Bellwether Report Looks at Changing Landscape of School Busing

While recognizing the unparalleled safety record of yellow school buses, Bellwether Education Partners sponsored a panel discussion this month in the nation’s capital to discuss if evolution of the school bus industry can continue through increased collaboration with metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs)

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Watch: PBS News Hour Tackles School Bus Seat Belts

PBS News Hour aired a segment as part of its weekly feature "Making the Grade" that provided insights into why some school districts are choosing to equip the school buses with lap-shoulder seat belts while others are not.

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Trans Tech, National Bus Sales Multi-State Dealership Agreement

NEW YORK – Trans Tech announced today that it has reached an agreement with National Bus Sales, Inc. to be their dealer for sales and service of its full-line of Type-A school buses in seven states, including Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Oklahoma, Ohio and Washington.  Trans Tech continues to expand its market across the United States and Canada by growing its dealer network and bringing customer-inspired innovation to its industry-leading Type-A school buses.

A Constant Eye on Events: Video Systems on School Buses

With budget and resource constraints, fleet operators may not have compelling reasons to invest in real-time, continuous loop video on school buses. As technology develops with speed and lower prices, opportunities are improving to install video systems for real-time intelligence on school buses. 

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Study Cites Growth in School Bus Contracting, RFPs

A study by business-to-government (B2G) intelligence firm Onvia lists school bus service as its 10th fastest growing area of government contracting, which overall moves $2 trillion from the public to the private sector each year.

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EPA Announces $11M in Funding for Clean Diesel Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the availability of $11 million funds for the Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA) to support projects aimed towards reducing emissions from the country’s existing fleet of older diesel engines.  

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All Questions, No Answers Amid Budgetary Madness

As I sorted through the headlines for inspiration this month, I jumped on cnn.com only to be greeted by numerous stories on the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Hidden in plain sight beneath these all-important stories on “March Madness” was news on the Trump administration’s federal budget proposal. 

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A New Age of School Funding?

As I looked over the newspaper headlines for inspiration for my column this month, I read a story highlighting the Obama administration’s attempt to push through a last-second regulation to restructure school funding for the benefit of low-income students.  

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