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Bud Fears presents the 2019 Peter Grandolfo Award to Diana Hollander at the STN EXPO Reno on July 28, 2019.

Q’STRAINT’s Fears Officially Retires After 35 Years in School Bus Industry

What many STN EXPO Reno attendees were made privy to last summer is now official: Bud Fears, Q’Straint/Sure-Lok’s Midwest regional sales manager is retired...

EPA Awards DERA Grant to New Mexico to Cut Diesel Emissions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $476,330 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant to the New Mexico Environmental Department to cut emissions...
School bus with stop arm deployed and LED lights flashing.

New Indiana and Kentucky Legislation Fights Illegal School Bus Passing

Indiana and Kentucky legislators are taking proactive measures to increase enforcement of the illegal passing of school buses by motorists. Indiana Senate Bill 219...
Red veto stamp in notepad

Employee Provision in New York City School Bus Driver Bill Vetoed

Citing legal and fiscal concerns, Gov. Andrew Cuomo rejected legislation passed by the New York State Assembly that would have required contracts for the...
Photo by Camilo Jimenez, Unsplash.

Strangulation Death of 3-Year-Old School Bus Rider Ruled Accidental

The death of 3-year-old special needs passenger, who was reportedly found unconscious and not breathing on his Texas school bus before being pronounced dead...
An older driver greets students as they board the school bus.

Virginia Bills Would Protect State Retirement for School-Bus Job Seekers

New bipartisan legislation in the Old Dominion State would allow retired state workers to be rehired by public school districts without having their pensions...
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National School Transportation Association Releases School Bus Safety Promotional Video

The nation’s school bus contractor association has released a one-minute video that promotes school bus safety and focuses on the dangers of illegal passing...
Transportation staff at Brewster Central School District pose with their newly decorate safety vests. The vests are improving department morale and encouraging conversations between transportation staff and the student riders.

Safety Vest Decorations Change Conversations With School Bus Passengers

The “Vest Fairy” arrived recently at Brewster Central School District in New York. Today, her fashion efforts are not only improving transportation department morale,...
Zonar 2010 EVIR

Zonar Systems Experiences Firmware Glitch on 2010 Inspection Device

An issue discovered with Zonar Systems’ 2010 electronic inspection device firmware has grounded some devices, the company has confirmed. However, the firmware issues that...
Propane fuel tank underneath a school bus.

EPA Seeks Comments on Standardizing Heavy-Duty NOx Emissions Nationwide

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is ramping up its efforts to target harmful emissions from heavy-duty commercial vehicles with an advanced notice of proposed...

January 2020

Our first issue of 2020 commences with articles about customer service, training, and installation for new technology,...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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