Conroe Independent School District (CISD) is located in North Houston encompassing more than 348 square miles with 55 campuses. Conroe ISD’s currently educates more than 52,400 students with an average enrollment growth of 1,577 per year. I recently talked with Conroe ISD Transportation Director, Samuel X. Davila to discuss how his first year running propane-powered school buses has been going! Keep reading to discover what he has to say
CISD has 3 transportation centers, The Conroe Center, The Woodlands Center, and The Oakridge Center. The Conroe Center services 23 schools with 170 bus routes managed by 170 route drivers and 15 stand by drivers. The Woodlands Center services 19 schools with 135 bus routes managed by 135 drivers and 9 standby drivers. And finally, The Oakridge Center services 11 schools with 76 bus routes managed by 76 drivers and 7 standby drivers.
Currently, CISD’s fleet is composed of 467 total school buses with 25 fueled by propane, 429 fueled by diesel, and 13 buses fueled by gasoline. They transport over 32,000 student passengers with an annual school-bus mileage of 5,447,089 miles. CISD has 349 bus routes with 1, 514 runs. CISD’s current annual usage of propane is 27,129 gallons. So far, CISD annual savings to the district through use of propane is $17,091 dollars. That is huge savings for just their first year operating these alternative fueled buses!
CISD operates 1 refueling facility that contains 18,000 gallons of propane. CISD currently pays $1.94 for propane and $3.20 for diesel. CISD Federal Motor Fuel Tax Credit Savings is estimated to be at $13,564.
Congratulations to Conroe ISD Transportation Director, Samuel X. Davila for his first year operating propane-powered school buses! We all want to do our part to reduce our carbon footprint and Conroe ISD is doing just that! Thank you for sharing your fleet facts and I hope your savings keep growing!