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School Bus Turned Chicken Coop in Michigan

On the lighter end of the news spectrum, a retired school bus has transformed into a cage-free chicken coop at Red Gate Farm Leelanau...

Mobile School Bus Food Pantry Provides Thanksgiving Meal

In Indianapolis, the first mobile food pantry, the Food Access Mobile (FAM), hit the streets, providing Thanksgiving meals to Indy’s hungry population last week,...
Washington County’s refurbished school bus gives students access to reading during the summer. (Photo courtesy of Herald & Tribune.)

Washington County School District Rolls out a School Bus Full of...

Washington County School District in Tennessee recently transformed one of its school buses into a rolling library, complete with bookshelves and thousands of books,...
San Marcos Unified School District in California refurbished this 1998 Blue Bird Rear Engine 84-Passenger, transit-style school bus for activity and field trips. (Photo courtesy of Mike Sawyer.)

New School Bus Purchase Grants Shelve Some Refurbishment Projects

While refurbishing school buses to squeeze out more years of operational life may seem like an ancient fleet replacement alternative for some school districts...
Emissions from the tailpipe of a school bus.

Can School Bus Emissions Retrofits Improve Student Test Scores?

A new Georgia State University study claims that retrofitting school buses with emissions-reduction equipment can not only save money and improve air quality but...
Name plate at EPA headquarters

EPA Extends Deadline for $40 Million in DERA Grant Funds

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is giving student transporters more time to apply for grants funds to reduce school bus emissions.  Related: EPA Extends Clean...

June 2020

June Cover 2020
This month's issue of STN discusses the coronavirus pandemic and how transportation directors are preparing to transport...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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