Partner Updates

IC Bus in Full-Production with Revamped RE Series

IC Bus is now in full-production with the RE Series Type D school bus. The RE Series now offers elevated features, such as enhanced interiors and maximum passenger capacity, optimum safety, connected technology, and the top-of-the-line Cummins® L9 engine. 

Diesel and Propane and Gas, Oh My!

One of the most important decisions regarding a bus purchase is the type of fuel to choose. There is a lot of conflicting information out there today...those that say alternative fuels are not worth pursuing, or that diesel is going the way of the dinosaur. The fact of the matter is, each fleet may operate a different fuel type in order to achieve their best total cost of ownership, or TCO. 

Reduce Costs by Choosing Clean-Diesel Over Alternative Fuels

It's an ongoing debate: which fuel type provides the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) to school bus fleets. Opinions abound on all sides of the matter. A gasoline-powered bus has a low initial purchase price, so it must have the lowest TCO. Propane fuel costs much less than clean-diesel, so a propane-powered bus must have the lowest total cost of ownership. And compressed natural gas (CNG) buses have a high initial purchase price, but advocates contend that after the initial cost is recouped, the savings on CNG fuel contribute to a low total cost of ownership. 

A Fresh Vision for Route Planning Software

In 2015, Parkland School District launched an initiative to better leverage technology in their transportation office. They evaluated their existing toolset, as well as offerings from other vendors. In the end, they found the products to be too cumbersome and inefficient to use.

Making Bus Stop Locations Safer

Shelbyville Central Schools in Indiana is using Transfinder’s flagship routing solution, Routefinder Pro to help make bus stop locations safer for their transitional community and to reduce student pickups at intersections. 

Think You Know Diesel? Think Again

New federal emissions standards ratings released this year for school bus engines reveal that all fuels, including diesel, are now much cleaner with emissions falling well below EPA emissions standards.

Propane Autogas Buses Operate Noticeably Quieter

School districts around the U.S. are proudly making the switch to propane autogas school buses. Why? On top of offering the lowest total cost-of-ownership and reducing harmful emissions around students, drivers, and technicians, propane autogas buses operate noticeably quieter than diesel buses.

Propane Autogas Buses Save More for Students

School districts around the U.S. are proudly making the switch to propane autogas school buses. Why? In addition to reducing harmful emissions and operating noticeably quieter, propane autogas buses offer the lowest total cost-of-ownership available — which can have a big impact on students, drivers, and technicians.