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Lion Bus Unveils New Name, Logo and School Bus Plans

The Lion Electric Company, or La Compagnie Electrique Lion, is the new name of the Quebec-based manufacturer of Type C conventional school buses and soon a Type A school bus.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 28 June 2017 12:18

Iowa Approves School Bus Mobile Data Devices

The Iowa Department of Education last month implemented new rules governing the use of mobile data terminals in school buses, which can be defined as tablets or GPS units used…
  • Last modified on Friday, 23 June 2017 11:16

Still No Trial Date Set for Chattanooga School Bus Crash

Johnthony Walker, school bus driver charged with six counts of vehicular homicide for his role in the fatal Nov. 21 crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee, remains in a Hamilton County jail…
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New Texas Law Requires 3-Point Seat Belts By September

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law on Thursday legislation that will require all school districts to purchase new school buses equipped with lap-shoulder seat belts as of this coming…
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S.C. Governor Vetoes Funding to Replace Oldest School Buses

Gov. Henry McMaster vetoed several items in the General Assembly's approved budget, including a provision allocating $28.9 million to start replacing decades-old school buses that give the state the infamy…
  • Last modified on Friday, 16 June 2017 10:37

Dallas Schools Seek Student Transportation Alternatives Amid Controversy

Many problems faced by student transportation providers, especially in private enterprise, are market driven. But some involve safety, on-time percentages and failure to fulfill contractual obligations. Then there’s Dallas County Schools.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 22 June 2017 09:40

Lee Parents Reach $23.5M Settlement in School Bus Death

The parents of Hun Joon “Paul” Lee settled with a local Whittier, California school bus contractor for $23.5 million as a result of the 19-year-old student's death onboard his school…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 14 June 2017 14:15

eBook Chronicles Aftermath of Fatal Minn. School Bus Crash

A new memoir by Kari Hoglund Kounkel on the events surrounding a 1997 school bus tragedy in Monticello, Minnesota provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the impact, not only on the community…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 14 June 2017 09:59

Apollo Video Founder, CEO Named Entrepreneur of the Year

Rodell Notbohm, CEO and managing partner of school bus surveillance company Apollo Video, won the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year award in the category of media, entertainment and communications for…
  • Last modified on Monday, 12 June 2017 16:06

IC Bus Enters Gasoline School Bus Market

IC Bus joins the expanding gasoline market for conventional school buses with the unveiling of its new CE Series this week at the Oklahoma Association for Pupil Transportation conference.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 22 June 2017 09:40

First Student, Bridgestone Sign 5-Year $110M Supply Deal

One of the largest international transportation providers joined forces with the world's largest tire and rubber good manufacturer when FirstGroup plc, the UK-based parent company to North American school bus…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 08 June 2017 16:33