Palm Tran Connection, the paratransit division of Palm Beach County’s public transportation system, has been recognized by the Propane Education & Research Council and Metro Magazine for being among the top fleets in the bus transportation industry for use of vehicles fueled by clean-burning propane autogas.
As part of its new contract, Palm Tran Connection purchased 231 new vehicles that will be on the road in February 2015 when the new vendors start. These new vehicles hold 12 passengers and have two wheelchair positions.
The awards recognize public transportation fleets for their commitment to improving the environment and health of their communities by adopting alternative fuels, such as propane autogas.
Public transportation fleets nationwide are adopting propane autogas to reduce harmful emissions, cut fuel costs and decrease dependence on foreign oil.
Palm Tran was honored at an awards ceremony on Sept. 17 at the BusCon Expo in Indianapolis.