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School Bus Driver Featured on 'Today Show'

Many people across the country start off their mornings with NBC’s The Today Show. Friday, the show featured a member of the student transportation industry. Catherine Brutzman, a school bus…
  • Last modified on Monday, 21 December 2015 10:43

Diesel Prices Hit Six-Year Low

School transportation departments around the country are rejoicing as the average price of diesel fuel nationwide has fallen for the fifth straight week.
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 15 December 2015 11:43

First Student Launches New Website

School bus contractor First Student has launched a new website, firststudentinc.com, designed to provide richer content for school districts and parents alike.
  • Last modified on Monday, 14 December 2015 13:34

Customers Prep for Latest Blue Bird Vision Powered by CNG

Customers seeking an alternative to a CNG, Type-D school bus drove the development of Blue Bird’s new Type C CNG Vision that is expected to be available in late 2016,…
  • Last modified on Monday, 14 December 2015 15:18

EPA Announces DERA Funding Recipients

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Friday the recipients of this year’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding. Eighty-five school bus operations in 35 states will receive a total…
  • Last modified on Monday, 14 December 2015 09:13

PI Founder Recognized for Work on School Bus Propane

Last week, a ceremony held as part of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s “Propane School Bus Week” honored the contributions of individuals to the propane school bus industry.
  • Last modified on Friday, 11 December 2015 13:45

Zonar Names McKerlich New Chief Strategy Officer

Zonar Systems named Ian McKerlich its new chief strategy officer to drive the company’s telematics and fleet management solutions as well as product delivery, the Seattle-based company announced.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 10 December 2015 16:50

Feds Announce New Regulations to Combat Driver Fatigue

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced the adoption of electronic logging devices (ELD) that will improve roadway safety through strengthened compliance with Hours of Service…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 10 December 2015 15:08

Maryland Bus Attendant Lauded for Helping Student

School bus attendant Debbie Brown of Harford County Public Schools northeast of Baltimore was recognized by her administration in October for paying such close and caring attention to one of…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 09 December 2015 15:01

Rideshare Bus Program to Shape Future of Transit

Public transportation could be forever altered from this moment on as the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority plans to enact a pilot program that would put “Uber-style” buses in circulation…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 08 December 2015 16:23

Blue Bird Presents 2015 Dealer Awards

Bus manufacturer Blue Bird Corporation presented its 2015 Dealer Awards last month in during its annual dealer meeting in Richmond, Virginia. Yancey Bus Sales & Service won the Dealer of…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 08 December 2015 16:16

Update: Total School Bus Body Production Grows By 5 Percent

Mirroring the average eight- to 10-year national fleet replacement cycle, school bus manufacturers reported the highest total output in a decade with 41,200 units that rolled off assembly lines over…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 30 December 2015 12:04

FAST Act to Fund Transportation Programs for Next Five Years

Congress agreed on the $305 billion FAST Act that reauthorizes federal highway transportation programs for the next five years, the National School Transportation Association calling it a “huge victory” for…
  • Last modified on Friday, 04 December 2015 15:14