CCISD FUELING A GREENER FUTURE
League City – The Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAC) awarded Clear Creek ISD a 2011 Clean School Bus award for the District’s efforts to develop a clean air bus fleet powered by compressed natural gas (CNG).
CCISD is one of four area school districts chosen for the award. Special recognition was given to CCISD at the recent Clean Air Action Leadership Awards Luncheon held at the HGAC at the Hilton Americas in Houston.
The 2011 Clean School Bus Award, Clean Air Action, The Houston-Galveston Area Council recognizes Clear Creek ISD for its commitment to support voluntary measures reducing air pollution and promoting regional air quality initiatives.
The “clean fleet” was also the center of a CNG open house held at the Central Support Facility on October 18. “Compressed natural gas is saving our district $300,000 per year compared to our diesel powered buses. It is also the cleanest burning of the conventional fuels, producing fewer greenhouse gases,” explained Paul Miller, CCISD Director of Facility Services.”We now have 54 CNG buses and hope to expand our clean fleet.”
A $3.4 million grant from BP enable CCISD to convert 43 buses to CNG while the HGAC grant was used to buy 11 new CNG buses.
Photo: CCISD’s Head Lead Mechanic Robert Frieda demonstrates filling up a CNG bus during an open house held on October 18, 2011.