New PERC webpage showcases propane autogas solutions for paratransit fleets

Resources explore how paratransit fleets can achieve environmental sustainability without risking financial sustainability

The white LakeTran autogas van with blue designs is pictured outside of a garage,

WASHINGTON (September 12, 2022) – The Propane Education & Research Council launched a new webpage dedicated to educating paratransit fleets on the ways propane autogas can help transit directors with their service and sustainability.

On the new webpage,, visitors will find a variety of resources, infographics, case studies, and videos detailing how to get started with propane autogas, the benefits of the energy source, and examples from their peers. Notably, the site outlines the emissions reductions and cost benefits that allow paratransit fleets to accelerate decarbonization while saving money.

“It’s a myth that paratransit fleets have to purchase expensive electric vehicles to achieve their sustainability goals,” Steve Whaley, director of autogas business development at PERC, said. “Propane autogas engines are 90 percent cleaner than mandated EPA standards and they provide the lowest total cost of ownership. With propane, paratransit fleets can prioritize providing a safe, clean ride for their passengers while lowering their operating costs. It’s a win for environmental sustainability and a win for the fleet’s financial sustainability.”

On the webpage, transit directors can access a free, downloadable brochure detailing real-world case studies from fleets across the country. As the examples show, many fleet owners save up to 50% on fuel costs by transitioning to propane autogas. They also reduce carbon emissions by several metric tons over the life of the vehicle.

Today, there are more than 7,000 propane autogas paratransit vehicles on the road. It is widely used in both urban and rural communities, allowing fleets to run routes over 300 miles on a single refuel. With affordable and customizable infrastructure, transit directors can work with their propane supplier to develop a propane autogas solution specific to their fleet.

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