Sharp Bus Lines Purchases 60 Thomas Built Buses Equipped with State-of-the-Art Safety Features

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Sharp Bus Lines, one of the largest full-service student transportation companies in Ontario, Canada, has added 60 new Thomas Built Saf-T-Liner C2 school buses that include the latest in safety technology and features. Unlike other buses in its fleet, these are equipped with the new Perimeter View 360 camera package (PV360) and Mobileye collision avoidance through Thomas Built Buses. Both technologies are part of Thomas Built’s BusWise suite of technologies.

ACT EXPO Panel Advises on School Bus Replacement

LONG BEACH, Calif. — A roundtable discussion at the Advanced Clean Transportation EXPO featured a panel of experts in student transportation and clean energy giving advice for efficient school bus replacement.

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School Buses Vie for $40M in National Clean Diesel Grants

Older diesel-powered school buses are among the vehicles eligible for the latest round of Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to purchase newer, reduced emissions vehicles, or to add emissions and idle reduction devices.

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Student Accessibility, Safety Featured at TSD Trade Show

FRISCO, TEXAS — Several exhibitors displayed new products at the TSD Trade Show, including a redesigned low-floor school bus from Type-A body manufacturer Collins Bus that removes the need for a wheelchair lift and increases accessibility for all students.

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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.