Lt. Governor Becky Skillman this week joined Indiana Department of Transportation officials to announce that nearly 600 INDOT work trucks and cargo vans are being converted to run on cleaner burning domestic propane. To be fueled at 115 INDOT sites covering the state, the propane vehicles are projected to save taxpayers more than $1 million in fuel costs each year.
INDOT is also purchasing an additional 19 yellow plow trucks to run on compressed natural gas. Once fully operational, natural gas and propane are expected to replace more than 500,000 gallons of unleaded gas or diesel each year.