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Lap-Shoulder Belts Versus Compartmentalization

Use of lap-shoulder belts continues to top the list of controversial conversations in the world of school bus transportation. School districts across America are increasingly weighing the pros and cons…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 03 May 2017 07:29

A Constant Eye on Events: Video Systems on School Buses

With budget and resource constraints, fleet operators may not have compelling reasons to invest in real-time, continuous loop video on school buses. As technology develops with speed and lower prices,…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 02 May 2017 13:14

Study Cites Growth in School Bus Contracting, RFPs

A study by business-to-government (B2G) intelligence firm Onvia lists school bus service as its 10th fastest growing area of government contracting, which overall moves $2 trillion from the public to…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 23 May 2017 07:45

New York Operation Safe Stop Targets Illegal Bus Passers

Operation Safe Stop was celebrated throughout the state of New York with associations like the New York Association for Pupil Transportation and the New York School Bus Contractors Association participating…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 27 April 2017 15:04

Arkansas Girl Falls out of Moving Bus

A 4-year-old girl from Arkansas fell out of the back of a moving bus while the vehicle continued its way down the road.
  • Last modified on Friday, 28 April 2017 15:22

Tyler Technologies Hires Duncan as Implementation Trainer

Tyler Technologies has hired Todd Duncan, former assistant transportation director for Washoe County School District in Reno, Nevada, as an implementation consultant for nationwide school district clients.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 20 April 2017 14:21

FMCSA Announces Public Listening Session on Autonomous Vehicles

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has recently announced it will hold a listening session open to the public relating to issues of design, development,…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 20 April 2017 13:57

EPA Announces $11M in Funding for Clean Diesel Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the availability of $11 million funds for the Diesel Emission Reduction Program (DERA) to support projects aimed towards reducing emissions from the country’s existing…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:35

When Will Alt-Fuels Replace Diesel, Gas Powered School Buses?

Innovation in the school bus and medium-truck market is moving forward at a very rapid pace. The technological advances of new propane, CNG and electric school buses promise enhanced performance,…
  • Last modified on Sunday, 29 November -0001 16:00

Study: School Buses Can Reduce Kindergarten Absenteeism

A University of California, Santa Barbara study published in Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis indicates that 50,000 fewer kindergarten students could be chronically absent from school each year if they…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 13 April 2017 11:29

Districts Squeeze Savings Out of Public, Private Co-ops

When contracting for student transportation, school districts are finding savings and upgrades through trusted partnerships, and there are a few different paths leading toward renewed fleets.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 12 April 2017 11:51

NTSB Calls for ‘Urgent’ Exam of Baltimore Bus Driver Checks

The National Transportation Safety Board is urging the Maryland State Department of Education to conduct an independent and “objective examination” into the Baltimore City Public Schools bus driver qualification process…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 12 April 2017 11:49