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Head Of The Class

Depending on whom you talk to, the language used to reference their operation and maintenance has evolved to include GTC (Ground Traffic Control), TCU (Telematics Control Unit) and MRM (Mobile Resource Management), among other things.…
  • Last modified on Friday, 24 October 2014 11:01

Locking Up the Cloud

“Clouds” have ushered in landmark technology to education communities but also flurries of debate within corporate, legislative and legal forums. Student privacy and safeguarding student data, especially on the school bus, have become the year’s…
  • Last modified on Friday, 24 October 2014 11:08

Industry Pros Take School Busing Back to the Future at EXPO

The audience packed in to learn “What Student Transportation & School Buses May Look Like in 2024,” a workshop presented at last month’s STN EXPO in Reno, Nev., that covered…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 11:03

Wi-Fi Now an Option for Iowa School Buses

Iowa recently updated its state school bus specifications and added Wi-Fi Internet to its list of approved list. Now local school districts must decide how they oversee access.
  • Last modified on Friday, 29 August 2014 16:49

CHP Approves Converted Electric School Bus

A Type-D school bus converted to electric from diesel and outfitted with solar panels received the go-ahead from CHP last week to be pilot tested in Gilroy, California, located about…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 30 December 2014 11:03

New Allison FuelSense Transmission Coming to Blue Bird

Blue Bird said FuelSense, the next generation in fuel savings released this summer by Allison Transmissions, will be a standard offering on all Vision and All American models with Cummins…
  • Last modified on Sunday, 29 November -0001 16:00

First Student Announces Partnership With New York School Bus Company

Student transportation contractors First Student, Inc. and Mile Square Transportation announced a partnership to consolidate services in the Hudson Valley, Westchester, and Bronx areas of New York under the name,…
  • Last modified on Sunday, 29 November -0001 16:00

School Bus Stop Lighting System Approved in Mississippi

This week Mississippi approved the statewide use of the Gardian Angel school bus lighting system, making it the second state in just a few months to give it the green…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 26 August 2014 11:59

Navistar Names Reed to Succeed Webb as VP, GM of IC Bus

Navistar appointed Trish Reed as the new vice president and general manager of IC Bus, replacing Carl Webb who is now the vice president and general manager of medium-duty truck…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 21 August 2014 16:35

FMCSA Explores Possible Requirement for Entry-Level Driver Training

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is considering the feasibility of negotiated rulemaking on implementing entry-level driver training that would require the completion of minimum classroom and behind-the-wheel training from…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 21 August 2014 16:35

Much Ado About School Bus Evacuations at EXPO

Three safety experts covered a lot of ground during the STN EXPO workshop “Writing an Effective Bus Evacuation Plan” last month, with many concrete recommendations coming out of the Q&A…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 11:49