Bus depots try out biodiesel fuel

Oct. 14, 2007, midnight | By Adelaide Waldrop | 13 years, 3 months ago

Two MCPS bus depots now run on biodiesel fuel

The MCPS Department of Transportation converted two MCPS bus depots to biodiesel blend from regular diesel fuel at the end of last school year. According to MCPS Department of Transportation Director John Matthews, the remaining four depots will be converted if the trials at the Bethesda and Randolph depots are successful.

The MCPS Bus Fleet has 1,265 buses, which transport approximately 96,000 students each year. Buses have been made more environmentally friendly in the past few years, using various emissions reducers. The Maryland Department of Energy granted MCPS $50,000 to fund the change to biodiesel.

Adelaide Waldrop. Adelaide Waldrop is not only a straight A student and apple of her parents' eyes, but President of the National Honor Society and a prominent member of Blair's Model United Nations Club. Too consumed with her schoolwork to shop, she makes pants out of jackets. … More »

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