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New School Bus Fuel Calculator Provides Real Operating Costs

School Transportation News collaborated with ACT Research to provide readers with an online tool that calculates real-world fuel, overall operating and ownership costs based on individual district or bus operator…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 14 September 2017 08:01

Feds Unveil Latest Automated Vehicle Guidance

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao released the latest suggested best-practices for implementing automated driving systems, with the goal of fully automated safety features such as highway autopilot being widely available…
  • Last modified on Friday, 02 February 2018 15:35

Watch: XQ Event Features Celebrities, Colorful School Bus

Actors, singers and celebrities lent their talent to the XQ “Super Schools” hour-long special that aired on all the major news channels and drew attention to improving American high schools.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 12:22

Tropical Storm Irma Leaves Florida for Georgia, S.C.

All schools in hurricane-lashed Florida are closed at least until Tuesday, while Georgia and South Carolina canceled classes as Tropical Storm Irma arrives.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 27 September 2017 17:05

NY Mourns Passing of State Director Sansaricq

Mary Sansaricq, the state director of student transportation at the New York State Department of Education, passed away following complications from gall bladder surgery. She was 65.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 16:52

Houston ISD Announces 'Rolling Start' to School Year

The Houston Independent School District is starting the new school year on Sept. 11 for most campuses as clean-up following the devastating rains and floods from Tropical Storm Harvey.
  • Last modified on Friday, 15 September 2017 11:55

School Bus Industry Opposes Proposed DERA Cuts

The school bus industry is well represented in efforts to oppose an amendment to the House Interior and EPA appropriations bill that would cut funding for the Diesel Emissions Reduction…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 16:53

Houston-Area School District Announces Startup After Harvey

Katy Independent School District announced its campuses are scheduled to reopen and begin the school semester following the devastation of hurricane and tropical storm Harvey.
  • Last modified on Friday, 08 September 2017 12:37

SoCal School District Latest to Adopt Electric Buses

Colton Unified School District east of Los Angeles is joining a growing number of student transporters in testing ZEVs as it prepares to employ two Type-C, all-electric school buses from…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:46

Fire Alarms Installed on Aging South Carolina School Buses

To address a fleet becoming increasingly prone to fires, the South Carolina Department of Education installed alarms on 2,000 school buses to alert drivers of potential incidents.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 09:46

School Bus Ops Brace for Impact of Hurricane Irma

With Hurricane Irma churning through the Caribbean as Category 5 storm, Florida school districts are preparing for possible catastrophic results.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 05 September 2017 12:59