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Colorado District Mourns School Bus Driver Killed in Crash

School bus driver Kari Chopper died Sunday after crashing into a concrete pillar at Denver International Airport while transporting members of the Legacy High School varsity and junior varsity football…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 11:49

Texas Students Hit in Separate Incidents of Illegal Passing

The start of the academic year for the Austin Independent School District has not been without incident as two students were struck by motorists illegally passing school buses.
  • Last modified on Monday, 12 September 2016 09:41

Navistar Reports Net Loss for Third Quarter 2016

Navistar International Corporation, which has been hammered by softer industry conditions, announced a third quarter net loss of $34 million. This is the second straight year the company has announced…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 08 September 2016 13:46

Volkswagen Truck & Bus Enters N.A. Market with Navistar Alliance

Volkswagen Truck & Bus is taking a 16.6-percent equity stake in Navistar as the two companies entered into a technology collaboration and procurement joint venture, with "all options" being open…
  • Last modified on Monday, 12 September 2016 13:23

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.
  • Last modified on Friday, 02 September 2016 14:17

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.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 07 September 2016 09:59

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.
  • Last modified on Friday, 02 September 2016 10:14

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…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 31 August 2016 16:05

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…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 31 August 2016 11:55

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…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 14 September 2016 10:43