Blue Bird Among All-Electric School Buses Teased at ACT EXPO

LONG BEACH – TransPower’s chief executive officer shared details at the Advanced Clean Transportation EXPO of its partnership with Blue Bird to bring a new all-electric, zero-emissions school bus to market, one of several already on the road or soon to be made available.

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NTSB Urges Review of Baltimore City School Bus Drivers

The National Transportation Safety Board cited inadequate response to previous crash reports and incomplete driver documentation in reviewing the Nov. 1 fatal collision between a Baltimore City Public Schools bus and an MTA bus when issuing two recommendations that the Maryland State Department of Education strengthen its procedures for ensuring all school bus driver meet qualification standards.

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LEDs Gain Foothold in Illuminating School Bus Safety

A pilot project underway at Marietta City Schools for the past two months has been testing the efficacy of additional LED lights installed on the front and rear bumper to call motorist attention to school bus stops.

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Wheelchair Mobility: How Far Has It Progressed?

Mobility has plays an important role for school bus drivers, aids, attendants and managers when it comes to daily fleet operations. Unfortunately, the challenge of securing mobility devices is still playing a large role within the industry.

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Recorded: Does the Autonomous Future Include the School Bus?

School Transportation News presents a free webinar on May 25 to discuss the evolving topic of school bus safety technology amid new crash mitigation solutions and national conversation on autonomous vehicles. School buses will, or at least should, never be completely automous or driverless. Adult supervision will always be necessary. But how could school bus operations become automated to simplify the role of drivers and increase safety for the students on board and other motorists on the road?

Fred Andersky is director of customer solutions – Controls, and director of government & industry affairs, at Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC. He has been involved with safety technologies at Bendix for over 10 years and presents to government, industry, and media about current and future technologies. Fred holds a Class A CDL and often drives demonstrations of Bendix technologies. He is also a frequent contributor to podcasts, blogs, and videos at www.knowledge-dock.com.

Join Fred Andersky and see where automated technology is going! 

Lap-Shoulder Belts Versus Compartmentalization

Use of lap-shoulder belts continues to top the list of controversial conversations in the world of school bus transportation. School districts across America are increasingly weighing the pros and cons regarding the use of the three-point belts, and opinions on usage range from one end of the spectrum to the other.

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