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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…
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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…
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FMCSA Declares Pa. School Bus Driver Imminent Hazard

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration declared school bus driver Jasmine Smith to be an imminent hazard to public safety, due to two instances of DUI…
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Webinar Shares Experiences with Propane School Buses

A free recorded webinar sponsored by the Propane Education & Research Council provided the perspectives of two student transporters on the effects of propane school buses in their fleets.
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Zonar, Child Check-Mate Partner to Comply with Calif. Law

Ahead of a California requirement for the coming school year that all school buses must be equipped with approved child safety alert systems that prompt drivers to check for students…
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N.Y. Budget Includes School Bus Funding, Not Stop Arm Video

The New York Association for Pupil Transportation welcomed the inclusion of increased state transportation aid in the 2018-19 budget, but expressed disappointment that school bus stop arm cameras were not…
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NASDPTS Wants More States to Adopt School Bus Safety License Plates

The National Association for State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) is promoting a 50-state initiative to introduce specialty license plates that are aimed at educating the motoring public on…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 05 July 2018 11:47

Dallas-Area Districts Prepare to Select School Bus Contractor

As Dallas Independent School District prepares to take technology proposals from vendors to its school board this month, three other local school districts that formed a transportation cooperative in light…
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