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Tennessee Schools to Replace 143 School Buses

Next-Gen Transportation reported in a June 3 article that the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) announced its support for school bus replacements...
Thomas Built Buses presents its new electric school bus Jouley

Your Guide to Getting Started with School Bus Electrification

It’s a new and exciting day in the school bus industry. With electric vehicle technology advancing at a rapid pace, the feasibility for electric...

Why Invest in ‘Green’ School Buses

Editor's Note: Phil Horlock, president and CEO of Blue Bird, discusses alternative fuels in the STN July 2019 Issue. Below are his comments, “Why...

Cummins Offers Three Choices For VW Settlement Funds

It is hard to attend any trade show, technician training, or bus-related event without hearing the terms “VW Funding” at least 5 times. Multiple...
A Los Angeles electric school bus being charged. Interest in electric is expanding across the U.S.

Rising Fuel Costs = Alternative Energy

I am seriously feeling the pain at the gas pump. Are you feeling the same? If you are like me, you drive a fair...
Parked electric school buses.

Calif. District Adds to Largest Fleet of Electric School Buses

Twin Rivers Unified School District in Sacramento, California unveiled nine new electric school buses with another 10 on the way, as it expands its...
Fowler Unified bus

Fowler Unified in California Purchases Brand New Electric Bus

ABC 30 reported the students at Malaga Elementary school in Fresno, California are now riding in a brand-new Blue Bird electric school bus. The May...
The U.S. Department of Justice building in Washington, D.C.

German Automotive Manufacturer Fined for Role in Volkswagen Emissions Fraud

A federal court in Detroit sentenced a German company to pay a $35 million criminal penalty for its role in the Volkswagen diesel emissions...
Name plate at EPA headquarters

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...
Sign showing direction of closest electric charging station.

Report: Using VW Money to Purchase Diesel Buses is a ‘Wasted...

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...

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...