Rose Tree Media

converts school buses

to natural gas

MEDIA The Rose Tree Media School District has scheduled a ribbon-cutting for 10 a.m. Friday at the district buidling, 172 Barren Rd., to unveil its new fill-up station and the buses it has converted to compressed natural gas.

The district built a compressed natural gas station at the site and converted eight of its 74 buses from diesel to compressed natural gas at a projected cost savings of approximately $1 million over 12 years.

"The conversion project will certainly save the district on fuel costs, but . . . the administration sees the project as a conscience effort to reduce our carbon footprint," said Jim Wigo Sr., the district's superintendent of schools. "We feel that we owe these considerations to our community."

- Inquirer staff