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More Propane School Buses Headed to Pennsylvania

Two rural school districts in Monroe County, Pennsylvania and a third suburban district outside of Philadelphia are splitting more than a half-million dollars in state alternative-fuel funds to purchase new…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 17:11

Bus Driver Pleads Guilty in Autistic Student's Death

The school bus driver who left a 19-year-old student with severe autism on a Southern California bus during a heatwave pleaded guilty for the role he played in the student’s…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 09:23

SoCal 'Walking School Bus' an Option for Neighborhood Kids

The Walk 'n Rollers program at the Linwood E. Howe Elementary School in Culver City, California, now in its eighth year, has numerous parents and children participating in a walking…
  • Last modified on Monday, 13 March 2017 13:37

Are Tracking Devices for Students with Autism on the Horizon?

The  National Autism Association says 49 percent of parents reported their autistic children have “eloped” or wandered away from grocery stores, schools, parks and their homes. These children can be…
  • Last modified on Monday, 13 March 2017 10:07

STN Webinar Shares Propane School Bus Experiences

The latest free webinar from School Transportation News, Propane Buses: The Smart Choice for Schools hosted by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), focused on the significant benefits of…
  • Last modified on Friday, 10 March 2017 10:55

Warmer Months Turn Focus to School Bus Cooling Systems

As attention turns to the warmer months ahead, transportation departments around the country are preparing school buses to keep children cool. Yet, for several states, this is a choice, especially…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 11:57

23 States with Pending Bills on School Bus Seat Belts, Funding

The following are the latest bills that were introduced in January 2017. According to LegiScan, state government websites and the State Traffic Safety Legislation Database, 23 states have pending and…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 09 March 2017 09:07

NSTA Accepting Annual Awards Nominations

The National School Transportation Association is now accepting nominations for its Annual Meeting & Convention this summer in Indianapolis, Ind. on July 15-19, 2017.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 08 March 2017 09:37

REV Group Reports First-Quarter Results, Full-Year Guidance

A little over a month after going public, Collins Bus Corporation’s parent company REV Group, Inc. (REVG) reported first-quarter net sales of $442.9 million, a nearly 19-percent increase over the…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 07 March 2017 15:09

Navistar Reiterates Annual Guidance with Q1 Results

Navistar reported a net loss of $62 million or $0.76 per share in the first quarter but remained on track with previously announced annual guidance following the close of the…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 07 March 2017 07:59

The Importance of School Bus Fire Suppression Systems

Brette Fraley had a curiosity about fire prevention. As executive director of transportation at Kanawha County Schools, West Virgninia’s largest school district, he researched thermal events on his bus fleet…
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TSD Conference Preview: Q&A with Craig Davidson

Almost a decade ago, author Craig Davidson found himself broke and desperate, his writing career stagnant. One morning in 2008, he happened upon a flyer in his mailbox stating “Bus…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 07 March 2017 21:13