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Houston District Creates Realistic Training Drills

The Houston Independent School District (HISD) in Texas held their annual Safety Expo, a training program for more than 1,100 bus drivers and attendants, from Aug. 4-14. Participants learned about…
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All-Electric eLion Getting Ready to Roar by 2015

Lion Bus is entering the alternative-fuel school bus market with an all-electric, plug-in conventional model that is expected to be in full release by next school year. With the announcement,…
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Bush Groups Expand Texas Student Transportation Fund

The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and the George W. Bush Foundation have expanded their transportation program to include all Title I schools in the state of Texas,…
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Hubsmith Steps Down as Chief of Safe Routes to School

Deb Hubsmith announced she is not returning as executive director of the Safe Routes to School National Partnership, which she founded 10 years ago. She cited an ongoing battle with…
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Eaton Debuts Dual Clutch Transmission for School Buses

GALESBURG, Mich. – Eaton debuted an all-new dual clutch transmission, called Procision, for Class 6-7 medium-duty trucks to increase fuel economy by 8 to 10 percent. It's the industry's first…
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Bus Driver’s Media Campaign Warns Against Illegal Passing

In his 17-year career as a bus driver, Chris Johnson of Chilton County Schools in Alabama is familiar with the statistics of illegal school bus passing. But he has only…
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Court Clears School District of Liability in Lawsuit

The 14th Court of Appeals in Houston dismissed a case involving the sexual assault of a male student with special needs on his school bus. The appellate court cleared the…
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Mobile Meal Programs Keep Hunger at Bay in Summer

For many children, summer vacation means a carefree break from school, bringing beach visits, pool parties and popsicles. But for other children across America, summer also means not having access…
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IC Bus Introducing Propane CE Series School Bus by Fall 2015

IC Bus announced it would roll out its CE Series school bus powered by the Power Solutions International (PSI) 8.8-liter LP propane engine next summer, for the start of the…
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Idle Times

It is a good time to be in the idling business, say many in the school bus industry, whether you are pushing alternative fuels, emissions control and exhaust products or…
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21st Expo For The 21st Century

Unprecedented. Informative. Eye-opening. Attendees used these adjectives to describe a SWAT team demonstration during the 21st annual North American School Bus EXPO Conference that kicked off July 26 in Reno,…
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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