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New School Bus Safety Legislation Formally Introduced in Congress

Significant national legislation to require lap-and-shoulder seat belts on all school buses, plus real-time background checks on all school bus drivers, was reintroduced into...
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EPA Sets New Diesel Emissions Reduction Act School Bus Rebates

Christmas arrived early for 145 school bus fleets in 43 states and territories that received new Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding. The U.S. Environmental...
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Report: Using VW Money to Purchase Diesel Buses is a ‘Wasted Opportunity’

A new report from two environmental research organizations concludes that most states are grossly under-using the $3 billion Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Fund to...
Scio bus driver Skip Torpey and bus monitor Linda Harris were recognized by their school district for helping save a woman’s life last month.

73-Year-Old School Bus Driver Performs CPR, Saves Woman’s Life

Skip Torpey, a bus driver for Scio Central School District in Allegheny County, New York, saved a woman’s life after finding her “blue and...
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NHTSA, FMCSA Invite Input on Testing Vehicles with Automated Driving Systems

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued advance notices of proposed rule-making on the removal of...
Sign showing direction of closest electric charging station.

New Jersey Senate Bill Introduces $10M Electric School Bus Program

A new bill introduced into the New Jersey State Senate, SB 2436, sponsored by Rep. Patrick Diegnan and Sen. Linda Greenstein, directs the Board of...
New Cypress-Fairbanks ISD buses purchased with bond money.

Houston Bond Measure Illustrates Growing Voter Appetite to Fund Student Transportation

The third-largest school district in Texas will see a large infusion of cash over the coming six years to purchase new school buses that...
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New York School Bus Stop-Arm Bill Awaits Gov. Cuomo’s Signature

The New York State Assembly and Senate has passed legislation that would authorize school districts to implement demonstration programs for stop-arm surveillance systems. The...
women who have made an impact in the school transportation industry.

Long-Time California Transportation Director Retires, Heads to Texas for Family

Editor’s Note: This profile is part of the series STN is publishing throughout the year on women who have made an impact in the...
Routing department specialists for Humble ISD receiving the Transfinder Ambassador of the Year Award. Steve Silence is pictured second from the right. (Photo courtesy of Jerry Burd.)

Texas District Recognized as Transfinder’s Ambassador of the Year

Entering the beginning of the 2017 school year, Humble Independent School District had to completely reroute and restructure its transportation services after Hurricane Harvey...

May 2019

New school bus technology addresses illegal passing, child detection systems, student behavior on the bus and more....

Buyer’s Guide 2019

Find the latest vehicle production data, state student ridership and budget reports, industry trends and contact information...