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School Buses Assist as Teacher Walkouts Cancel Classes

Some school bus operations provided busing or meals to students and educators during recent teacher walkouts. Meanwhile, district officials elsewhere reviewed what the strikes could mean to transportation employees; and state legislators secured…
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NHTSA Close to Studying Effect of Seat Belts on Behavior

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking school districts that are interested in equipping school buses with lap-shoulder seat belts, to participate in a five-year study on how…
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ACT EXPO Roundtable to Focus on School Bus Replacements

A panel discussion at the Advanced Clean Transportation EXPO in Long Beach, California next month will see student transportation professionals and clean energy experts sharing tips to maximize available funding…
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$20K Settlement for Calif. Student Left at School Bus Stop

A lawsuit that was settled between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the family of a student who was denied school bus service, raises questions about bus stop procedures.
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Volkswagen Truck & Bus Acquisition of Navistar ‘Possible’

Navistar would not comment on reports that partner Volkswagen Truck & Bus is interested in eventually purchasing the company, only to say it looks “forward to continued success with our…
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Zonar Tech Grant Opportunity Returns for School Bus Contractors

Zonar Systems and the National School Transportation Association announced that applications are being accepted from school bus contractors for the eighth annual Don Carnahan Memorial Grant that provides the companies…
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Thomas Built Buses Executive Honored for Leadership

Leslie Kilgore, VP of engineering for school bus manufacturer Thomas Built Buses, received the Rodica Baranescu Award for Technical and Leadership Excellence in Automotive Engineering.
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Navistar: On Schedule with Benefits from Volkswagen Alliance

Amid an announced partnership between Hino Motors and Volkswagen Truck & Bus to develop hybrid, electric and autonomous technologies, Navistar said its own long-term alliance continues to promise savings of…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 30 May 2018 09:53

Nebraska Student Struck, Killed by His School Bus

An eight-year-old boy in Omaha, Nebraska was hit when he darted back out into the street in front of the school bus from where he had just disembarked.
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Protecting Students in School Bus Danger Zones

Advice and safety products are proposed to help keep students safe in the loading and unloading zones of their school buses, also known as the Danger Zone.
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Blue Bird ZEV Electric School Buses Make Rounds Nationwide

Blue Bird provided an update on its national tour of it’s new zero-emission electric school bus options, which student transporters in six states have test driven, even as new orders…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 30 May 2018 10:49