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Zonar and NSTA Announce Grant Recipients

Zonar Systems and the National School Transportation Association (NSTA) announced the latest winners of the Don Carnahan Memorial Grant, bus contractors Sunrise Transportation and Minnesota Coaches.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 26 January 2016 09:14

Indiana District Goes Green With Propane Buses

The Metropolitan School District of Warren Township in Indiana is rolling out 11 propane autogas powered school buses this month, making it the largest deployment of its type in the…
  • Last modified on Friday, 22 January 2016 16:18

Georgia Schools Close In Preparation for Winter Storm

Schools across the greater Atlanta area closed early Friday in preparation for a major snow storm that was expected to bring snow and ice this weekend.
  • Last modified on Friday, 22 January 2016 12:24

Creative Bus, Motiv Announce New Zero-Emissions School Bus

The latest all-electric school bus is set for production with the announcement of the 48-passenger Starcraft eQuest XL. It's expected to be available to customers this summer.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 21 January 2016 13:09

New Iowa Bus Facility Expected to Save District $200K a Year

School buses in Waukee, Iowa will soon get a break from the frequent flooding that has affected the greater Des Moines area. The school district received approval from the city…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 21 January 2016 12:41

NJ Law to Require Motion Sensors on New School Buses

On Tuesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed into law a school bus safety bill that requires all new buses to be fitted with motions sensors to prevent tragedies such…
  • Last modified on Friday, 22 January 2016 15:36

The Internet of Things: School Bus Industry Takes Early Position

Compared to the consumer car segment, school bus connectivity is cruising in a slower lane, due to cost sensitivity and the need to justify public funding. Connected technologies are showing…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 20 January 2016 14:57

Daimler Trucks Names Schaefer GM of New Detroit Launch

When Detroit returns to the medium-duty engine segment later this year, Kary Schaefer will be leading the way. Daimler Trucks North America announced that the former design engineer is the…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 19 January 2016 15:44

FMCSA Proposes to Enhance Carrier Compliance

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a rulemaking proposal designed to enhance its ability to identify non-compliant motor carriers. 
  • Last modified on Thursday, 21 January 2016 12:58

NHTSA to Explore School Bus Seat Belt Experiences

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has scheduled a meeting for Jan. 27 to draw lessons from representatives of the six states that currently have laws in place requiring…
  • Last modified on Friday, 15 January 2016 11:39

First Student Prepared for the Long Winter Months

With the frozen fingers of winter having a firm chokehold on much of the country, First Student has called on the nation’s students, parents and drivers to remember the importance…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 14 January 2016 15:17

New Video Surveillance Feature Monitors Bus Driver Behavior

AngelTrax, provider of mobile video surveillance, recently announced a new tool designed to help transportation directors identify risky driving behaviors among their drivers. 
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 13 January 2016 15:07

Increased Seat Belt Usage Returns to NTSB Most Wanted List

The National Transportation Safety Board is again focusing its attention on increased seat belt usage in school buses, one of the 10 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements for…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 13 January 2016 15:10