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‘School Bus Driver’ Inadequately Describes Duties, Says NASDPTS

A new white paper published by the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) concludes that the term “school bus driver” is insufficient in describing the profession…
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Alabama Student Honored for Stopping Drunk Driver

The Baldwin County Board of Education near Mobile, Ala., commended a 16-year-old high school student for convincing his inebriated school bus driver to pull over to the side of the…
  • Last modified on Friday, 22 June 2018 11:15

Erupting Hawaiian Volcano Disrupts Schools

Eruptions and fissures near the Kilauea Volcano produced conditions resulting in governmental alerts, school closures and school bus route modifications on the Big Island.
  • Last modified on Friday, 22 June 2018 10:42

Paper on Best-Practices for Special Needs

A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics provides best practices for ensuring safe transportation of medically fragile students on school buses.  UPDATE — JUNE 8 — Also,…
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Drivers, Students Train for Violent School Buses

Realizing the importance of specific school bus security training for both drivers and student riders, school districts are implementing training specific to bus hijackings or active shooter situations.
  • Last modified on Friday, 22 June 2018 10:38

IC Bus Dealer Midwest Transit Equipment Deal

Midwest Transit Equipment announced it now holds the distribution rights for IC Bus school buses and products in Michigan following the purchase of a local dealer.
  • Last modified on Friday, 22 June 2018 10:36

Eberspaecher Revenues Rise; Creates 426 Posts Globally

Automotive supplier Eberspaecher Group reported a solid 3.6 percent increase in its consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2017 and created 426 new positions worldwide during that period.
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Calif. Districts Receive $35M for Alt-Fuel School Buses

Southern California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District has approved over $35.6 million worth of grants for near-zero or low-NOx alternative fuel school buses for the region. 
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 29 May 2018 14:10

ACT EXPO Panel Advises on School Bus Replacement

LONG BEACH, CALIF. — A roundtable discussion at the Advanced Clean Transportation EXPO featured a panel of experts in student transportation and clean energy giving advice for efficient school bus…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 29 May 2018 10:41

School Buses Benefit from California Cap-and-Trade Funds

LONG BEACH, CALIF. — Rural school districts in California can now receive up to $400,000 in California Air Resources Board funding that offsets the entire cost of purchasing a new…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 29 May 2018 14:15

Motiv, Collins Partner on Latest Type-A Electric School Bus

LONG BEACH, CALIF. — Motiv Power Systems is equipping its electrified Ford E-450 EPIC-4 chassis for Collins Bus, and in the process, is further expanding the Type-A ZEV school bus…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 29 May 2018 14:16