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August 2020

This month’s issue features articles on school start-up and prepping fleets for the new school year, as well as virtual training opportunities for districts....

School Bus Seatbelts, Illegal Passing Included in Federal Transportation Infrastructure Proposal

House Democrats unveiled a $494 billion transportation infrastructure plan to address federal funding, which is set to expire in September, that targets a new...
A electric school bus being charged. Interest in electric is expanding across the U.S.

Webinar Provides Overview of Electric School Bus Charging Infrastructure

The Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) recently held its second webinar of the three-part series, “Electrifying Your Bus Fleet,” with a focus...
Sign showing direction of closest electric charging station.

Webinar Charges Up Conversation on Electric School Buses

The first of three webinars presented by the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) on electric school bus technology provided an overview of...
Mayor Bill De Blasio displays an executive order he signed during his State of the City address on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (Photo courtesy of New York City Mayor’s Office.)

School Buses Among New York City Fleet to Go Electric

The first electric school buses operated by the New York City Department of Education and its contractor companies will hit the streets this September. So...
Students exit a Maine school bus. (Wikipedia Commons)

Maine Bill Calls for Increased Funding of Electric School Buses

Adam Mayo is cautiously optimistic about the promise of electric school buses. The director of transportation for Maine School Administrative District 75, located about half-way...
Image is from the A-Z Bus Sales Facebook page.

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

Senate Bill Seeks to Replace Diesel School Buses with Electric

A partisan bill introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Kamala Harris would authorize $2 million to pay the incremental cost of replacing diesel...
Roads and highways that are in desperate need of repair.

Possible $2 Trillion Federal Infrastructure Bill Begins a New Debate

The idea of a potential $2 trillion approved by Congress to pay for infrastructure repairs nationwide emerged this week during a White House meeting...

August 2020

August 2020 Cover
This month’s issue features articles on school start-up and prepping fleets for the new school year, as...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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