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Allison Transmission Nine-Speed Automatic Destined for School Buses

School buses will be among the medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles that will benefit from a new nine-speed, fully automatic transmission that targets reduced greenhouse gas emissions and increased fuel…
  • Last modified on Monday, 02 October 2017 14:19

Seattle Public Schools Implements Stop-Arm Video Enforcement

Seattle motorists who illegally pass stopped school buses face a $419 fine after the local school district entered an agreement with American Traffic Solutions and King County to videotape, verify…
  • Last modified on Friday, 29 September 2017 08:54

EPA Accepting Applications for School Bus Rebate Program

The U.S. EPA announced school districts, school bus contractors, state and local governments, and tribal governments can now apply for their share of an expected $7.25 million to replace older…
  • Last modified on Friday, 09 February 2018 15:27

Bendix Developing 'Rollaway' Parking Interlocks for Buses

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced plans at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta to introduce a feature that automatically prevents vehicle rollaway in the event of a failure…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 05 October 2017 08:41

No-Cost TSA Training Highlights School Bus Safety Month

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is using a recent U.S. Senate resolution recognizing September 2017 as School Bus Safety Month to promote “version 3.0” of its First Observer security awareness…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 20:55

University Study Finds NatGas Beats Diesel in Low-Duty NOx

A study performed by the University of California, Riverside’s College of Engineering and Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) examines the benefits of a low-emissions Cummins natural gas engine…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 11:50

Navistar, VW Truck & Bus Announce Truck Electrification

 IC Bus parent Navistar said it and Volkwagen Truck & Bus are developing a Class 6/7 electric truck and releasing it in late 2019 or early 2020, signaling that a…
  • Last modified on Monday, 02 October 2017 17:08

NY State Dept. of Ed. Names Interim Transportation Director

Christina Coughlin is the interim director of pupil transportation services for New York state while the Department of Education selects a full-time successor to the late Mary Sansaricq.
  • Last modified on Friday, 22 September 2017 15:57

ROUSH CleanTech Advises States on Alt-Fuel Link to VW Grants

ROUSH CleanTech’s Clean School Bus program informs states on the maximum emissions reduction and monetary savings that they could achieve based on the VW Trust funds they allocate to replacing…
  • Last modified on Friday, 22 September 2017 15:56

Website Provides State VW Settlement Beneficiary Contacts

An online resource launched earlier this month provides details on local state agencies taking the lead on funding programs available from the $3 billion VW Mitigation Trust Fund.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 27 September 2017 17:03

Blue Bird Holds Electric School Bus Ride and Drive

Blue Bird said feedback was “overwhelmingly positive” during an event this month that allowed energy company representatives to get behind the wheel of its new line of electric school buses.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 27 September 2017 17:03