Blue Bird Corporation in Fort Valley is getting ready to launch it's newest eco-school bus.
It operates using propane and offers a lot more power.
It's called the "next-generation" bus.
CEO and President of Blue Bird Phil Horlock says, "You can stand behind the exhaust of a bus and have nothing...there's nothing coming out of that tailpipe at all it's totally clean."
There's zero emissions and no pollutants.
"There's no gasoline involved no diesel involved. It's purely propane. It's the stuff you fire up your grill with," says Horlock.
Horlock says it's all about creating a cleaner environment,"The difference between propane and gasoline is that propane simply evaporates into the atmosphere. It doesn't fall into a puddle on the ground."
According to Horlock, the latest eco-line is bigger and better. "We go from a V8 engine to a V10 engine that means more relaxed driving easier driving for the driver," says Horlock.
The cost savings are just as impressive. "A gallon of propane costs about $1.30 a gallon versus $3.80 so that's $2.50 savings," says Horlock.
Horlock says using propane to run the school buses gives Blue Bird another fuel option.
Blue Bird is rolling out a new way to get kids safely to school while protecting the environment.