SAVING FUEL COSTS * USA - More Than $8 Billion Saved as a Result of School Buses
Nearly 2.3 Billion Gallons of Fuel Per Year Saved
Washington,DC,USA -Market Watch -Oct 01, 2008: -- As a result of the 480,000 school buses currently in operation, more than 2.3 billion gallons of fuel are spared each year, resulting in a net savings of more than $8 billion dollars in fuel costs, according to new statistics released by the American School Bus Council (ASBC) today... The statistics, based on the daily ridership of more than 26 million students on more than 480,000 school buses reveal the startling impact that school buses have on the nation's economy. Long known to be the safest form of transportation for children getting to school, the new statistics offer even more reason for parents to encourage their school-age kids to "Get on the Bus"... "The school bus industry has a long history of safely and reliably transporting children to and from school each day," said John McKinney, Vice President of Operations at International Truck and Engine Corporation and member of ASBC. "Importantly, however, school buses are also the most economical and environmentally-friendly way to transport students too"...
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