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Tyler Technologies Hires Duncan as Implementation Trainer

Tyler Technologies has hired Todd Duncan, former assistant transportation director for Washoe County School District in Reno, Nevada, as an implementation consultant for nationwide school district clients.
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FMCSA Announces Public Listening Session on Autonomous Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has recently announced it will hold a listening session open to the public relating to issues of design, development,…
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EPA Announces $11M in Funding for Clean Diesel Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the availability of $11 million funds for the Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA) to support projects aimed towards reducing emissions from the country’s existing…
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When Will Alt-Fuels Replace Diesel, Gas Powered School Buses?

Innovation in the school bus and medium-truck market is moving forward at a very rapid pace. The technological advances of new propane, CNG and electric school buses promise enhanced performance,…
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Study: School Buses Can Reduce Kindergarten Absenteeism

A University of California, Santa Barbara study published in Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis indicates that 50,000 fewer kindergarten students could be chronically absent from school each year if they…
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Districts Squeeze Savings Out of Public, Private Co-ops

When contracting for student transportation, school districts are finding savings and upgrades through trusted partnerships, and there are a few different paths leading toward renewed fleets.
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NTSB Calls for ‘Urgent’ Exam of Baltimore Bus Driver Checks

The National Transportation Safety Board is urging the Maryland State Department of Education to conduct an independent and “objective examination” into the Baltimore City Public Schools bus driver qualification process…
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There's Nothing Accidental about Proper Risk Management

When a school bus accident occurs, it’s often just that—an unexpected and unintentional course of events leading to some kind of road collision. Other times they are not so accidental,…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 06 April 2017 11:30

Cummins, Eaton Announce $600M Powertrain Joint Venture

Cummins Inc. and Eaton said they are stepping up an existing partnership with a joint venture to develop future generations of automated medium-and heavy-duty transmissions for global markets.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 10:28

San Bernardino School Shooting Leaves 3 Dead, 1 Injured

School buses were at the ready to transport students away from North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino, California after an apparent murder-suicide at the campus. 
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Yarn is for Knitting, Not for Route Planning

If there’s one thing pupil transportation technology has in common with other technology it’s that innovation never stops, according to the experts who design it and those who rely on…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 06 April 2017 11:31

Its A Gas! School Districts Look to Alt-Fuel Buses

Officials at KIPP Jacksonville Schools did not set out to establish two major milestones in student transportation this school year. They just wanted an efficient, cost-effective means of transporting the…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 11 April 2017 09:41

The Current State of School Bus Route Optimization

When it comes to squeezing transportation departments for every last drop of monetary savings, optimized school bus routing is top of mind. Districts everywhere have turned, or are turning, to…
  • Last modified on Monday, 10 April 2017 14:38