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NY Deploys First Type-C, Vehicle-to-Grid School Buses

School bus contractor National Express, LLC is partnering with the White Plains School District, the local power utility and New York state’s energy agency, on a demonstration project that seeks…
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District Highlights Public CNG Station, Electric Buses

Public motorists east of Los Angeles can now fuel their CNG vehicles at a new Rialto Unified School District school bus facilit. They are also experiencing even better air quality,…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 05 July 2018 10:04

Indiana Student Transporter Childress Honored for Excellence

The Student Transportation Association of Indiana (STAI) last month bestowed its 40th annual Richard Pea Award to Susie Childress, director of transportation for Northwestern Consolidated School District of Shelby County,…
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Free Tool Helps with VW Settlement Fund Applications

Grant experts at consulting company Gladstein, Neandross & Associates (GNA) have introduced a free online tool to assist school districts and school bus contractors that are looking to apply for…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 05 July 2018 10:00

Cummins Acquires EDI, Increases Electrification Capabilities

It’s business as usual for a partnership to develop all-electric school buses for Blue Bird amid a bid by Cummins, Inc. to acquire Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) of Silicon Valley.
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Webinar: Propane Predicted to Lead School Bus Industry

Todd Mouw, president of drivetrain provider ROUSH CleanTech, predicts propane will become the “lead horse” for school bus fueling over the next 10 years, with electric drivetrains to increase in…
  • Last modified on Monday, 02 July 2018 13:39

House Subcommittee Fights Over New Education Budget

A U.S. House Appropriations subcommittee has approved its draft of the fiscal year 2019 Labor, Health & Human Services and Education funding bill.
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NY School Bus Driver Honored for Avoiding Head-on Crash

A school bus driver for contractor Educational Bus Transportation on Long Island has received a commendation from a local county lawmaker for actions he took to avoid a head-on collision…
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NJ 3-Point School Bus Seat Belt Bill Sent to Gov.

The state senate in New Jersey unanimously passed legislation to upgrade an existing school bus seat belt law to require lap and shoulder restraints in response to last month’s fatal Paramus school…
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NJ Man Gets 7 Years in Prison for Selling School Bus CDLs

A 39-year-old former clerk with the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) received a seven-year state prison sentence for selling commercial driver’s licenses to over 220 school bus driver candidates.
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Eaton Begins $500M Vehicle Electrification Program

Eaton has announced the launch of a new eMobility business to meet the demand of a global vehicle electrification market that is estimated to grow to 15 million pure battery-electric…
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NTSB Publishes Report on School Bus Driver Oversight

The National Transportation Safety Board published its final report and recommendations on the 2016 Baltimore and Chattanooga school bus crashes, as board members highlighted areas of concern and room for improvement.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 05 July 2018 09:48