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Pa. School District Wins Propane Environmental Award

Upper Moreland School District was recognized, along with 22 other local and state agencies, by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, as nearly three-quarters of its fleet is now comprised…
  • Last modified on Friday, 22 June 2018 11:33

Webinar Updates State Plans on VW Funds

A free STN webinar provided an overview of the current standing of the VW Mitigation Trust Fund and what student transporters can do to secure funding for cleaner school buses.…
  • Last modified on Friday, 22 June 2018 09:59

School Buses Vie for $40M in National Clean Diesel Grants

Older diesel-powered school buses are among the vehicles eligible for the latest round of Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to purchase newer,…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 29 May 2018 14:48

Bill Adds Year for Districts to Comply with Paul Lee Law

New fast-tracked legislation from California State Sen. Ben Hueso would immediately delay implementation of a law that requires child safety alert systems on approximately 25,000 school buses statewide, to give…
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Chattanooga School Bus Driver Gets 4 Years in Prison

UPDATE — JUNE 15 — Former Durham School Services bus driver Johnthony Walker, who was convicted in March 2018 of criminally negligent homicide, was also charged yesterday, June 14, with…
  • Last modified on Friday, 22 June 2018 11:51

NSTA School Bus Contractors Meet with Congress

The National School Transportation Association hosts its annual Capitol Hill Bus-In this week for school bus contractor members to bring concerns to members of Congress in Washington, D.C.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 29 May 2018 14:56

Georgia School Bus Drivers Encounter Pushback on Sick-Out

Unlike some school districts that supported recent teacher walkouts for better pay, school administrators at DeKalb County School District are not as empathetic with school bus drivers who are waging…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 29 May 2018 15:04

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…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 29 May 2018 15:20

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…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 29 May 2018 15:23

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…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 29 May 2018 15:45