EAST STROUDSBURG — Students in the East Stroudsburg School District will be riding on new eco-friendly school buses this year.

The district recently converted nearly half of its fleet to propane and there are plans to roll out more in the coming years.

They look like traditional school buses, but once the hood is popped, you can see and hear a big difference.

The engine is smaller and much quieter because this is a propane bus.

More than 50 of these environmentally friendly rides will roll out of the East Stroudsburg School District this school year.

“Everyone wants to be as environmentally friendly as possible. The school board gave us permission to go ahead and turn all of our diesel buses over to propane buses,” said the director of transportation Robert Sutjak.

The district received $380,000 in state grant money to convert its current diesel fleet to a propane fleet.

Two propane fueling stations were also built — one at the transportation center behind J.T. Lambert Intermediate School and another at the district’s north campus in Bushkill. Click here to read more and watch the report from WNEP News.