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Total Cost of Ownership

It’s farther down the road for schools buses to adapt technologies that are becoming commonplace in the consumer automotive sector — such as next-generation connectivity and sensing leading to autonomous…
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National Express Employees Earn Distinctions

National Express recognized employees and teams with their annual Values Award at a recent ceremony in London. The company gives the award to individuals who live the company’s values of…
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Watch and See

Demand is rising on all fronts for the video surveillance systems used to keep an eye on children riding the school bus — among suppliers working to meet customer demand,…
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Applications Sought for $30K Route Optimization Grant

Orbit Software, Inc. is searching for a U.S. school bus operation in need of route optimization services as the software provider is offering a technology grant of up to $30,000…
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Pa. House Passes School Bus Driver EpiPen Bill

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that would protect school bus drivers who administer epinephrine auto-injectors, or Epi-Pens, to students.
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U.S. Capitol 'Bus-In' Targets Safety Issues

The National School Transportation Association held its annual Spring Bus-In on Capitol Hill on Tuesday and Wednesday, and members as well as industry partners attended nearly 200 congressional meetings on…
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Minnesota First Student Locations Hold Food Drive

Four First Student locations in Minnesota participated in the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, collecting over 5,300 pounds of food and approximately $1,000 to benefit food shelves in throughout the state.
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Maryland Bill Seeks to Increase Fines for School Bus Passers

Legislation that has already passed the Maryland House could double the maximum civil penalty levied against motorists who are caught on video running the school bus stop arm and flashing…
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Hall of Fame Football Coach Bobby Bowden to Keynote STN EXPO

Blue Bird Corporation and partners ROUSH CleanTech and Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems will bring two-time national championship winning college football coach Bobby Bowden to the STN EXPO stage this summer,…
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R.I. Bus Driver Texting Bill Passes House

The school bus is the safest way for children to get to school, yet this can be compromised if the bus driver is texting or focusing on another distraction. April…
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Ohio Districts Receive Grants to Curb Bus Pollution

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded grants to the River Valley Local Schools and Seneca East Local Schools districts in order to help reduce school bus emissions.
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 15:44

Are We There Yet?

As the debate over whether school districts should outsource student transportation services or keep the operations in-house continues, school districts must be aware of the conditions under which outsourcing should be considered in the first place.…
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Thomas Built Buses Donates Money to Schools

School bus manufacturer Thomas Built Buses presented five schools across the country with $2,000 each as a prize for their winning entries in the company’s second annual photo contest.
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