and, according to the schools business manager, Gary Costin, they save money:

“We average less miles per gallon on a propane bus, however, the fuel is half the price, and in addition to that there is a 50 cent tax credit per gallon for propane, which would be an advantage to the …read more

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