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The “Vegetation Transportation” school bus started on June 7 and will run until December 6, 2019. The bus offers a healthy option to employees, with fruits and vegetables sold at a substantially reduced price. (Photo courtesy of Raquita Shupe.)

Cook-Illinois Encourages Healthy Employees via Vegetation Transportation

School bus contractor Cook-Illinois Corp., based in Chicagoland,  focuses on its employee’s health by giving them healthy options, even during the summer months. “School bus drivers have...
Miller Transportation buses outside of Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis

Riding in Style: School Districts Go Extra Mile for Extracurricular Trips

Charter and field trips add complexity to student transportation operations, but school districts say they are worth the extra expense to support learning and...
Aurora Public Schools in Colorado re-purposed three of their school buses to be used as mobile cafes over the summer.

Colorado School District Rolls Out Food Buses for Summer Meal Program

Aurora Public Schools in Colorado is sponsoring a U.S. Department of Agriculture program to provide breakfast and lunch this summer to children under 18,...
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Summers County, W.V. Holds School Bus Tribute to Honor Children Killed

Earlier this month, a two-story house in Hinton, West Virginia, went up into flames, taking the life of two young children. Tyrone Sea, 13, and...
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...
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...
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California District Receives Donated School Bus Surveillance Systems After Fire

REI and A-Z Bus Sales donated parts and services to the Paradise Unified School District in northern California to help with the aftermath of...

What To Know About School Bus Surveillance Before You Buy

Video systems provider REI recently presented a webinar that took a brand-agnostic look at school bus surveillance and gave tips on what to look...
May 8 is National Bike to School Day that is celebrated nationwide. Photo from Facebook/Silvina Chirino

Bike to School Day 2019 Gains Support Nationwide

Over 3,000 schools registered this year on the walkbiketoschool.org website to show their support and help celebrate the benefits of biking to school. This year...

Ill. School District Reviews Benefits of Propane Buses in Webinar

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) showcased the benefits of using propane autogas in school buses, while an Illinois transportation director shared her...

July 2019

Developing trust, a safety culture, driver appreciation and more. Read the full July 2019 Issue here. Cover Story Retention Starts...

Buyer’s Guide 2019

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