In California, Vista Unified School District (VUSD), a public school district based in San Diego County, California, switched its fleet of 53 school buses to run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel, a 100% renewable fuel made mostly from wastes and residues. VUSD is the 4th largest school district in San Diego County and is comprised of 32 schools.
According to Bill Weisberg, director of transportation for VUSD, Neste MY Renewable Diesel offered improvements for his fleet in several respects. “When considering our students’ health and safety, the local air quality, and the reduction in preventative maintenance costs, this was clearly a win-win solution for our district,” Weisberg said.
Weisberg singled out the clean-burning properties of Neste MY Renewable Diesel as a way to cut back significantly on the fleet’s maintenance costs. “We should see less residue in our fuel filters and in the Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs). These filters constantly need attention when using standard CARB (petroleum) diesel. This will save our mechanics time and keep our buses on the road,” he said.