The Origin of School Transportation News

Twenty-five years ago, I launched School Transportation News. But the central idea of STN, as we quaintly called it, dates back 20 years more.
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School Buses Target of New Electrified Drivetrain Project

A new heavy-duty electric drivetrain specifically designed for school buses and transit buses is being tested this fall with the promise of increased performance, efficiency, acceleration, gradability and range.
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Starcraft Takes Home Ford Top Volume Account Award

Starcraft placed first in Ford's Top Volume Accounts list this summer and was followed by two other Forest River companies, Elkhart Coach and Glaval Bus.
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Maryland Governor Allots Funds for School Bus Safety

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced the state will set aside more than a half million dollars to assist local law enforcement agencies with enforcing school bus safety laws, specifically to…
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Calif. Child Check Technology Bill Goes to Governor

California Senate Bill 1072, which would mandate the use of child check technology on buses throughout the state, unanimously passed the Senate and Assembly last week. It is now headed…
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National Traffic Fatalities Grow at Largest Clip in 50 Years

The White House and U.S. Department of Transportation have issued an “unprecedented” appeal to a wide array of traffic safety and data stakeholders to address a spike in the number…
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Feds Pull Comment Request on Distracted, Drowsy Driving Rules

Not so fast. Just days after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has withdrawn a request for comments on new federal guidelines on distracted and drowsy driving just days after…
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FMCSA Recommends Seat Belt Use on Motorcoaches

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has amended its pre-trip safety guidance information for motorcoach passengers to encourage the use of lap/shoulder seat belts.
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Feds Propose Speed Limiters for HD Vehicles to Save Lives, Fuel

The U.S. Department of Transportation is seeking comment on a proposal to require speed limiters on heavy-duty commercial vehicles that weigh more than 26,000 pounds GVWR, including school buses.
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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…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 15:52