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Bill Would Use Illegal Passing Revenue to Pay for Seat Belts

Legislation was introduced this month before the Washington State Legislature that would require all newly purchased school buses to be equipped with lap-shoulder seat belts, with illegal passing cameras paying for the occupant restraints as well as all new school bus purchases.

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UPDATE: University of Maryland Develops New School Bus Routing Tool

The Howard County Public School System recently reached out to the University of Maryland (UMD) to develop a new tool for school bus routes to facilitate informed decisions regarding cost, benefit and the impact of potential changes to school start and dismissal times. 

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Bendix Tech Tips: Advanced Safety Systems and Air Disc Brakes

ELYRIA, Ohio – Advanced safety systems such as full-stability and collision mitigation technology occupy a growing part of the commercial vehicle landscape: Fleets are adopting them in greater numbers, and electronic stability control (ESC) systems will be required on most new Class 7 and 8 commercial vehicles under National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rules taking effect next year. Air disc brake usage continues to increase as well, with fleets often pairing them with advanced safety systems for optimal performance.

Federal Proposal for Connected Vehicles Signals School Bus ‘Sea Change’

It will take a while to see realistic, fully-functional, driverless yellow buses on America’s road, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s proposed rule to mandate vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications for light-duty vehicles is a step towards that goal, industry insiders told School Transportation News.

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Zonar Announces Executive Leadership Changes and Hires

SEATTLE — Zonar, the leader in smart fleet management technology, announced today that Ian McKerlich has taken over as president and CEO. McKerlich, who had been serving as president at Zonar, succeeds Brett Brinton in the CEO role as part of a planned leadership transition resulting from the majority investment stake in Zonar by Continental AG. Brinton remains with the organization as a strategic advisor.