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44 new 'green' school buses coming to Franklin County, AL

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Forty-four new school buses are now ready to use in the Franklin County School District in Alabama.

Posted: May 15, 2018 3:52 PM

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (WAAY) - Forty-four new school buses are now ready to use in the Franklin County School District in Alabama.

The fleet cost approximately $3.2 million.

But what makes the fleet unique and how will they help the school system save money.

Like most buses, these buses will have cameras on board. But it's what going into the fuel tank that will save the school district money in the long run.


Franklin County School Superintendent Greg Hamilton says the district did a lot of research before spending millions of dollars on the buses that will run liquid propane instead.

"The number one difference is it's much cleaner," he said.

Along with going "green," the liquid propane will save the school district about a dollar per gallon in fuel.

Michael Behel says the best thing about the new buses are the four internal cameras and one exterior camera.

"They need cameras on buses, not only for the driver's safety but for other kids for bullying," Behel said.

Hamilton says the old buses will be sold and the new buses will be on the road for the coming school year.

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