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A March 2014 file photo of an early electric school bus parked in front of the state capitol building in Sacramento, California. (Source: Wikimedia Commons/Urvashi Nagrani)

One Aide Per School Bus Among California Guidelines for School Reopening

The California Department of Education (CDE) unveiled best-practice recommendations to school districts for how they should transport students once the new school year begins,...
Larry Thorton, safety training specialist for Education Services Center Region 6 in Huntsville, Texas, shows a Klein ISD school bus driver how to operate the high-tech simulator. (Photo courtesy of Klein ISD)

Update: NHTSA Moves School Bus Driver In-service Curriculum Online

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has followed the lead of school districts nationwide that are providing distance learning to students during COVID-19 closures...

Thomas Built Buses Debuts Auto-Reversing Doors

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Thomas Built Buses Inc continues to pioneer new features for the school bus industry with the debut of an auto-reversing...
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Latest School Bus Loading/Unloading Survey Results Reflects Spike in Crossing Deaths

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Eight students were reportedly killed in the act of loading or unloading their school bus during the 2018-2019 school year, according...
The Gardian Angel LED lighting system being used on a school bus.

Revised LED Standards Expected in 2020 National School Bus Specifications

The school transportation industry is seeing the light in instituting new standards that favor light-emitting diode (LED) lighting over incandescent bulbs. States, school districts,...

Pupil Transportation Safety Institute Introduces Online Academy Training Platform

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Some of PTSI’s best-selling industry-leading courses are now being offered via the Online Academy training platform. The Online Academy, a...

Research Shows Potential Scope of 2018-2019 School Bus Injuries & Fatalities

Research indicates that only a fraction of 1 percent of all students who ride the school bus to and from school were injured in...
The MDZ Shield F (Front) is made of high-performance BASF urethane that attaches to the vehicle’s front bumper. It acts as a shield to deflect a child from being run over from the right and left front wheels.

MDZ Shield to Help Prevent School Bus Danger Zone Student Deaths

INDIANAPOLIS — During the STN Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana, Mark B. Barron, innovator and founder of Public Transportation Safety International Corp., honored Cook-Illinois Corp.,...
A screenshot of the trailer for the “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” movie, which was released two months ago.

Did Movie Trailer Depicting School Bus Dragging Take it Too Far?

A trailer for “Dora and the Lost City of Gold,” the Nickelodeon film that hits theaters on August 9, features the main character attending...

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...