University of Pittsburgh Turns To Propane-Powered Shuttle Buses

As of July 1, 2020, the University of Pittsburgh has a new partner to shuttle students around campus. The Pittsburgh Transportation Group is now operating the University’s campus shuttles using an all-new fleet of 20 propane-powered shuttle buses equipped with passenger-counting technology and Wi-Fi.

According to the University, the shift to propane-powered vehicles will help it move toward its carbon neutrality goals. “These shuttles are more fuel efficient and emit less carbon than comparable diesel or gasoline-powered vehicles,” said Kevin Sheehy, assistant vice chancellor of auxiliary operations and finance.

The new shuttles will cut shuttle-related carbon dioxide emissions by 33% and nitrogen oxide emissions by 20%, the equivalent of emissions from 44 passenger vehicles.

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