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Emissions from the tailpipe of a school bus.

Report to Congress Details Progress Made in Cleaning Up Dirty Diesel

School buses remain the largest transportation segment to receive funding as a result of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA), the U.S. Environmental Protection...
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Zero Emissions School Buses Make Cents

The modern availability of products, services, and training, makes it entirely possible to successfully and cost-effectively integrate electric school buses into a district fleet. An...

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...

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...
Driver's cockpit in an electric school bus.

Nevada Law Boosts Funds for Electric School Buses & Infrastructure

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed legislation that extends a higher rate of reimbursement to school districts for purchasing electric school buses or adding...
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...
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...
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...

3 Ways to Save Amidst Summer Budget Cuts

Education spending was cut by nearly $4 billion this fiscal year, leaving school districts scrambling to identify areas to streamline. But administrators can’t drop...
toll road

Highway Tolls, School Bus Funding Formula Debated by Texas Legislature

Two new bills, Texas House Bill 891 and Senate Bill 383, relate to a highway toll exemption for public school buses. Also being discussed...

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...