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NSTA Announces Departure of Executive Director Weber

Ronna Weber is leaving the National School Transportation Association at the end of July, said President Todd Monteferrario in an email to school bus contractor members.
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New Zonar App Counts Students On, Off School Bus

Zonar released a new app for its vehicle tablets that allows school bus drivers to count student passengers as they board and egress the vehicle at stops.
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Thomas Built Buses, Agility Fuel Solutions Partner on Propane

On the heels of acquiring certain assets of CleanFUEL USA last month, Agility Fuel Solutions and Thomas Built Buses have entered a new strategic partnership to continue delivering to market…
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STN Webinar Shares Keys to Securing VW Settlement Grants

Several opportunities present themselves for school bus emissions funding, but few are handed to select individual groups to bring projects into fruition. Strengthening candidacy for grant funding is certainly meticulous…
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ADOMANI Receives First New Electric School Bus

A week after going public, ADOMANI received its first all-electric Type D school bus, an eligible vehicle for the California Air Resources Board’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 28 June 2017 12:19

Lion Bus Unveils New Name, Logo and School Bus Plans

The Lion Electric Company, or La Compagnie Electrique Lion, is the new name of the Quebec-based manufacturer of Type C conventional school buses and soon a Type A school bus.
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Iowa Approves School Bus Mobile Data Devices

The Iowa Department of Education last month implemented new rules governing the use of mobile data terminals in school buses, which can be defined as tablets or GPS units used…
  • Last modified on Friday, 23 June 2017 11:16

Still No Trial Date Set for Chattanooga School Bus Crash

Johnthony Walker, school bus driver charged with six counts of vehicular homicide for his role in the fatal Nov. 21 crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee, remains in a Hamilton County jail…
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New Texas Law Requires 3-Point Seat Belts By September

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law on Thursday legislation that will require all school districts to purchase new school buses equipped with lap-shoulder seat belts as of this coming…
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S.C. Governor Vetoes Funding to Replace Oldest School Buses

Gov. Henry McMaster vetoed several items in the General Assembly's approved budget, including a provision allocating $28.9 million to start replacing decades-old school buses that give the state the infamy…
  • Last modified on Friday, 16 June 2017 10:37

Dallas Schools Seek Student Transportation Alternatives Amid Controversy

Many problems faced by student transportation providers, especially in private enterprise, are market driven. But some involve safety, on-time percentages and failure to fulfill contractual obligations. Then there’s Dallas County Schools.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 22 June 2017 09:40