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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Transfinder Opens New Office in Austin, Texas

To better serve a growing client base in Texas, Transfinder opened the doors to its new office in Austin, Texas as the company celebrated nine consecutivce years on the Inc.…
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The Road Less Traveled

When the 2015 academic year began in Fort Wayne, Indiana, roughly 7,000 students were left at the bus stop without a ride. 
  • Last modified on Friday, 18 September 2015 11:38

How District Implemented School Bus Enhanced Push-to-Talk

An STN webinar sponsored by AT&T provided attendees with in-depth information on how and why to implement enhanced mobile communications for school bus drivers, dispatch and administrators, illustrated by a…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 17 September 2015 15:42

NASDPTS Stop-Arm Survey Shows Illegal Passing Continues

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services has released the results of its fifth annual illegal passing survey. A total of 26 states and 20 percent of…
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Update: Houston School Bus Plunges Off Freeway, 2 Dead

Two students are dead and three others were seriously injured after a Houston Independent School District (HISD) school bus was struck by another vehicle and plummeted from the 610 Loop…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 16 September 2015 11:08

Safety Vision Goes Mobile with Product-Focused Web Redesign

Mobile video surveillance manufacturer and software provider Safety Vision unveiled a new website that the company said will allow customers to access more information no matter what device they are…
  • Last modified on Monday, 14 September 2015 15:01

NYSBCA Renews Call for Illegal Passing Legislation

The new school year is now in session in most, if not all, schools across the country. Many groups are issuing safety reminders for both students and motorists during this…
  • Last modified on Friday, 11 September 2015 17:01