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Texas Provides Latest Round of Clean School Bus Funding

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) announced $6.2 million is available to school districts for purchasing alternative fuel school buses as well as retrofitting diesel buses. 
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Latest Georgia School Bus Fatality Spurs Seat Belt Talk

An investigation continues into the cause of a school bus crash that killed a 6-year-old girl, the state's second student fatality in the past two months, and authorities seek information…
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Seattle School Bus Drivers Union Strikes Again

Hundreds of First Student school bus drivers are walking off the job on Thursday for the second time in two months to protest what they call "substandard" healthcare and retirement…
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Calif. School Districts Take Advantage of Alt-Fuel Funding

As California chums the water with hundreds of millions of dollars in alternative fuel funds, a Sacramento school district will soon announce an RFP for electric and low-NOx school buses,…
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EPA Fines Mass. School Bus Company for Excessive Idling

Coppola Bus, Inc. paid an $18,000 penalty to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to settle claims of extended idling at the company's Haverhill, Massachusetts bus lot north of Boston.
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GPS Technology Targets School Bus Speeding

MAGTEC, a fleet management and tracking firm, conducted a recent pilot test in Canada that showed the power of GPS over other solutions (cameras, alerts and speed limiters) can help…
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NHTSA Denies Petition to Amend School Bus Stop Regulation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ruled that there will be no altering FMVSS 108 to additionally warn motorists school buses are stopping to load or unload students.
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Preliminary Report Inconclusive on Iowa School Bus Fire

The National Transportation Safety Board said investigators still do not know why a 74-year-old school bus driver and a 16-year-old student in Iowa were unable to evacuate the vehicle after…
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National School Bus Loading, Unloading Fatalities Double

Eight students were killed nationwide in the school bus loading and unloading zone, two by their own buses and six by passing vehicles, during the 2016-2017 school year. Four fatalities…
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School Bus Drivers Strike in Southern California

School districts and contractor First Student respond to a school bus driver strike that is organized by the Teamsters 572 union and is leaving some Los Angeles area students without…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 24 January 2018 10:39

Industry Legend Ed Donn Retires from 247 Security

Industry icon George (Ed) Donn recently retired from school bus video surveillance and management company 247 Security, Inc. to conclude a 43-year career in student transportation that includes a place…
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Md. Bill Would Require Roadside School Bus Inspections

Most county transportation directors oppose a new state bill currently in the Senate that would require public school buses to comply with all Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for maintenance,…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 24 January 2018 10:56