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Texas Advises School Districts That Barriers Are Prohibited on School Buses

The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding all state school districts that installing shields or barriers that separate the bus driver from the...

Texas School Districts Discuss CDC Guidelines for Transportation After Coronavirus

Two Texas transportation directors have developed plans and scenarios for operating their school buses at a reduced passenger capacity due to the recommendations issued...
School districts across the nation are now using school buses to deliver meals to students, due to schools being closed from the coronavirus impact. Technology is helping them accomplish the service. (Facebook/Community ISD in Texas)

School Bus Routing to Meet Today’s Coronavirus Challenges

Besides its standard function of school bus mapping for home-to-school routes,  software is now being utilized to more efficiently deliver meals to students amid...

Kajeet’s SmartBus Wi-Fi Grant Enables Austin ISD to Connect its Fleet...

MCLEAN, Va. — Kajeet has awarded the Austin Independent School District a grant to install 534 Kajeet SmartBus WiFi routers on their entire school...
Greensville County Public Schools in Virginia hosted a Love the Bus paint party.

School Bus Drivers Share Their Love of the Yellow School Bus

While the national Love the Bus month celebrates school bus drivers and the impact made by the yellow school bus on education and the...
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)

School Bus Driver Simulator Provides Real-World Training in Texas

A simulator available at no cost to school districts located northeast of Houston is supplementing school bus safety training efforts. Funded by a $100,000 annual...
Kristen Billingsley, president of Heavy Duty Bus Parts and UltraLED, has a heartfelt relationship with the school bus industry in a way that few others have experienced.

Kristen Billingsley Unifies Different Communities Through Personal Growth

Above everything else, Kristen Billingsley lives by the mantra that success stems from first loving yourself. In spite of personal setbacks that shook her...
Weslaco ISD implemented a new program at the start of the 2019-2020 school year that encourages anytime reading on the school bus. Photo courtesy of Renee Dyer.

Digital Reading Program Extends Classrooms to School Buses in South Texas

A new reading program at Weslaco ISD, located near the Texas border with Mexico, uses technology on board school buses, so student riders can...

EPA Awards DERA Grant to New Mexico to Cut Diesel Emissions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $476,330 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant to the New Mexico Environmental Department to cut emissions...
Photo by Camilo Jimenez, Unsplash.

Strangulation Death of 3-Year-Old School Bus Rider Ruled Accidental

The death of 3-year-old special needs passenger, who was reportedly found unconscious and not breathing on his Texas school bus before being pronounced dead...

July 2020

July 2020 Cover
This month’s issue features articles about the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on school bell times and...

Buyer’s Guide 2020

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