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North Carolina Revises School Bus Crossing Policies

The North Carolina State Board of Education announced it has implemented changes to school bus safety policies to make crossing conditions safer for students who ride the school bus.
  • Last modified on Thursday, 09 July 2015 13:11

Cleaning Up

While diesel still reigns supreme in the school bus industry, many school districts are adopting alternative-fuel vehicles as quickly as their budgets allow. California’s largest school district, Los Angeles Unified,…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 08 July 2015 15:15

Louisiana Governor Signs Bus Routes Bill Into Law

Last week, Louisiana governor and Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal signed House Bill 695, which gives schools more flexibility when planning and implementing school bus routes while also amending HB…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 08 July 2015 14:12

First Student Profits Boost

First Student, the largest provider of student transportation in North America, saw revenue and profit gains for fiscal year 2015, according to annual earnings released last month. The company cited…
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Consuming Greens

One of the more spirited national conversations in recent years has focused on the impact transportation has on the environment, and the ecological solutions necessary to ensure that our children…
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EXPO Game Winner Looks Forward to Learning Opportunities

About one in 60 students in Massachusetts are homeless, according to data from the state Department of Education, and Boston has been especially hard hit. Two years ago, Boston schools reported…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 07 July 2015 09:57

Gleaves Receives Promotion at Hydrotex

Hydrotex, a supplier of fuel improvers and automotive lubricants, announced today that Dwight Gleaves will take on the role of division president, pupil transportation, and Phil Kramer will be vice…
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Bringing BioDiesel to Southern Utah and Beyond

The goal for Robert Anderson has always been to create an environmentally sound alternative to diesel fuel. It has been a pursuit for Anderson since he was 15 tinkering around…
  • Last modified on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 13:46

NHTSA: 130 People Died in School Bus-Related Crashes in 2013

Crashes involving school buses claimed the lives of 130 individuals throughout the United States in 2013, according to tabulations of data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by…
  • Last modified on Monday, 06 July 2015 11:26

Long Road to Reality Begins for New GHG, CAFE Proposals

While the public comment period for the proposed Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Fuel Efficiency Standards for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Engines and Vehicles will extend for the next three…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 25 June 2015 13:57

In the Zone: Daimler Trucks Acquires Minority Stake in Zonar

Zonar Systems will continue to operate independently following this morning’s news that Daimler Trucks North America is now a minority investor in the vehicle telematics and electronic fleet inspection provider,…
  • Last modified on Thursday, 25 June 2015 07:28

Bus Contractor STI Adds New Executive to Steer Expansion

Thomas Kominsky is the chief growth officer of Student Transportation Inc., a newly created position to direct the school bus contractor’s North American acquisition strategy.
  • Last modified on Monday, 22 June 2015 15:34

Feds Propose Phase 2 GHG, CAFE Standards for Commercial Vehicles

School buses will be subject to a 16-percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption by the 2021 model year after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway…
  • Last modified on Wednesday, 24 June 2015 07:34