News

New Texas School Bus Seat Belt Law Awaits Signature

A bill to amend current Texas law requiring lap-shoulder seat belts on school buses sits on Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk. If signed, it will go into effect this Sept. 1.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 07 June 2017 08:09

Clean, Green Yellow (School Bus) Machine

In Sacramento, California, the Twin Rivers, Elk Grove and Sacramento City Unified School Districts are receiving 29 total electric school buses along with associated charging infrastructure, which demonstrates a zero-emissions…
  • Last modified on Friday, 28 July 2017 09:31

North Kansas City Schools Wins Award for CNG School Buses

One of the nation's largest conversions of school buses to CNG resulted in a Transportation & Mobility Award for North Kansas City School Disrict at the recent Advanced Clean Technology…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 25 May 2017 12:11

STN EXPO: Security Expert to Tackle School Bus Violence

Jesus M. Villahermosa, J., founder of Crisis Reality Training and a 30-year career law enforcement officer, says the biggest security facing student transporters is how to train their school bus…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 07 June 2017 08:11

Senate Bill to Spur R&D for Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

Further incentives to develop clean vehicle technology could soon be on the horizon with the reintroduction of the Vehicle Innovation Act in the U.S. Senate.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 14:32

Propane School Buses Surpass 12,500 Units Nationwide

The Propane Education & Research Council unveiled a new online interactive map that displays the number of active school buses in each state that are powered by propane autogas fuel.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 24 May 2017 15:32

Bellwether Report Looks at Changing Landscape of School Busing

While recognizing the unparalleled safety record of yellow school buses, Bellwether Education Partners sponsored a panel discussion this month in the nation’s capital to discuss if evolution of the school…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 07 June 2017 08:12

Transfinder Names Georgia Transporter Ambassador of 2017

School bus routing and management software firm Transfinder named Kecia Ling the company's Ambassador of the year for leading Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools efforts to implement new transportation software and…
  • Last modified on Monday, 22 May 2017 08:55

Watch: PBS News Hour Tackles School Bus Seat Belts

PBS News Hour aired a segment as part of its weekly feature "Making the Grade" that provided insights into why some school districts are choosing to equip the school buses…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 07 June 2017 08:12

Largest U.S. Electric School Bus Pilot Comes to California

Three school districts in the Sacramento capital region receive a total of 29 zero-emissions electric school buses for a pilot program funded by a $7.5 million grant and additional state…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 07 June 2017 08:13

'Continental' Shift Underway for Zonar Systems

Zonar CEO & President Ian McKerlich explains economies of scale, expanded reach resulting from last year’s acquisition by Continental AG.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 03 May 2017 07:55

Georgia School District Wins Tyler Public Sector Award

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Newton County School System in Georgia was named winner of the 2017 Tyler Public Sector Excellence Award at the Tyler Technologies Connect user conference for the…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 11 May 2017 15:30

Cummins 'Stay Warm' DPF Feature Standard on Thomas Buses

Thomas Built Buses announced it now offers standard on all new diesel-powered school buses with standard exhaust configurations and particulate filter temperature stabilization solution from Cummins that resolves active regeneration…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 07 June 2017 08:13