Mike Pickens, Executive Director of the WV Office of School Facilities/School Transportation welcomes attendees to the WV School Transportation Conference. Credit: NAFTC.
The conference was held by the WV Association of Pupil Transportation and provides school bus drivers in WV a chance to learn, communicate and promote safe and efficient transportation practices for all students to and from school and school activities.
During the event the NAFTC provided presentations on Why Alternative Fuel Vehicles Are Important, an Overview of Propane Vehicles, and Facility Preparation. The NAFTC was invited to be on the conference agenda to provide information that might benefit the school administrators in their evaluation of the fuel for WV school buses.
Bret Chandler, from Propane Fuel Technologies, presented during the workshop about propane availability, infrastructure, and fuel cost. Mike Pickens, Executive Director of the WV Office of School Facilities/School Transportation and Kelly Bragg, Coordinator of the WV Division of Energy Clean State Program shared results from a recent propane bus demonstration project in WV.
The NAFTC participation in the conference was a continuing part of the workshops that the WV Division of Energy has funded throughout the state to provide fleets with information on vehicles using natural gas and propane.