Colorado Foster Care Law Hurts School Transportation, Lawsuit Claims

The Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB), Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE), six school districts and two individual taxpayers claim that a new state law that is designed to help foster care students, will unfairly impact school transportation and should be ruled unconstitutional. Especially at issue is the cross-district busing, which is the crux of the litigation.

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CEC Grant New Effort to Replace School Buses

A “pre-application workshop” is being held Tuesday morning to share information on the $78.7 million in grant funding from the California Energy Commission to replace the state’s oldest and most polluting school buses.

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Blue Bird FY 2018 2nd Qtr Results Up

MACON GA — Blue Bird Corp. (“Blue Bird”) (NASDAQ: BLBD), the leading independent designer and manufacturer of school buses, announced today its fiscal 2018 second quarter results. Blue Bird Corporation delivered higher revenue, up 4 percent from the prior year, positive net income of $1.8 million and solid Adjusted EBITDA of $10.0 million.  Positive earnings were delivered despite higher commodity costs.

Use VW Settlement Funds to Replace NY Buses

NEW YORK NY — The New York State Bus Distributors Association (NYSBDA) is recommending that New York state use some of its Volkswagen Clean Air Act settlement funds to establish a school bus replacement program. The program allows for the purchase of school buses with all current viable engine and fuel technologies that meet or exceed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) 2010 emission standards for school buses. 

NSTA School Bus Contractors Meet with Congress

The National School Transportation Association hosts its annual Capitol Hill Bus-In this week for school bus contractor members to bring concerns to members of Congress in Washington, D.C.

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