Broward County Transit’s Propane Autogas Fleet Earns National Recognition

Broward County Transit’s (BCT) commitment to providing affordable and environmentally friendly transportation services has been recognized with the Energy for Everyone Hero award from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).

BCT’s fleet of 297 propane autogas paratransit shuttles has provided significant benefits to the community. The shuttles have reliably provided an average of 770,000 trips each year across the 471-square-mile county. Additionally, they have reduced emissions and operating costs.

In nine years, the propane autogas fleet has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 14,000 metric tons — the equivalent of more than 35 million miles driven in one gasoline-powered passenger vehicle. The shuttles also reduce harmful pollutants that can cause respiratory issues by more than 96% compared to diesel, significantly improving air quality for residents.

BCT has saved taxpayers nearly $2.9 million by converting its fleet to propane autogas. Propane autogas provides fleets like BCT with the lowest total cost-of-ownership. BCT estimates cost savings of about 30 cents per mile compared to gasoline.

In addition to the award, BCT and PERC celebrated the opening of a new propane autogas refueling station with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The station will be the fifth in the county, allowing the transit agency to reliably service all residents.

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