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School Bus Industry Opposes Proposed DERA Cuts

The school bus industry is well represented in efforts to oppose an amendment to the House Interior and EPA appropriations bill that would cut funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 16:53

Houston-Area School District Announces Startup After Harvey

Katy Independent School District announced its campuses are scheduled to reopen and begin the school semester following the devastation of hurricane and tropical storm Harvey.
  • Last modified on Friday, 08 September 2017 12:37

SoCal School District Latest to Adopt Electric Buses

Colton Unified School District east of Los Angeles is joining a growing number of student transporters in testing ZEVs as it prepares to employ two Type-C, all-electric school buses from…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:46

Fire Alarms Installed on Aging South Carolina School Buses

To address a fleet becoming increasingly prone to fires, the South Carolina Department of Education installed alarms on 2,000 school buses to alert drivers of potential incidents.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:46

School Bus Ops Brace for Impact of Hurricane Irma

With Hurricane Irma churning through the Caribbean as Category 5 storm, Florida school districts are preparing for possible catastrophic results.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 05 September 2017 12:59

Solutions Proposed to Curb School Bus Driver Shortage

In light of recent news headlines on the school bus driver shortage currently plaguing many school districts across the country, we revisit analysis and recommendations on the topic that were…
  • Last modified on Friday, 01 September 2017 08:34

Seat Belt State Laws & Requirements

Of the eight states to pass school-bus, seat-belt laws, only Louisiana has been unable to fully implement the requirement to install belts in new buses due to insufficient funding.
  • Last modified on Saturday, 02 June 2018 22:30

Updated: Tropical Storm Harvey Floods Houston, Hits Louisiana

Hurricane Harvey has since been downgraded to a tropical storm as it now affects Lousiana, where authorities also remain on high alert, but the deluge and resulting floods in Houston have…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 06 September 2017 16:26

IIHS: Vehicle Crash-Avoidance Systems Reduce Injuries

As lane-departure warnings and blind-spot detection systems become an option for school buses, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety published research that claims the technology could have prevented more than…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 31 August 2017 09:59

Cummins Unveils First Electric Commercial Truck Concept

Utilizing the same engine power school buses rely upon, Cummins pulled back the curtain on a Class 7 truck to demonstrate the company’s range of technologies, including the first electrified…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 06 September 2017 16:25

School Bus Driver Arrested for DUI While Driving Kids

A Walton County School District bus driver was arrested in the middle of her route and later fired for driving while under the influence with 31 children on board the…
  • Last modified on Friday, 25 August 2017 20:49