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Fire Consumes Bus Yard, Dozens of Buses Destroyed

A two-alarm fire swept through the storage facility and garage of a school district near Seattle on Wednesday, destroying dozens of school buses. The area was safely evacuated.
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School Bus Contractor Addresses Startup Issues

Student Transportation of America highlighted that the company is working "around the clock" to solve transportation delays for school bus riders who attend Omaha Public Schools, adding that the majoirty…
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NY Contractor to Operate First Electric School Bus in State

Educational Bus Transportation introduced the first 25-passenger Trans Tech Bus SSTe into New York as the school bus contractor will operate the zero-emissions electric vehicle for customer Copiague Public Schools…
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The Full Impact of Louisiana Flooding on Local School Busing

The devastating flooding that has covered Louisiana is now the worst natural disaster to hit the United States since Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc across the eastern seaboard four years ago.
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Minnesota Asks FMCSA for Exemption from CDL Skills Test Regs

Minnesota requested a waiver from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to be exempted from the test methods for federal CDL skills tests, as the state said its current model…
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STN Garage Stars: Monolith (of a) Man

It’s apropos that Don Harder took the route less traveled to become a school bus mechanic. That’s how he’s lived his entire fantastical life. A movie should be made, and…
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Districts Honored for Leadership in School Bus Propane

The Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) presented the inaugural Leadership with Propane Autogas Awards at the STN EXPO last month in recognition of school districts that have demonstrated a…
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Wisconsin Adopts Eight-Way Light System on School Buses

It only took 40 years, but Wisconsin implemented an eight-way light system on school buses in an effort to boost student safety throughout the state, just in time for school…
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NASDPTS Executive Board Changes Complete

The NASDPTS officially announced that Diana Hollander, state director of student transportation for the Nevada Department of Education, has been named president of the association, taking over the position after Leon Langley's…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 16:00

Minnesota DOE Grants for School Bus Wi-Fi Now Available

The Minnesota Department of Education announced it is accepting applications for the Broadband Expansion Off-Campus Learning Grant Program, which includes funds to make Wi-Fi available on school buses.
  • Last modified on Monday, 15 August 2016 16:26

NHTSA Expert Hott Remembered for School Bus Safety Work

Charles Hott, the former NHTSA school bus administrator who who spearheaded numerous federal school bus safety standards and oversaw vehicle testing, passed away over the weekend. He was 67.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 11:36