Florida - September 20, 2012
The state is spending more than 50 million dollars a year on gasoline. Now, bureaucrats looking to save money on gas are getting an up-close look at alternative fuel options.
Leon County Schools Superintendent Jackie Pons is buying buses that run on Compressed Natural Gas. The move is saving taxpayers thousands.
"We purchased 44 brand new buses and we are able to make the payment with the savings that we are getting off of the fuel we are buying," said Pons.
Mike Anderson represents the company that produces this quick charge station which cuts charging time from three hours to 15 minutes.
"We've got them installed at places like Walgreens, Whole Foods, parking decks at shopping malls," said Anderson.
The road show lasts through September 27th. It will make a stop in Jacksonville tomorrow, Tampa on Monday and Orlando next Wednesday.