Most of us only work with propane when we exchange a tank for use in our outdoor grills. But a growing number of vehicles in the public and private sectors are using propane as a clean-burning alternative fuel with great success.

According to the Propane Education & Research Council, propane fuels more than 200,000 on-road U.S. vehicles including school buses, shuttles, transit buses, vans, taxis, law enforcement vehicles, street sweepers and vocational trucks.

Locally, propane is used to fuel school buses for the School City of East Chicago and Lake Central School Corp., Dune Buggy shuttle buses at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Alpha Baking’s delivery trucks in Hammond and the city of LaPorte’s TransPorte public transit buses. Schwan’s also uses propane in its fleet of more than 3,300 delivery trucks nationwide. Read the full article here.