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Through the Cloud, tablets and various apps have revolutionized communication in every industry, including student transportation, these technologies have truly upped the ante for safely transporting the most vulnerable students,…
  • Last modified on Sunday, 29 November -0001 16:00

Pennsylvania Bus Contractor Website Targets Parents

The Pennsylvania School Bus Association launched a redesigned website that it said reflects the group's brand new look and mission, which includes outreach to the general public and, specifically, parents…
  • Last modified on Monday, 05 October 2015 16:14

Continental to Supply IC Bus with Low Rolling Resistance Tires

The new year will see all IC Bus models equipped with low-rolling resistance tires from Continental Tire as standard equipment. The tires comply with the new EPA greenhouse gas emissions…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 08 October 2015 07:53

Extended Stop Arm Pilot Program Shows Fewer Violations

The counties of Cabell, Greenbrier and Kanawha in West Virginia recently completed a pilot program involving extended school bus stop arms in order to determine whether these showed a decrease…
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Kern County Opens CNG Station to Benefit Public

To further combat the long standing problem of poor air quality in the area, the Kern County Superintendent of Schools (KCSOS) upgraded its CNG station by doubling its size, as…
  • Last modified on Friday, 02 October 2015 10:41

Propane Council Donates $30K for Classroom Supplies

The Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) has started a campaign to bring awareness to the benefits of propane transportation. PERC is partnering with former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 30 September 2015 08:59

Cummins Westport Engine Earns Accolades from CARB

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has endorsed the Cummins Westport 100 natural gas-fueled 8.9-liter ISL G engine as “near zero emission” of nitrogen oxides with only 0.02 grams per…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 30 September 2015 09:04

App-Tastic

A recent study by Ericsson ConsumerLab found that “communication continues to be the dominant activity on smartphones.” It’s just that the ways of communicating have changed, a move from voice…
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CARB OKs Biodiesel as NOx Reducer

The California Air Resources Board approved the use of biodiesel to lower nitrogen oxide emissions as part of its revised Low Carbon Fuels Standard.
  • Last modified on Monday, 28 September 2015 17:24

NYAPT Pushes Again for Stop-Arm Camera Law Passage

The New York Association for Pupil Transportation (NYAPT) is preparing “the cleanest bill possible” for lawmakers to vote on when they return in January after the bill to install stop-arm…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 24 September 2015 09:57

Division of Investor AB Agrees to Acquire BraunAbility

Patricia Industries, a division of Investor AB, signed an agreement to acquire Braun Ability, a family-owned company that manufactures wheelchair-accessible vehicles and wheelchair lifts. The deal is contingent on anti-trust approval, but…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 23 September 2015 15:34

Florida School Bus Driver Charged, Fired After Crashing into Pond

A Tampa Bay, Florida, school bus driver’s employment was terminated after the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office charged him with careless driving for speeding, losing control of the bus and crashing…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 23 September 2015 15:12

Safe Fleet Announced Coloring Contest Winner

Safe Fleet announced Monday the winner of the first part of the “United Against Bullying” coloring contest. This year’s winner is Allison McKenna Fox, a student at Meridian Middle School…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 22 September 2015 17:05

Wi-Fi Connectivity on the School Bus Gains Ground

For some students across the country, the school bus ride can be very long, cutting into time that could otherwise be spent on homework or other activities.  In today’s tech-dependent…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 01 October 2015 11:51