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Ohio Association President Focuses on Leaders of Today, Goals of Tomorrow

Editor’s Note: This profile is part of an ongoing series on women who have made a significant impact on the school transportation industry.  Melody Coniglio...
California State Sen. Anthony J. Portantino. Photo courtesy of his office.

Latest California Late-Start School Bill Arrives on Gov. Newsom’s Desk

The California State Legislature has again passed a controversial school start delay bill for the second consecutive year. SB 328 was sent to Gov. Gavin...
The Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner C2 Jouley electric school bus with battery pack, thermal management software from Proterra. The bus was displayed at the ACT EXPO in Long Beach, California on April 26, 2019.

Michigan Welcomes First Electric School Buses

Seven school districts across the Wolverine State have used Volkswagen Mitigation Trust Fund money to acquire a total of 17 electric school buses. The...
School bus technicians participated in classroom and hands-on training at the Cummins Service Training School held during the 2019 STN EXPO Indianapolis.

Cummins Webinar Tackles School Bus Engine Maintenance

The latest Cummins webinar featured advice and tips on how to best maintain and service diesel and CNG school bus engines. Technical Support Managers...

Iowa Becomes Fifth State to Require Lap/Shoulder Seatbelts In School Buses

A new rule in Iowa will require that lap/shoulder seatbelts are installed in all new school buses ordered on or after Oct. 2, 2019....
Mike Simmons, the senior transportation manager for the Arkansas Department of Education, is holding a baby cub. Simmons retired from his current position two and a half years ago to work for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

Arkansas’ Simmons Couldn’t Stay Away from the School Bus Industry

Mike Simmons returned to the Arkansas Department of Education as senior transportation manager recently, after leaving his position two and a half years ago...
Joe Speelman of Western Idaho Freightliner in Napa, Idaho, won the vehicle category at DTNA’s Technician Skills Competition 2019.

Daimler Trucks North America Announces Winners of Annual Skills Competition

Daimler Trucks North America, LLC. (DTNA), the parent company of school bus manufacturer Thomas Built Buses, recently announced the winners of its 2019 Technician...
A stop arm rests flush against a school bus next to a video camera.

Lawmakers Propose Harsher Penalties for Motorists Who Pass Stopped School Buses

Two recently introduced bills in Michigan and a proposed bill in Ohio call for harsher penalties for drivers who pass a stopped school bus....
Students in school bus doing homework.

Texas DPS Responds to Complaints of Overcrowded School Buses

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has released a public service announcement reminding school bus drivers and school districts of the dangers of...

City of Las Vegas Envisions a ‘Google Maps’ for Student Walkers

The City of Las Vegas has released step one of its goal to create a walking app for students and parents, on the first...

September 2019

This technology issue covers onboard tablets, disruptions in the industry, new emerging technology and the industry’s Super...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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