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Bendix Developing 'Rollaway' Parking Interlocks for Buses

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems announced plans at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta to introduce a feature that automatically prevents vehicle rollaway in the event of a failure…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 05 October 2017 08:41

No-Cost TSA Training Highlights School Bus Safety Month

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is using a recent U.S. Senate resolution recognizing September 2017 as School Bus Safety Month to promote “version 3.0” of its First Observer security awareness…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 20:55

University Study Finds NatGas Beats Diesel in Low-Duty NOx

A study performed by the University of California, Riverside’s College of Engineering and Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) examines the benefits of a low-emissions Cummins natural gas engine…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 11:50

Navistar, VW Truck & Bus Announce Truck Electrification

 IC Bus parent Navistar said it and Volkwagen Truck & Bus are developing a Class 6/7 electric truck and releasing it in late 2019 or early 2020, signaling that a…
  • Last modified on Monday, 02 October 2017 17:08

NY State Dept. of Ed. Names Interim Transportation Director

Christina Coughlin is the interim director of pupil transportation services for New York state while the Department of Education selects a full-time successor to the late Mary Sansaricq.
  • Last modified on Friday, 22 September 2017 15:57

ROUSH CleanTech Advises States on Alt-Fuel Link to VW Grants

ROUSH CleanTech’s Clean School Bus program informs states on the maximum emissions reduction and monetary savings that they could achieve based on the VW Trust funds they allocate to replacing…
  • Last modified on Friday, 22 September 2017 15:56

Website Provides State VW Settlement Beneficiary Contacts

An online resource launched earlier this month provides details on local state agencies taking the lead on funding programs available from the $3 billion VW Mitigation Trust Fund.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 27 September 2017 17:03

Blue Bird Holds Electric School Bus Ride and Drive

Blue Bird said feedback was “overwhelmingly positive” during an event this month that allowed energy company representatives to get behind the wheel of its new line of electric school buses.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 27 September 2017 17:03

School Bus Contractor STI Posts 6-Percent Growth for FY2017

School bus contractor Student Transportation Inc. said it overcame driver shortage and severe weather throughout the year to grow gross profits by over 6 percent and expanded Adjusted EBITDA during…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 21 September 2017 08:25

Small Texas District Lends Hand to Students Displaced By Harvey

A number of school districts across Texas responded during and after Hurricane Harvey by providing aid to displaced residents, none more so than Gregory-Portland ISD outside of Corpus Christi.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 15:40

Bond Reduced for School Bus Driver in Chattanooga Crash Case

A Hamilton County, Tennessee, judge approved a bond reduction for Johnthony Walker after reviewing statements and evidence submitted on behalf of the former school bus driver accused of vehiclular homicide in…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 27 September 2017 17:04

Interest in Wireless Data Technology Soars

Whether school districts and transportation contractors are on their first, second or even third-generation wireless system, demand for data from the school bus is likely to continue growing exponentially as…
  • Last modified on Monday, 18 September 2017 16:25

Western Wildfires Put Damper on School Startup

A particularly harsh wildfire season this year has forced the postponement or closing of schools in the western U.S., with Washington, Oregon and Montana being heavily affected.
  • Last modified on Friday, 15 September 2017 16:41