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Electric School Bus Events Provide Hands-On Experience

COLUMBUS, Ohio — While nearly all school bus manufacturers now or soon will offer electric vehicle options, two gave conference attendees the opportunity to drive them during industry conferences here.
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IC Bus Puts 'ChargE' into Industry with Electric School Bus

COLUMBUS, Ohio – IC Bus expects to launch its new ChargE electric school bus as early as 2019, the manufacturer announced at the open of the National Association for Pupil…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 07 November 2017 07:17

America's Best Inspector, Technician Crowned in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jeremiah Bradberry of Cobb County School District near Atlanta won the America’s Best Technician award while Bryce Ivie of the Utah Highway Patrol was named America’s Best…
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Zonar Awards $500K in Technology Grants to 33 School Districts

COLUMBUS, Ohio – School bus GPS and fleet management company Zonar announced the winners of the seventh annual Don Carnahan Memorial Grant to equip about 1,500 school buses nationwide with…
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NASDPTS Discusses Proper Oversight of School Bus Drivers

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services hosted a Sunday afternoon roundtable conversation on how to address "fake news" published by the media amid…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 22 November 2017 10:53

Electric School Buses in the Midwest?

As with many things environmental, California and the Northeast are leading the way on electric school bus adoption, thanks to state grants, cap-and-trade funds, electric vehicle incentives and programs that…
  • Last modified on Sunday, 05 November 2017 13:47

Thomas Built Buses Ignites More Electric Talk with New ZEV

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Thomas Built Buses joined the race to zero emissions on Saturday with the unveiling of a new all-electric school bus at a joint National Association for Pupil…
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EPA School Bus Rebate Program Application Deadline Looms

The U.S. EPA reminded school bus operators that they have through Nov. 14 to submit applications for their share of over $7 million in grant money for cleaner vehicle emissions.
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IC Bus to to Unveil Electric School Bus at NAPT Summit

Navistar announced prior to start of the National Association for Pupil Transportation Summit in Columbus, Ohio that IC Bus will unveil a new all-electric concept school bus.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 02 November 2017 13:05

Thomas Built Buses Announces Passing of John Willard Thomas

John Willard Thomas, a grandson of Thomas Built Buses founder Perley A. Thomas and a former lead engineer, president, CEO and chairman for the school bus manufacturer, passed away Oct. 26…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 02 November 2017 15:39

Nor'easter Storm Closes Maine Schools, Strands Students

Maine’s school bus purchase program offering subsidies opened as the calendar flipped to November, but some school buses already on the road were still unable to reach students following a…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 01 November 2017 15:42

New York City Terror Suspect Crashed into School Bus

The truck driver who killed eight and injured 11 on a lower Manhattan bike path also crashed into a school bus and critically injured a special education student and the…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 01 November 2017 11:47

Q’Straint Shares How to Secure Any Wheelchair on School Bus

A webinar from wheelchair restraint manufacturer Q’straint near the beginning of the school year shared ways student transporters can ensure the safety of wheelchair-bound school bus riders.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 31 October 2017 18:31